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Checking in with the big guy — Students from the Union Church Early Childhood Education Program were surprised to see Santa Claus waiting to chat with them as they left school last week. Sienna Abraham, Amelia Van Slambrouck, Camille Reo, Charlie Laux, Tess Hillier and James Wilkinson were among the students who got the chance to check in. By the way, it has been confirmed that Santa Claus has received his COVID-19 vaccination from Dr. Anthony Fauci personally and has been cleared to travel around the world on Christmas Eve. (Jim Slonoff photos)