Bringing joy to children at Christmas

Santa's helpers pose for a group shot. They are, left to right, Sisters Canice Adams, Marcine Klocko, Agnes Marie Winter and Pam Smith.

Santa and his team of helpers had a busy day handing out candy canes, snacks and presents to children during the all-day, drive-by toy distribution at the St. Francis Center on Saint Helena Island.

Santa Claus (Richard Kearns) and the group of Sisters of Sts. Cyril and Methodius who run the St. Francis Center helped bring the Advent season of joy to life for the kids and their families. The women behind the costumes are Sister Canice Adams as the snowman, Sister Marcine Klocko as the Christmas tree, Sister Agnes Marie Winter as the candy cane, and Sister Pam Smith as the reindeer.

Children enjoy some snacks from Santa and his “elves” at the toy distribution.