Santa greets some of the more than 120 children from Healthy Families of Manatee County, Head Start and Children’s Academy of Southwest Florida at the 19th annual Lawton Chiles Christmas for Kids Party at the Sandbar Restaurant. Santa arrived via watercraft from the Gulf of Mexico courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard and Manatee County Marine Rescue teams. The day also included lunch, presents from Santa, a bounce house, face-painting, crafts and a treasure hunt. Islander Photo: Courtesy Lisa Castro
HO! HO! HO!