The American Hose Company in Tamaqua hosted its free children's community Christmas party at its station recently. In addition to Santa's visit, children were given free snacks and gifts. Pictured from left are American Hose Company firefighter Debbie Connely, Derrek Romig, Santa Claus, Alexis Romig, and firefighter Ray Swartz. Derrek and Alexis are the kids of Mike Romig and Tara Nelson of Tamaqua.