Weiser resident Jo Malay, known to most as Santa, gives students at Annex an early Christmas surprise. On December 21st Students from Annex Charter School were bussed to Bi-Mart in Weiser Idaho. When they arrived they were greeted by Santa himself along with local community volunteers waiting to help student pick out items they wanted for Christmas.
Each student was given up to $50.00 to spend anyway they wanted. Students bought a variety of items such as headphones, lamps, dolls, toy cars and even blankets. Students as well as adults had a wonderful time.
Mr. Joe Malay heads up fundraising to make the Ho-Ho Express possible every year! Mr. Malay has been granting Christmas wishes for over 25 years with the help and support of many local businesses and community volunteers. It's people like Mr. Malay that make this community such a wonderful place to call home!
From Annex students and staff, thank you, thank you, thank you to Mr. Malay and everyone involved!