Graham, NC -- Santa made an early stop in the Triad to meet some special needs students at Graham High School.
The students' teacher, Kilee Goetz, met Tom Heeter in town and asked if he could dress as Santa and meet the kids. Tom, a 'real beard,' Santa jumped at the chance to don the red suit and pass out presents.
The kids made a list of what they wanted for Christmas, Kilee gave the list to Tom , who presented the list to the Graham Fire Department, who brought each of the 13 kids a present.
Goetz says Christmas is the students favorite time of the year, they talk about it all the time, so the fact that Santa came and visited them would be the highlight of their year.