11/17/2012 8:48 PM
by Rebecca Turco
Mallgoers in Beckley had a special treat Saturday morning when Santa Claus made his grand entrance!
Santa drew quite the crowd when he arrived by helicopter to the Crossroads Mall. A firetruck escorted Santa, Mrs. Claus, and their "special helpers" into the building for photo opportunities with children.
General Manager Kathy Housh said it was an exciting day. "This is my favorite day of the year, when Santa comes and lands by helicopter," she said. "It was just quite a celebration."
Housh said this year's event drew an even bigger crowd than in years past.