By Ian Thompson
After he hands the last Markham Elementary School kindergartner a bag of Christmas toys on Thursday, Chief Master Sgt. Mark Kloeppel, aka Santa Claus, will hang up his red suit.
“I don’t keep count any more. It has been so many years,” Kloeppel said of how many times he and his crew of Air Force Reserve assistant elves have visited local kindergartens to ask the children about their Christmas wishes and distribute bags of presents.