Back in 1978 or 79, I got to be the first "Signing Santa" for Deaf kids at Penn Can Mall. IT was an arrangement between mall management and the CNY Assoc for the Heaing Impaired. I replaced their regular mall Santas for one Saturday afternoon so parents would know when to bring their childen who were deaf to talk to Santa. IT was very oppular the first year and several months later, the woman from the mall who I had worked with to arrange the time, presented the concept at a national Mall Conference and by the 2nd year there were several around the country and many more the third year. But Penn Can mall was the FIRST!