Santa Mel Augustine
Hello! I'm Santa Mel Augustine. I am the last Santa to join the Fab Five. You will recognize me as the shortest Santa.
I lived in the 600 block of Georgetown Rd. As a joke, I put on an old Santa suit I had at home and headed down to
participate in the fun with my four neighbors on the next block. After they had their laughs, they told me to purchase
a more modern suit and join them. Being a Santa puts me in the Christmas spirit. I enjoy receiving Christmas lists from
the children and visiting with people of all ages. On Christmas Eve, our family tradition is to open gifts, but since I
have been Santa Mel, our family spends 7 to 9 pm with friends, neighbors, family and people of all ages. My sons, Andrew
and Adam, have helped pop popcorn and my wife, Becky, has directed traffic or refilled Santa's goodie bag. When I see cars
lined up bumper to bumper, I feel like I am doing something worthwhile for the community. I am a machinist and welder at
Hoff's Machine & Welding, Inc.