Long-time Chippewa Falls Santa retiring after 28 years

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CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) -- After decades of service, a local volunteer is hanging up his Santa suit at the end of this holiday season.

Chuck Card, 82, of Lake Wissota is retiring from his long-time role as Santa in at the Rutledge Charities building in Chippewa Falls, where he’s been playing the part of Santa for 28 years.

Card says the smiles on the faces of the children is what has kept him doing this for so long. Card says he hopes the tradition continues long after he’s gone. "We have people that come from all over the state and the twin cities and it’s really, really a neat thing,” said Card.

“Santa’s House” in Chippewa Falls is open every Saturday from 11am to 3pm until Christmas.’

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