by Maureen Eliason, Agent and Transaction Coordinator for Suzanne & Company
One of the things that transform the place you live into a community are the unique and wonderful traditions. One of my favorites that has been cherished by generations is the Bedford Community Santa Program.
It was created by Bedford Selectman Clayton Morrill over fifty years ago with the determination that any child in Bedford can be visited by Santa Claus and presented with a special gift on Christmas Eve. The program is a large community volunteer effort with over 300 dedicated current and former Bedfordites supporting Santa's visits.
My family has enjoyed this program for many years. I remember my own excitement as a child waiting for Santa to arrive back in the 1970s and since then I have watched my own kids' excitement at Santa's arrival a generation later. It is traditions like this that make Bedford such a wonderful community to live in.
For any Bedford family that wants to participate, learn more and register at bedfordsanta.com.