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SPECIAL EVENT | Soul Santa for Families


When photographer Christopher "GoodKnews" Cardwell heard from customers that they wanted an African American Santa for their holiday photos, he listened, and in 2012 started teaming up with Henry "Big Hank" Phelps Jr. Big Hank has been making appearances at community events in the red suit as "Soul Santa" for 15 years, and for the second year in a row, will be available for holiday snapshots at the Mall at Greece Ridge. GoodKnews and the R U Villa retail store at Greece Ridge will host "Soul Santa for Families" through Saturday, December 23. Customers can purchase instant prints for $15 each, and will receive 10 percent discount cards to R U Villa and a raffle ticket for a $100 Christmas shopping spree at the retailer.

Wednesday, December 20, through Friday, December 22, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; and Saturday, December 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at The Mall at Greece Ridge, 271 Greece Ridge Center Drive. 957-1244;