Deaf children visit with signing Santa at Bass Pro

Summarized by Abby Wilson, staff writer

Before Christmas, a group of over 100 deaf and hard of hearing individuals from all over the Ozarks came together at Bass Pro to meet with a signing Santa Claus. For the past four years, Bass Pro has partnered with the Deaf Awareness Group of Southwest Missouri to bring in the sign-language fluent Santa, played by a man named Paul Lloyd, to interact with the children in the community.

The event is an exciting time for Bass Pro and for all who attend. The event not only allows local children to visit with Santa Claus, but it also brings the deaf and hard of hearing community in this area together and allows them to interact and find a sense of belonging. 

You can read more and view a video about the event here: here.

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