North Side High School spreads holiday cheer to kids surviving cancer

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North Side High School celebrates 42nd year of Kids Surviving Cancer event.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – North Side High School Legends volunteered to be Santa’s helpers and bring holiday cheer to families Sunday.

The 42nd annual Kids Surviving Cancer event was held at the school from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Participating families did activities together with Santa’s helpers before enjoying a pizza lunch.

After lunch, everyone made their way to the school auditorium for choir and dance performances. There were assigned areas for each group to keep social distancing in place.

Perhaps the most anticipated part was when Santa and Mrs. Claus joined the party to present each family with gifts on stage.

“It means the world to them, lots of smiles, they really get a kick out of it.”

Dennis Fisher

To end the event, Santa posed for pictures with families to capture memories of the day.

Santa has been putting the suit on since 1977.

“He’s always been Santa as long as I’ve known him he’s been Santa and this is just so him to be involved, it never was a question.”

Amy Fisher

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