Santa’s visit at the Lakeland Family Resource Center By LARRY SAMSON | Staff writer - December 5, 2017 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter tweet Aaliyah Evans was not thinking of herself when she asked Santa for new a bridle for her pony. — Photos by Larry Samson 1 of 6 It was a long visit for 8-month-old Asa Hall as he napped after his visit with Santa. Finley and Solomon enjoyed their snacks at the Lakeland Family Resource Center’s Santa visit on Saturday, Dec. 2, at the center’s new home in the old Spooner hospital. Santa would never be able to handle all the children who come to see him if it wasn’t for the helpers and volunteers. Shown (L to R): Maddi Thompson, Bailee Brown and Amelia Walworth. The Lakeland Family Resource Center is all about children and their families. John and Robin Berlin were waiting to see Santa with their boys, Fisher and Sterling. Michelle Martin brought her daughter and nieces to see Santa. Shown (L to R): Rylee Hughes, Emmitt Hughes, Lilian Martin and Michelle. Seeing Santa is a special time in a child's life. It is a time when they can express their hope and dreams to someone other than their parents. They know that they are special and unique, they know that Santa cares about them. Payton is visiting with Santa and she asked for a Paw Patrol toy.