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Members of the Space Coast Chiefs group, volunteers, and Santa pose for a picture following ‘A Visit with Santa’ event held Dec. 12, 2015, at the Patrick Air Force Base Shark Center, Florida. Jolly Old Saint Nicholas provided gifts for 190 kids, and a total of 257 guests attended the event.  (Courtesy Photo)

Members of the Space Coast Chiefs group, volunteers, and Santa pose for a picture following ‘A Visit with Santa’ event held Dec. 12, 2015, at the Patrick Air Force Base Shark Center, Florida. Jolly Old Saint Nicholas provided gifts for 190 kids, and a total of 257 guests attended the event. (Courtesy Photo)

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The Space Coast Chiefs Group hosted 'A Visit with Santa' for families of enlisted and deployed officers Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Shark Center.

The Chiefs Group organized the event -- collecting gifts, providing refreshments and facilitating activities. Jolly Old Saint Nicholas provided gifts for 190 kids, and a total of 257 guests attended the event. DeCA and local partners and businesses contributed food and gifts for the event.

The Space Coast Chiefs Group is a private organization comprised of active duty, guard, reserve, and retired chief master sergeants and other service E-9s.