Home › AllOTSEGO › santa arrives slide show santa arrives slide show 11/28/2014 AllOTSEGO SANTA ARRIVES IN COOPERSTOWN Click On Any Image To Start Slide Show Melanne Maddalene, center, and her daughter Taylor, right, and their friend, Alice Kovacs, await Santa’s arrival. The Maddalenes are visiting Melannne’s parent, Jim and Kim Millisor. Melanne and Alice are living in London; Taylor is at grad school in San Diego. Ella McGown, flanked by the Marietta sisters, react as a passing fire truck’s horn blasts. Ciara Kaltenbach and mom Maria await the big moment. The O’Donnell-Kelly School of Irish Dancing, in Hartwick entertain parade goers. The heralds announce Santa will soon be here. Ed Badgley and George Erhmann entertain parade goers with Christmas favorites. The CCS Marching Band arrives – can Santa be far behind. Youngsters lucky enough to ride down Main Street on Santa’s wagon pile out at Main and Pioneer. Mayor Jeff Katz welcomes the OTHER big guy. With him is Bob Satriano, a longtime member of the 4Cs committee. Three generations of the Cooperstown Reitz family were first in line to enter Santa’s Cottage. …and there they are, ensconced in their Pioneer Park cottage til Christmas. Joseph Ungolo, flanked by his sister and brother-in-law, Laura Jane and Wayne Alexander, got a special audience with Santa before the public entered the cottage. Joseph appeared twice in St. Nick’s new book, “Santa’s Second Home,” about his year-’round adventures in Cooperstown. The Gannon siblings, Bradley, 4, and Liam, 6, visiting from New Jersey, flank their aunt, Christine McBrearty-Hulse and her Christmas ram.