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Green welcomes Santa at annual holiday event

12/6/2012 - South Side Leader
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By Maria Lindsay

Photos: Lew Stamp
GREEN — Santa was greeted by mild weather and lots of area children Dec. 1 at the city of Green Central Administration Building for the city’s annual lighting ceremony that was held in conjunction with the Dane Foundation’s annual Kandy Kane Xpress Holiday Festival.

Among those enjoying the festivities and waiting for Santa to arrive is Green resident Stephanie Maynard, shown at bottom right with her daughter, May Maynard, 10 months.

The event offered holiday crafts and activities, entertainment, rides on the Kandy Kane Xpress train and a tree lighting ceremony. The event also accepted donations of toiletry items for The Dane Foundation, which supports individuals with disabilities, single mothers and senior citizens; and items for Shoeboxes for Soldiers, which sends care boxes to soldiers stationed abroad, according to event officials. In addition, decorated miniature trees donated by area residents were auctioned off at the Kandy Kane Festival.

Santa is pictured at left top arriving on a fire truck to light the holiday tree at Town Park.

Santa also is pictured at left bottom participating in a performance of seasonal music presented by the Green Intermediate School Choir and its director, Jennifer Platek, shown at far left.

The holiday event in Green concluded with fireworks, shown at right top.

The event also included the inaugural Rudolph Run, a half-mile fun run/walk.

— By Maria Lindsay

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