Santa’s helper Bob Myers, right, recently gave Friends of the Buckeye Lake Library Treasurer Kevin Gorham a check for $1,400. For the last 10 years Myers has been standing in for Santa and donates all the proceeds to a non-profit organization. This year was his second best ever with 21 engagements, traveling as far as Zanesville. The Friends organization is responsible for building maintenance, utilities and insurance for the Buckeye Lake Library. The Licking County Library provides staff, lending materials and computer services. Beacon photo by Charles Prince.