During 2001, The Rotary Club of Hudson took over the traditionally successful presentation of Santa on the Green, working with the legendary Jimmy Sutphin. Sharon Blackford, former Rotary member and Hudson Schools Administrator, assisted Jimmy and loved working with him through the years. Ed Sogan, Hudson’s Citizen of the Year, also worked with Jimmy and eventually assumed responsibility for the annual appearance of Santa.
In the photo, Sharon is presenting a picture of Jimmy in his Santa Hat to Jimmy’s son Jamie.
The framed photo features the caption “In Loving Memory of Santa’s Favorite Elf.”
Helping with the presentation is David Basil, President and Ed Sogan.
This year more than 350 children visited with Santa on the Hudson Green and two dozen Rotarians along with a wedding party assisted with the celebration.