Even though it is Summer, Santa is hard at work!

July 14, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment News

July 15, 2006

It may be July and hot and sticky, but Santa Claus is not on vacation. Santa Paul Sheehan (a professional real bearded Santa Claus) and his wife Carolyn (Mrs. Claus), both of Virginia Beach, Virginia, have just returned from attending specialized training at the Santa-America 2006 Training Conference in Branson, Missouri.

Santa Paul, whose beard is listed #1576 in the National Beard Registry, is a member of Santa-America, a nationwide non-profit (501c3) national service organization bringing Love, Hope, and Joy to very special children and their families 365 days a year! www.Santa-America.org

- Children, parents, or grandparents in Hospice
- Children suffering from Chronic Pediatric Illness
- Children and families suffering from Post Traumatic Stress

Both Santa Paul and Carolyn received specialized training in visiting special needs children and families. While in Branson Missouri, Santa Paul, who is also an active member of the Amalgamated Order of Real Bearded Santas (AORBS), and Carolyn, also participated in the largest international gathering of natural bearded Santas in history, the “Discover Santa” Convention, which was organized by the AORBS.

Santa Paul and his wife Carolyn Sheehan are looking forward to volunteering at local hospices and hospitals in addition to their current charity work and also operate www.TheJollyOldElf.com providing professional Santa visits throughout all of Hampton Roads!