GREENBURGH, N.Y. – The Fairview Fire District is bringing a candy cane-wielding Santa Claus to children in the area.
From Dec. 12 to 18, firefighters will guide Santa up and down the center streets within the Fairview community, warming up the holiday spirit and dispensing candy canes to anyone who greets them.
"It's great over the holidays," said Fairview district secretary Terre Mauro-Wade. "The kids love it, and the adults too. We put lights on the truck and Santa gets on the truck. It's great for the kids. They look forward to it.
Children's faces light up when Santa appears and they even flag down the truck to meet Santa and get a sweet treat. Adults often ask for a photo with Santa and the firefighters, said Mauro-Wade.
The candy cane distribution schedule is as follows and denotes the street, area or location of Santa and the trucks:
- Monday, Dec. 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Fairgrounds, Theodore D. Young Community Center, Manhattan Park, Greenburgh Housing Authority, Tarryhill.
- Tuesday, Dec. 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Apple Tree, Stone Avenue, Parkway Homes, Wyndover Woods.
- Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Mayfair Acres (Mayfair Road, Buena Vista, South Chelsea).
- Thursday, Dec. 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Gibson Avenue, Prospect Avenue, Juniper Hill Road, Saratoga Road, Orchard Hill, Stonewall Circle.
- Friday, Dec. 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Fulton Park Apartments, Stratford Road, Woodland Hills Condominiums, Winding Ridge.
- Saturday, Dec. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Worthington Road, Woodlands Avenue, Wood Avenue, Chestnut Street, Babbitt Court, Suburban Manor, continuing Orchard Hill (Station 2 area).
- Sunday, Dec. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – River Park Apartments, Edgebrook, Valimar, Granada Crescent, North Road, South Road, Hillside-Wyndover.