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NIH Record - 75th Anniversary - National Institutes of Health

Santa Visits Inn on a Harley

Child paints officer's face.

Luana paints the face of Montgomery County Police Lt. David McBain during the annual Santa Ride party held at the inn.

Photo: Jen Forester

Santa and his wife pose with inn family.

Santa and Mrs. Claus—Montgomery County Police Officers Robert “Bobby” Ladany and Jennifer Hoffmann—pose with Children’s Inn residents Jude and Luana, and their mom, Lina.

Photo: Jen Forester

Santa talks with a teenager.

The Harley-Davidson-riding Santa Claus takes time to chat with inn resident Noah.

Photo: Jen Forester

On Dec. 11, Santa Claus, escorted by 30 Montgomery County Police Department motorcycle officers, rode through parts of the county from Gaithersburg to Bethesda to support the Children’s Inn at NIH.

The 10-stop ride aboard thundering Harley-Davidsons culminated in a visit to the inn, where the motorcycle elves had fun with the kids.

Events included photos taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus, face-painting and ornament-making with the officers and shopping for donated gifts—Shop with a Cop—at the inn’s “Gingerbread Shop.”

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