Ruban Castaneda – December 25

"I want to do this for the rest of my life," said business owner Ruben Castaneda as he stands outside his shop dressed as Santa with a forklift full of toys. For the past 7 years Castaneda has bought and collected toys give to children at Christmas time. 'I grew up in Texas and when I was a little kid the Salvation Army truck used to drop off a used toy and bag of popcorn to every house in my neighborhood," Castaneda said about why he becomes Santa's helper during the holiday season. To take part in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith's "Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County" project, call 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com to make an appointment. Michael Smith/staff

“I want to do this for the rest of my life,” said business owner Ruben Castaneda as he stands outside his shop dressed as Santa with a forklift full of toys. For the past 7 years Castaneda has bought and collected toys give to children at Christmas time. ‘I grew up in Texas and when I was a little kid the Salvation Army truck used to drop off a used toy and bag of popcorn to every house in my neighborhood,” Castaneda said about why he becomes Santa’s helper during the holiday season. To take part in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith’s “Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County” project, call 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com to make an appointment. Michael Smith/staff