Santa Claus recently made a stop at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital to deliver presents to children on the pediatric unit.

Roland Asselin, long-time volunteer at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, would turn into Santa and visit the children on the pediatric unit delivering gifts. When Asselin passed away, Frank and Linda Johnston wanted to carry on the memory of his caring and devotion and established the Roland Asselin Pediatric Gift Fund. With money donated to the fund, gifts are purchased at Christmas and distributed to pediatric patients at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital.

Santa and his elves made a stop at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital on Dec. 19 to deliver a sleigh full of toys including store-bought items purchased through the Roland Asselin Pediatric Gift Fund and wooden gifts handmade by the Mason Dixon Woodworking Club. Mason Dixon Woodworking volunteers produce handmade wooden educational toys for underprivileged children for Delmarva children year round.

The gifts provided by the Roland Asselin Pediatric Gift Fund and the Mason Dixon Woodworking Club were presented to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital through the Nanticoke Health Foundation.