Watertown Man Pilots Special Flight to “North Pole” to Bring Joy to Some Special Children

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Delta Capt. Steve Teager and the Delta North Pole Staff. (Courtesy Photo)

Watertown resident and Delta Airlines Pilot Steve Teager made a special flight recently to spread some holiday joy.

Teager, who is a longtime volunteer at the Watertown Food Pantry, flew to the “North Pole” in Detroit to “bring joy to some very special kids and let them ‘just be kids’ for an afternoon!” shared Watertown Food Pantry Coordinator Kathy Cunningham.

He was selected to be the Captain by Silverliners International, a charitable organization founded by retired Eastern Airlines flight attendants.

“We can think of no one more worthy of this honor! We are honored to have Steve as a valued team member, and so proud of him!” Cunningham wrote.

The kids on the flight have cancer. When they arrived at the North Pole, they enjoyed a party with music, gifts and fun with Santa at a hotel in the Detroit Metro Airport. Teager said being the pilot for the special flight was an honor when he spoke to a Detroit Fox Channel 2.

“It was wonderful,” he said. “It was one of the most rewarding flights I’ve ever had. We put some of them in the cockpit who wanted to see how the airplane was flown, and all the controls. They were glowing, it was wonderful.”

Teager has been a volunteer at the Food Pantry since April 2020, where he is affectionately known as “Fly Boy.”

4 thoughts on “Watertown Man Pilots Special Flight to “North Pole” to Bring Joy to Some Special Children

  1. Are you aware that Watertown’s Main Street Post Office will be closing? The last day is January 26, 2024.

    It appears there is no temporary location identified or an accommodation made by the Developer or the City’s Administration. An employee of the Post Office told me a Realtor, employed by the Postal Service, tried to secure a two-year lease to no avail.

    Apparently, the Developer will allow a Post Office on-site once they have completed the project. However, most Developers know how and can accommodate a business of interest and work around it until a permanent location is constructed for the final move.

    What we see occurring in the City is the essence of hypocrisy. Out of one mouth it is said “The Walk-able City”; conduct a study of the Square while at the same time disregarding the value of Government Center its governmental buildings and essential services, as well as, a central U.S. Post Office.

    I look upon Government Center as the Hub of the City. This area is “Walk-able” from every area of the City.

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