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LEFT: Santa among some reindeer atop a West Sacramento fire truck last year
(Photo by ERIC HARDING, www.ebhar-ding.com)

From the News-Ledger

Dec. 1, 2010

  The West Sacramento Fire Department, in conjunction with the West Sacramento Firefighter’s Association, is preparing for the annual “Santa Run” through West Sacramento.  With the help of many off-duty firefighter “elves,” Santa will be riding through various neighborhoods on an elaborately decorated fire truck “sleigh” and handing out candy canes purchased and donated by the West Sacramento Firefighter’s Association.  Additionally, Santa will have a pickup truck following his “sleigh” with helpers collecting any canned food donations for the needy.

  The West Sacramento Firefighter’s Association passes along its appreciation to all those who come out to make canned food donations, as well as to the Fire Chief & City Manager, for permitting the usage and decoration of the ladder truck for this annual tradition.

  This year the Santa Run is scheduled for six nights beginning at 6:00 PM. each night.  Santa will be in the following areas on these dates:

  Monday, December 6th: Broderick and Bryte area on some of the following streets: Fremont, Douglas, Andrew, Sixth, Cummins, Anna, Kegle, Carrie,Lisbon, North Hobson, and Fourness.

  Tuesday, December 7th: North Business 80 on some of the following streets: Pine, Palomar, Marigold, Doran, Garnet,Greenmeadow, Evergreen, Sycamore, Buckeye,     Poplar, Proctor, Willow, Rockrose, Chaparral, Lilac, Manzanita, Washington, Oxford, Michigan, Maple, Walnut, Holly, Pecan.   

  Wednesday, December 8th: Old West Sacramento  around the following streets: Deerwood, Lakewood, Fernwood, Sonora, Haverhill, Meadow, Webster, Virginia, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland.

  Thursday, December 9th: Southport Northeast  on the following streets: Kinsington Aster, Manchester, Gateway, Sausalito, Sansome, Hearst, Randolf, Mojave, Merced, Rubicon, Ironwood, Spruce, Redwood, Alder, Lime wood, Almond, Peppertree, Peachtree.

  Friday, December 10th: Southport Southwest, on the following streets:  Independence, Lagoon, Meadowlark, Starling, Sandpiper, Pheasant Hollow, Duet, Constitution, Summerfield, Jacquelyn, Janet, Betty, Shirley, Leslie, Diane, Brenda, Kathy, Nancy, Violet, Mareca, Teal, Canvasback, Pitzer, Allen.

  Monday, December 13th: Southport Southwest  (Bridgeway Island) including:Cayman, St. John, Martinique, St.croix, Haiti, Swan, Suisun, Ryer, Catalina, Santa Cruz,Half Moon Bay, Cooper, Fiji, Bowen, Solomon Stuart,Graham, San Salvador, Abaco, Bridgeway Lakes,  Henshaw,  Eagle,  Lewiston,  Tahoe,  Coyote.

  Please understand that Santa cannot get to every street.  Santa’s route will not include trailer parks, courts or dead-end streets.  For further information call 617- 4721.

 Please do not call 9-1-1. They have no information about this event.

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