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Sunshine letter: Santa’s Party a fun-filled day in Tahoe City

Santa's Party in Tahoe City, which took place Dec. 12 at the Tahoe City Golf Course, was a huge success. The Rotary Club of Tahoe City and the Tahoe City Public Utility District partner to provide Santa's Party every year, and the purpose is to thank the hard-working families of North Lake Tahoe and to continue to provide events that contribute to a real sense of community for our neighbors.

Santa's Party, in particular, also sets the stage for a Happy Holiday Season. It was estimated that more than 400 people from our community attended. The entire event was free and included a breakfast of pancakes and sausage, free clothing, sledding and gifts for the children from Santa. In addition, there were fresh baked cookies for decorating, and of course eating, and face painting artist Marianne who painted the children's faces.

A parade, led by the California Highway Patrol, in addition to the Placer County Sheriff's Department and the North Tahoe Fire Protection District, passed slowly though Tahoe City. The North Tahoe High School Jazz Band rode on a float playing "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," followed by Santa riding on an all terrain vehicle provided by and driven by a fireman from the NTFPD.

It was quite a sight, with lights flashing and sirens occasionally blazing. As part of the parade, the Sheriff's Department and the Fire Department displayed some very unique equipment that they use in certain circumstances, for our community to view. Some of the officers and fireman then took time to talk to the children as they waited in line for Santa.

According to many party attendees, and judging by the smiles on the children's faces, the party was a fun filled day for all.

Jeremy Ray

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