Update: Friday 9:00 a.m.
Local photographer Brandon Vaccaro donated his time and talents last night to take photos of all the Belmont kids and a few parents (both naughty and nice) who visited Santa during the Belmont Firefighters Annual Toy Drive at Fire Station 14.
Brandon has made the photos available for parents to upload directly from his Facebook page. Simply click the link below and scroll through to find your child (and a few of you parents) sitting on Santa's lap.
Click this link to view and upload photos:
Thank you to Brandon for making this so easy. For more information, go to www.BrandonVaccaroPhoto.com.
Monday 5:35 a.m.
Did you know snow* was in the forecast for Belmont later this week? It is in one particular location---Belmont Fire Station 14, at the corner of Ralston Avenue and Granada Street.
Here is the link to all the pictures from Santa's visit to Belmont Fires Station 14. I donated my time working with Belmont Fire & Park & Reck to take all the photos and now we want to get them out to the families so they can download them for free. Can you please attach the link to the article you wrote for the santa visit?
The snow and a visit from Santa are part of the firefighters' efforts to collect toys for needy children. The annual Belmont Firefighters Toy Drive will begin Thurs., Dec. 13 and will continue right up to Christmas Day.
On Thursday, Santa will be helping Belmont firefighters collect the toys during an open house at Fire Station 14 from 5-8 p.m. The event will include an opportunity to visit with Santa, play in the snow (*provided by Belmont Iceland), see the fire house, meet firefighters and enjoy some holiday refreshments. Parents and guardians are reminded to bring their cameras to photograph their children with Santa.
Firefighters say that although not required, people attending the open house are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to support the firefighters’ toy drive.
Toys can be dropped off at two locations between now and Dec. 25:
- Station 14 – 911 Granada St. (corner of Granada St. & Ralston Ave.)
- Station 15 – 2701 Cipriani Blvd. (corner of Cipriani Blvd. & Ralston Ave.)
Firefighters accept new, unwrapped toys such as dolls, puzzles, board games, toy trucks/cars and action figures. Please do not to give DVDs or video games. And, no bicycles, please.
*snow courtesy of Belmont Iceland