Breakfast with Santa at De L’Epee in Gulfport

Children at the De L’Epee Deaf Center in Gulfport got their own quality time with Kris Kringle Saturday morning thanks to some Southern Miss students.

Speech pathology students from Hattiesburg taking American Sign Language as their second language traveled to the Coast to connect these kids with Old Saint Nick.

Kids got to do arts and crafts, eat a hot meal, and tell Santa what they want to find under the tree on Christmas morning. Ariel the Little Mermaid and Scrooge were among the celebrity guests.

The project was part of the speech pathology students’ final exam for the semester. USM Student Alexis Rosetti said, “All of us have the same values in wanting to help, in wanting to be with the community that basically gives us our jobs, gives us our major. To see this and see how many people want to help and want to be a part of it is amazing, like I said.”

The kids were also read a Christmas story translated to American Sign Language.

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