Published in the Interest of the Staunton Community for Over 143 Years

City Chamber member, Dave Cisler, awarded Staunton's 'Citizen of the Year' to 'Santa's Helper,' the late "Bill" Moser and Family

The 2023 Staunton 'Citizen of the Year' was awarded to the late “Bill” Moser of Staunton, Illinois. The award was presented to his wife, Ellen, and daughter, Dawn Rae, at the annual 2023 Staunton Holiday Walk on Friday, Dec. 1.

Bill was best known for being Staunton’s “Santa’s Helper.” This year would have marked Bill's 30th anniversary of being the chief “Santa Helper” for the City of Staunton. Bill started his journey as “Santa’s Helper” over 62 years ago when his sister asked him to play the part for her young son. From then on, Bill perfected the role up until his death in Sept. 2023.



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