Santa makes special visit to Biloxi Fire Museum - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Santa makes special visit to Biloxi Fire Museum

South Mississippi kids visit with Santa Claus at Biloxi Fire Museum South Mississippi kids visit with Santa Claus at Biloxi Fire Museum
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

A gloomy day outside couldn't take the smiles off the faces of kids inside the Biloxi Fire Museum, and for good reason.

Jolly Ol' Saint Nick made a stop at West End Hose Co. 3 on Howard Avenue to see the kids who came out for the Fire Museum's 5th annual visit with Santa.

Biloxi Fire Chief Joe Boney sees it as a way to reach out to area kids.

"We bring Santa Claus over here and invite the kids in town to come by and spend time with Santa Claus," said Boney. "If they haven't done so already to give him their wish list, and if they have just come by and spend a little time with him."

Along with getting to see Santa, the kids also went home with some early Christmas gifts.

According to Boney, the event also allows for free admission into the museum, which is a plus for the parents.

"Parents really like it because they get to walk around and see the museum and the kids, the older kids enjoy it too," Boney said. "The younger kids, we try to keep them entertained while the parents get to enjoy the museum."

Parents like John Walli took the chance to learn about the fire department's past.

"There's a lot of history in this old museum, and it's a very interesting place," Walli said. "It's also done up nicely for the holiday season and the kids are running around having a good time."

This year's meeting with Santa saw about 60 kids visit the Biloxi Fire Museum.

Copyright 2017 WLOX. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Diplan Earns First Double-A Victory As Shuckers Make it Six In A Row

    Diplan Earns First Double-A Victory As Shuckers Make it Six In A Row

    Sunday, July 22 2018 12:09 AM EDT2018-07-22 04:09:47 GMT
    Marcos Diplan prepares to pitch at MGM Park (WLOX Sports)Marcos Diplan prepares to pitch at MGM Park (WLOX Sports)
    Marcos Diplan prepares to pitch at MGM Park (WLOX Sports)Marcos Diplan prepares to pitch at MGM Park (WLOX Sports)

    The Biloxi Shuckers (58-40, 17-11) earned their sixth consecutive win on Saturday night with a 4-1 triumph over the Tennessee Smokies (50-49, 14-15) at MGM Park. RHP Marcos Diplan (W, 1-1) notched his first Double-A win by tossing 6.2 innings of one run ball.

    More >>

    The Biloxi Shuckers (58-40, 17-11) earned their sixth consecutive win on Saturday night with a 4-1 triumph over the Tennessee Smokies (50-49, 14-15) at MGM Park. RHP Marcos Diplan (W, 1-1) notched his first Double-A win by tossing 6.2 innings of one run ball.

    More >>
  • Search for shooting suspect happening in Biloxi

    Search for shooting suspect happening in Biloxi

    Saturday, July 21 2018 11:07 PM EDT2018-07-22 03:07:53 GMT
    Both males are wanted in connection with the shooting that happened at Martin Luther King Jr. Park on June 6.Both males are wanted in connection with the shooting that happened at Martin Luther King Jr. Park on June 6.
    Both males are wanted in connection with the shooting that happened at Martin Luther King Jr. Park on June 6.Both males are wanted in connection with the shooting that happened at Martin Luther King Jr. Park on June 6.

    Right now, Biloxi police are still searching for a gunman after a verbal dispute between two males became violent.

    More >>

    Right now, Biloxi police are still searching for a gunman after a verbal dispute between two males became violent.

    More >>
  • Families enjoy Blues Over Biloxi from a distance

    Families enjoy Blues Over Biloxi from a distance

    Saturday, July 21 2018 8:06 PM EDT2018-07-22 00:06:30 GMT
    Families pack beach and Broadwater Marina to watch Blue Angels. (Photo source: WLOX)Families pack beach and Broadwater Marina to watch Blue Angels. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Families pack beach and Broadwater Marina to watch Blue AngelsFamilies pack beach and Broadwater Marina to watch Blue Angels

    While thousands made their way to the great lawn at Harrah's, others opted to stay away from the congestion and watch the Blue Angels from a bit farther down the beach.

    More >>

    While thousands made their way to the great lawn at Harrah's, others opted to stay away from the congestion and watch the Blue Angels from a bit farther down the beach.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly