The elusive Mr. Claus made a pre-Christmas stop in Columbia on his way back to the North Pole this morning. Eschewing his trademark reindeer in favor of an entourage of fire trucks, Santa rode down Manor Street, across Fourth, up Locust, and over Sixth to the library. Lisa Greybill directed a crowd of faithful followers into the building, where the Claus listened to children's Christmas wishes. A splendid time was had by all!
The event was sponsored by Columbia QRS. Santa was portrayed by Bob Mimnall.
The motorcade leaves the station.
Cheerleaders and revelers join the entourage.
A quick jump over town
Marietta made the scene . . .
and so did Hellam
On to the library!
A final wardrobe adjustment
Awaiting the first customers
Mrs. Claus likes it.