The Gift that Keeps on Melting … But Leaves Behind Wonderful Santa Memories

Our customers, through part of the sales proceeds of Watt-Ahh, gave 7 tons of snow plus a tube slide at the Flight of the North Pole holiday party. The snow melts but not the Santa memories for the children who suffer from serious health conditions as well as their brothers and sisters who attend the holiday party with them.

Do you recall the childhood memories of Santa? The slide and snow are popular attractions and parents will ask Santa’s elves each year if it is returning. One mother told us that her daughter is non-verbal but she yelled in delight when going down the slide sharing an inflatable tube with her mother last year. During the ride to this year’s party, her young daughter said “slide”.

My favorite word at this year’s party was  the spoken word: “again”. After their slide rides, children bounce up from the tube and dash around to get in the line and go down the snow slide “again”. It is so heartwarming to see children who have returned “again” and recall their playing on  the snow in previous years … Brody, Hunter, Taya, Miguel and several others (video links below).

Daredevil Clown-Superb Bello Nock even found the courage to go down the slide. Bello partnered with the Flight to the North Pole and ticket proceeds from Bello’s Super American Circus, that was held at the Tampa Fairgrounds last month, were donated to help the Suncoast kids in need.


Hunter (the 2016 Florida flip-flop boy on snow):

Brody (the 2017 delightful snow tube rider)

Interview of Bello Nock and Flight to the North Pole President, Sidney Ettedgui:

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Inside a Snow Globe are Sidney Ettedgui, Dana and Rob Gourley, 2018 Flight to North Pole, Sarasota/Bradenton Airport Fire Station