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July 30, 2015
Christmas In July for Evergreen Resident
July 29, 2015 was not only an exciting day at Evergreen but also for one of our residents - Percy Hayes, aka Santa Claus! A facebook post about Percy's previous life started circulating on July 22 by a fellow in Victoria, asking all who remember Percy to send him wishes for his birthday on July 29. The post has already received more than 5000 'shares' and 2800 'likes'. Percy was the Guildford Santa for 12 years and even though it was a few years ago now, the families and children still remember 'The Real Santa'. Percy was interviewed for CBC Radio, CBC TV, and the Surrey Leader and to date has received close to 200 Birthday Cards. Cards have poured in from places as close as Cloverdale and as far away as Foam Lake, Saskatchewan and Beccles, England. When asked how he felt about all the attention, Percy responded that he loved every minute of his work and is still enjoying all the well wishes and kind words from so many. Percy has a special connection with most people and it is clear that not only the children, but their parents as well, felt that connection and have carried it with them all these years One birthday card after wishing him well asked for a new car. Time will tell if Santa comes through with this request!