Deaf Santa comes to town

Eighteen students from Waimea Elementary, Keaau Elementary and Kealakehe Elementary clad in felt antler headbands signed “Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer” together at the 3rd Annual Deaf Santa event at Parker Ranch Center Thursday morning.

The children are enrolled in the deaf and hard-of-hearing programs at the schools. Deaf Santa events have been held on Oahu for 25 years. Angela Nagata, a Teacher of the Deaf (TOD) for Waimea Elementary School, started the holiday event in Waimea in 2013.