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Santa needs some early holiday cheer

Friday, October 26, 2007

Santa aka Bill Beeler
After 60 years portraying Clay County's own beloved "Santa Claus," Bill Beeler is feeling a little down about the possibility that he could miss celebrating the upcoming yuletide season due to illness.

Beeler's daughter, Lisa Wallen, said doctors are "unsure what is medically wrong" with her father at this time.

On the way to Terre Haute Regional Hospital, Wallen said her father is feeling downhearted at the possibility of missing his 61st year as Santa Claus and appearing as Santa during the Christmas In The Park Parade.

Several community members contacted The Brazil Times Friday, wanting to know how to cheer up their favorite jolly old elf.

According to officials at Terre Haute Regional Hospital, cards and letters can be sent to Beeler in care of the hospital's address:

Bill Beeler, Room 323A

C/O Terre Haute Regional Hospital

3901 South 7th Street

Terre Haute, IN 47802

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