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Santa brought holiday cheer to several Gleason residents

Santa brought holiday cheer to several Gleason residents
Santa brought holiday cheer to several Gleason residents | Santa brought holiday cheer to several Gleason residents
By APRIL LIEBERMAN
Special to the Press
Gleason residents had no need to search the skies to find Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. 
Instead of jingle bells, they heard siren wails; the flashing red lights came not from Rudolph’s nose, but a shiny red engine and fire hose.
Gleason Volunteer Firefighters Rodney Garner and Aubrey Morgan answered the call Christmas Eve to guide Santa through town while the reindeer took a much-needed break at the Gleason Saddle Club.  Andrea Damesworth was quick as an elf to join Santa aboard Fire Engine No. 1 and help him hand out candy canes to the delight of children young and old.
Perhaps the most special visit Santa paid was to the home of Gleason’s beloved retired second-grade teacher Mrs. Opal Dellinger.  Mrs. Dellinger, who will turn 96 years on her birthday Jan. 31, 2013, is believed to be Gleason’s oldest resident.
The Gleason Volunteer Fire Department was glad to be of service to Santa Claus and the City of Gleason, and proudly reports that Santa was most generous with the milk and cookies. Published in The WCP 1.1.13

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