Santa Claus Visits Liquor Store in Gulfport
Milk may be Santa’s drink of choice, but of all places, a liquor store is where old Kris Kringle was chilling out today.
Henry K’s Discount Tobacco and Beer Stop called Santa in to bring some holiday joy to kids in the community before Christmas officially begins. Kids were able to get their pictures taken with him and Henry K’s staff provided free pizza for everyone who came out to the Gulfport store.
Store owner Jeanne Oestereich tells News 25 she saved up spare change from sales for months because she wanted local children that may not have the opportunity otherwise to see Santa at no cost. “I believe that businesses should be part of the community and not just sitting in the community. We were able to do something for the kids because you never know what their situations are.”
Santa Claus was outside the store on Highway 53 and Mills Road in Gulfport. Santa says he had about 30 kids come see him throughout the day.