The East Marion Fire Department will be starting up its heavy rescue engine Saturday, looking to spread a little bit of holiday cheer around town.
Santa — more affectionately known as Chief Frank Thorp III — will be riding around town in somewhat of a peculiar sleigh, giving gifts to about 150 children.
His tour will start at the Main Road firehouse about 11:30 a.m., where he will lift off — with the help of a few elves — for his drive around town, visiting the homes of department members and giving children a chance to meet Santa.
The department purchased gender specific gifts, all from Goldsmith’s Toys and Electronics in Greenport, said fire volunteer Greg Morris.
“We hope this will brighten up everyone’s day,” he said.