In the Eyes of Santa
December 23, 2008
I had the privilege of visiting your fair town of Ketchikan recently
for a beautiful tree lighting ceremony! In this year of many
firsts, it was wonderful to hear that Ketchikan was reviving
a fabulous tradition inviting me to light the town Christmas
tree! As I approached the dock in the city's fine Fire Engine,
what to my wandering eyes appeared? A sea of smiles from children
of all ages waiting in joyful anticipation. As Mayor Weinstein
and Mayor Kiffer joined in, we three announced with glee the
lighting of your most beautiful Christmas tree!
I then happily heard the wishes
of many of your town's children and handed out great homemade
stockings. Thanks to the industrious helpers, the afternoon was
delightful! As I prepared to leave your town, I looked back and
in the glitter and twinkle of the trees lights, I felt the Spirit
of Christmas and the love shared by all that day.
Thank you Ketchikan for your invitation and your tree is amazing.
I look forward to returning next year to your Community Holiday
Ho, Ho, HO !!
North Pole, AK
Submitted by Miguel Torres
About: "A Jolly Ol' Elf
reminding you that Christmas is about all of us reaching out
and sharing in the spirit and love of the Ho Ho Ho Holidays"
Received December 19, 2008
- Published December 23, 2008
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