Beloved Santa makes special trip to Westmoreland Mall

Three-year-old Carson Shellhammer faces his fear to meet the “Real Santa” at Christmas Town, a store in Westmoreland Mall that hosted a recent meet and greet. Carson is the son of Sam Shellhammer and April Rodkey of Blairsville. The Santa, loved by children and heralded by parents as the “Real Santa,” has been a staple in Center Court the last few years, but his company had him traveling to a different area this holiday season. So, in Santa style, he made arrangements to donate his own time to make the appearance — free of charge.

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