11/16/2013 4:27 PM
by Joe Hellriegel
MOUNT HOPE - Christmas is right around the corner and everyone got a reminder of this when Santa Claus made a special appearance at the Crossroads Mall.
He made a grand entrance by flying in on a helicopter as the crowd looked on. Mrs. Claus and the Chick-Fil-A cows were also on hand. Parents say their children can't wait to talk to the big man.
"She's so excited, I think the helicopter distracted her from any kind of crowd, she was waving and excited. She has a picture that she is going to give to Santa so we are going to wait for that," said Leslee Pannell.