Saturday, December 10, 2016

Santa rides in style, draws a crowd at the library

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.


                            QRS leads the parade.

 Cheerleaders and revelers join the entourage.  

Santa sighting!

 A quick jump over town

 Marietta made the scene . . .

 and so did Hellam

 and Wrightsville.

On to the library!

 A final wardrobe adjustment


Lisa Greybill gives directions.

Awaiting the first customers

Gema, Rhonin, and Jaevon meet Santa.

 Mrs. Claus likes it.


Anonymous said...

Very great pictures

Lisa said...

Cole, your pics are fantastic as always. Adorable kids! Thanks for coming out!