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Snorkeling With Santa

By Fox 40 News Staff.
Families from all over the area came out to the annual "Snorkel With Santa" event held at the West Family YMCA in Johnson City on Saturday.

Kids, and some adults, put their swimwear on to hop in the pool with good- ld, Saint Nick. This is the 7th year that the West Branch YMCA held the event which was free and open to the community.

The YMCA has three pillars and one of them is social responsibility. Doing things for the community like this is so special for what we do at the Y. It's an opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate the holiday season, said West Family YMCA, Executive Director, Ron Smith.

After jumping in the pool with Santa, participants played games, and took a shot at the raffles. Olaf from the movie "Frozen" even made a guest appearance.

The West Family YMCA held the event in order to provide a place for the community to come out and enjoy themselves at no cost. They are looking forward to the event growing in the future.