Santa made a special visit to East Meadows. He shared a book about the North Pole with the children. He told them about the work his elves do and all the stores at the North Pole. He also had his helper read a book he had been given by an author. What The Snowmen Do At Christmas. The children then had an opportunity to have Santa answer their questions. He was very jolly and happy to be with them. The children wrote a thank you letter to him. Mrs. Sayers ran into him when she was on vacation and renewed an old friendship. He visited her house with his sleigh and reindeer, in 1976. This was her first Christmas in America.