Hastings Gazette, December 20, 1962
Arriving at the Hastings Armory last Saturday afternoon for his annual visit with the youngsters and distribution of treats for all, Santa strikes up a conversation outside the entrance with little Tommy Elllis, front row center, four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Elllis. Tommy just waved his hand in reply, saving his conversation for later when he got to sit on Santa’s knee.
Long line of waiting youngsters with parents streamed into the Armory while the older children attended a movie at the Riveriera Theatre. The day’s program was sponsored by the Hastings Jaycees.