Local Santa tells it like it is

Richard Schinkel was at Fernwood on Saturday for a “Breakfast with Santa” event. Here he displays the book he authored.

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Richard Schinkel has seen a lot during his years playing Santa for schools, businesses and organizations, but he never gets tired of seeing the wonder on children’s faces as they visit with him and tell him their Christmas wishes.

Schinkel has just written a new book called “My Life as Santa,” which is available on Amazon as well as at locations throughout the area.