28 Jul

Jim Rielly’s Bench

James D. Rielly Foundation

A big thank you to Bristol Town Administrator Steven Contente and the Bristol Department of Public Works for repairs to Jim Rielly’s bench in Rockwell Park.

Thank you again!

24 Jul

International Santa Claus Hall of Fame

James D. Rielly Foundation

James D. Rielly – Inducted into the International Santa Claus Hall of Fame – Charter Member 2010 Inaugural Class.

“A Truly Remarkable Santa Claus from Rhode Island”
Bristol, Rhode Island
1908 – 1991

International Santa Claus Hall of Fame Charter Member – December 2010

James D. “Jimmy” Rielly’s career as Rhode Island’s most recognizable Santa Claus spanned over 60 years. He began his Santa Claus career in 1927 at the age of 19 at an abandoned chicken coop where several underprivileged children had made their home.
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