Here comes Santa Clause
With the smell of Chivetta’s in the 23 degree air, and the Sun shining, Santa hitched a ride on an Akron fire truck to lead the parade to Russell Park for the annual Community Christmas event here in Akron.
Santa met up with Mrs. Clause to lead Santa’s Little Helpers to the community Christmas tree lighting.
The lighting of the tree! The best part of this isn’t captured on video, but after it was over, everything is silent……Then, a kid says “We should do this at NIGHT!” And the crowd roared!
After the tree lighting, we got a treat from the Akron Elementary School Chorus singing some Christmas Carols for everyone. Music was provided by the Akron High School Marching Band.
I had SO much fun covering this today and meeting people from my adopted hometown. I look so forward to meeting more of you and covering the local goings on!
The Baltzley family, Tammy, Aubrianne, Mark, and their pooches Sadie, Kirby and Howard came out to support daughter/sister Jillian who is a 9th grader at Akron. She plays the TUBA (!!) in the Akron Marching Band.