Prepared for the cold and for Santa’s arrival in Lexington last Saturday night were (front to back, left to right) Robert Dimock, McKenzie Dimock, Erica Dimock, Tammy Clinard, Ashley Ivey, Mary Retzloff, Michelle Johnson, Aaron Johnson and Ashley Johnson.
Santa arrived in Lexington last Saturday night for an event that is an annual favorite. Over 100 people gathered at the Log Cabins to enjoy an evening of community singing, homemade hamburgers and steaming hot chocolate.
More pictures of the event can be found on page C4 of today’s paper.
Pat and Mike Durkin braced themselves for the cold - AND considered their many blessings - given their 47 years of blissful marriage!
Syliva DeClue Kelinske (left) was waiting on the arrival of her family while Daniel Floyd was busy helping with orchestrating the entertainment.
Happy as Christmas elves were Leslie Willett, Brandi Knippa, Matthew Knippa, Tonya Bohl and Riley Bohl (front).
Waiting for Santa were Chris and Zack Hawkins (left) and Mitch and Jace Smith.
Kolton Allen, seen with his father, Kevin, brought a big box stuffed full of toys for the Blue Santa project.
Santa’s pending arrival in Lexington had families gathering in anticipation. Above are (front, l to r) Ben, Jacob, and Esther Schilke and (back) Sylvia DeClue Kelinske, Philip and Kerri Schielke.
Edna Reynolds kept toasty warm in her daughter’s (Cherry Stover) car while they waited for Santa to arrive.
Candace Thornton (left) gives her friend Barbara Wright a nice Christmas hug for this shot.
In the picture at the left, members of the Lexington Log Cabins help serve hamburgers. They are Mary Ann Hilligeist, Annette Woodward and Artis Poston. At the right, the LVFD hamburger cookers are pictured: Allen and Brenda Retzlaff and Donnie Milburn.
In the picture at the left, “Best Friends Forever” Stacey Washington, Stephanie Castro and Hannah Hoagland (with pet Sydney in her jacket) wait for Santa. At the right, another group of “Best Friends Forever” also wait: Lisa McMonagle, Raymond Brown and Michael Mariscal.
In the picture at the left, more close family-time is spent as Santa’s arrival in Lexington is anticipated by more folks. They are Larry McGary, Holly Wallingsford, Kenley Wallingsford and Cheryl McGary.
Santa has finally arrived, along with some helpers, and the Christmas tree is finally lit.