Metro Wire Staff
Santa Claus (Mayor Mike Wiza) and his elf (Sheriff Mike Lukas) pose in front of a Christmas tree at Roosevelt Elementary on Friday.
Wiza played the part of Santa Claus’ stand-in for the school’s Breakfast with Santa event, joking that he “elf-a-tized” Lukas for the day.
Lukas dressed as Santa’s elf, referring to himself as a “Sherr-elf…an elf with an attitude,” when youngsters said he was “too tall to be an elf”, or queried as to why an elf would carry a gun. Lukas also read to several classes on Dec. 22 from a book of Santa-themed stories.
“I had to leave the sleigh and reindeer at the airport,” Wiza told K-2 students, some who squealed with delight. “Right now, they should be feeding my reindeer because they’ve got a long trip coming up in a few days.”
Friday is the last day of school for public and parochial students in the area before Winter Break. Students return to class Jan. 2, 2018.