More than 100 excited children visited the Fairview Hose Company in Jim Thorpe to wait their turn in line to see and talk to Santa Claus upon his arrival there.

The sound of an approaching siren signaled his arrival at the firehouse riding in a fire truck.

This visit by the jolly old elf marked the 79th year of the Fairview Hose Company Social Club's Childrens' Christmas Party.

This year, 160 gifts, which were donated by local businesses and Social Club members, awaited the childrens' visit.

Each child received a toy and candy after their visit with Santa Claus.

Any toys that were not distributed during Santa's visit were sent on to the Marine Corp League Toys for Tots.