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Connie Vandermay/FOCUS Dorothy Helmrichs was happy to get gifts from Santa on Christmas Eve at the Elders' Home in New York Mills.

Surprise visit from Santa; Elders' Home residents get gifts from Ol' Saint Nick on Christmas Eve

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The 60 residents of Elders' Home and Heritage Manor in New York Mills made it onto Santa's 'good list' this year, prompting a visit from Ol' Saint Nick on Christmas Eve.


Santa, along with some local helpers, delivered presents, flowers and cookies to the residents as part of the Sixth Annual Adopt-A-Grandparent for Christmas.

"I appreciate it very much that we are thought of so much," said Dorothy Helmrichs after receiving her gift.

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