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A Bowl Full of Jelly – And Then Some: Work of Porch Santa benefits Holt community food bank

A round-trip ticket to the North Pole is going to set you back a bit. Fortunately, Santa keeps a home away from home in a much more reasonable location right here in Holt for closer collaboration with his partners at a local food bank. 

Former Holt High School chemistry teacher Dave Foy is no stranger to community involvement, having served as a basketball, cross-country and track coach. Yet since retiring, Foy traded in his coaching whistle for sleigh bells by becoming the now-fabled socially distanced “Porch Santa” starting in 2020. 

“I felt like I got a great reception that first year,” Foy said. “There were even some people who would call and ask if I would do something over the phone. And, of course, I was more than happy to.” 

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