I joined the Red Army Saturday. It was a good time.
Linda Smith of Opportunity Village was beaming. Siegfried & Roy were charming, and Oscar Goodman was lit up like a Fremont Streetwalker Saturday for the annual Great Las Vegas Santa Run.
This is one of my favorite charity events of the year, and not just because I look so good in my XXXL suit. (I swear the sizes run small. I’m no more than an XXL.)
Even without some major sponsors the event was a smash. I’d argue that the cute kids and canine Clauses stole the show, but I have to admit the African American Santa Elvis guy was right up there. And, of course, there were the requisite Santa’s little hot helpers in their skimpy outfits and stripper shoes. Careful, girls, you’ll catch cold and we’re not even near the North Pole.
There were also plenty of photo opportunities. When about 8,000 Santas walk by the Showgirl Video adult shop, some are bound to take a Polaroid or two. And there were the Jesus Saves guys who were busy trying to convert the Clauses of every denomination.
It all benefited Opportunity Village. In case you slept in or felt like a Grinch, you can donate to OV on line.