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Santa, Mrs. Clause and their friend ‘Grinch’ visit western Salisbury residents

Santa, Mrs. Claus and their friend “Grinch” get a ride from the Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company on Western Salisbury's engine 4-8-1. Santa and crew spent Dec. 19, 2020 visiting children, young and old, wishing them all a merry Christmas. PRESS PHOTO BY TIM SINGLES
PRESS PHOTO BY JIM MARSH Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company volunteers are out all day Dec. 19, 2020, for their annual Santa run through the neighborhoods of their fire district. New this year was a tour through neighborhoods usually visited by a Santa run sponsored by The South Mountain Lions Club. That run was canceled because of COVID-19 restrictions. Those restrictions applied to the Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company run also, as no stops for a personal greeting by Santa were permitted. All of the fire company's equipment participated in the run, with Santa, assisted by Deputy Chief Adam Al-Khal; Mrs. Claus, assisted by firefighter Dr. Jenna Littman and The Grinch, assisted by firefighter Alan Fichter. Deputy Chief David Xander was behind the wheel of the fire company's restored antique American LaFrance fire engine.