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Fired up about Santa

Santa Claus heard the wishes of young visitors while seated on the back of a fire truck when Santa Day was held in Ellsworth Saturday. Many of Santa’s admirers had their photos taken with him for the occasion.1 / 3
Bags of treats for Santa’s young guests were displayed on tables among local fire fighters’ turnout gear when the Ellsworth Funsters hosted Santa Day Saturday. The event was moved to the fire hall from its traditional Legion Hall location.2 / 3
Ella Harris, age six months, was one of the children waiting to meet Santa Claus at the Ellsworth Fire Hall during Saturday’s Santa Day. Adults and children lined up beside rows of parked fire trucks and equipment for a chance to visit with St. Nick.3 / 3

The Ellsworth Funsters held their annual Santa Day event Saturday. The event has traditionally been held at Ellsworth’s American Legion Hall, but had to be moved from there due to a conflict. The local Funsters arranged for Santa Claus to be headquartered at the fire hall instead, where he heard youngsters’ wishes and they were treated to holiday movies, prizes and snacks, including pizza. (Herald photos by Bill Kirk)

Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.

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