Published: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 @ 4:47 AM
Updated: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 @ 4:47 AM
WAYNE COUNTY, W.V. — This time of year, many children wake up excited to find out where their Elf on the Shelf is and what it's been up to overnight.
Students' jaws dropped open when they arrived at Lavalette Elementary School in West Virginia last week to find a life-sized elf perched on the roof.
The bearded fellow was wearing a traditional elf uniform of red and white. It turned out to be one of the parents, Shawn Adkins.
The father behind the elf suit said he had been planning the surprise for about a year. While it was chilly on the roof, he said the looks on the children’s faces made it worthwhile.
“Big smiles,” Adkins said. “Most of them ... 95 percent of the kids were all smiles when they saw me on the roof, when I saw their jaws drop from the road as they were pulling down to get out of their cars.”
Like other elves, Adkins said he's planning to return to the school next Christmas season.
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