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Rusty Ballinger, son of Jessica and Brandon Wyss, gives Santa a big hug Saturday during Santa's annual visit to Florence. There was standing room only as children lined up to sit on Santa's lap. Refreshments were served to old and young alike. The event was sponsored by the Florence Chamber of Commerce.
This 2008 Dodge Caravan was demolished after Mitchell Unruh reportedly fell asleep at the wheel on Dec. 1 east of Durham near Tampa. Despite excessive damage to the van, Unruh emerged from the accident unharmed.
Peabody-Burns Elementary School kindergarten student Colin Groff practices the hand movements that will accompany a Christmas carol. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade, under the direction of Brenda Tofteland, performed in the elementary school holiday program Tuesday night.
Peabody Housing Authority groundskeeper Jonathan Richstatter got into the holiday spirit Tuesday afternoon, donning a red Santa hat to do the mowing at Indian Guide Terrace.