Scratch every notion you have about Santa, because Necco Center has the inside scoop. Did you think Santa is a jolly fellow?
Or maybe that he lives at the North Pole? Well, we hate to break it to you, but Santa is actually a jolly lady who lives north of Dayton, OH, and who happens to provide care for the Center kids! Necco Center’s one and only Dr. Darlene Barnes paid a visit to all the boys at Necco Center on December 11, 2010. She brought with her a bag stuffed full of toys and games. Every boy got one because they were all on Dr. Barnes’ NICE list! As she called each of the boys up to get their presents, their eyes lit with excitement as they rummaged through their cache!
Santa Barnes brought footballs, cars, jackets, action figures and candy to name just a few. There was no shortage of smiles after her trip! All the boys were extremely appreciative. Santa Barnes is a busy, busy lady with all her Christmas duties, but she wanted to make sure our boys got their presents first and foremost!
Thank you Dr. Barnes from everyone at Necco Center for the work that you do!
-Story by Iris Kelley of Necco Center