93-year-old Makes Hundreds of Wooden Toys for Needy Children
If you thought Santa’s workshop was busy, wait until you get a load of what Ed Higinbotham has been up to.
Mr. Higinbotham’s workshop is located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, not the North Pole.
But he’s been churning out hundreds and hundreds of wooden toys for the past year – trucks, horses, tractors, even fire trucks.
It started out years ago as a hobby – but for the past three years it’s become something of a mission – to make sure every child in the community has a special handmade toy for Christmas.
That’s a mighty big feat, especially for a toymaker who just turned 93 years old.
Instead of a sleigh and eight tiny reindeer – he delivers the toys with a little help from the Uniontown State Police.
Mr. Higinbotham tells television station WLKY that he likes making people happy and if that makes him Santa Claus – then call him Kris Kringle.
93 year old toy maker at it again!! Just picked up 300 hundred wooden trucks from Ed Higinbotham to be distributed to local kids this Christmas. pic.twitter.com/JTzeBfAHsT
— TroopB (@PSPTroopBPIO) December 5, 2019