Community welcomes Santa and the holidays

Residents celebrated the arrival of the holiday season and Santa on December 11. A parade of more than a dozen vehicles led Santa, who was riding in a firetruck, from Community Drive near Shoreway Shopping Center down Lake Road to the Joyce Hanks Community Center where he pulled the switch to light the commuity Christmas tree before leading residents into the center for a party that included crafting, cookie decorating and photos with the Jolly Old Elf and Mrs. Clause, the Grinch, Disney Princesses and elves.

The event is possible again this year thanks to the hard work of volunteers led by Brookside high School grads Julia Mohrbach and Julia Pyle and in kind donations from local businesses and individuals.