Santa saddles up his best team for the Community Christmas Tree-Lighting!

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The American Legion Riders, Walter Akeley Post 29, escorted Santa to the Community Christmas tree lighting on Nov. 30.

The lighting of the tree began with music, holiday treats and ceremonies at the downtown Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain in Port Angeles, Wash. After Santa's arrival, more than 10,000 lights were switched on.

Downtown businesses are independently owned and support local families who support local schools, churches, athletic groups and civic organizations; the things that make our community a home, according to the Port Angeles Downtown Association. The Legion Riders were very exited to be included in the planning of such a fun event.

A collection of the pictures can be seen here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/94253763@N03/sets/72157638231099003/

Reindeer: Rudolf, Jonathan Shanur; Dasher, Nick Kravchenko; Dancer, Bill Hughes; Prancer, Jeff McFarland; Vixen, Ralph & Evelyn Elsworth; Comet, JR Payne; Cupid, Mike Reynolds; Donner, John Kent; Blitzen, Gary Velie.

Elves: Peppermint, Randy Pieper; Tinsel, Ernie Hansen; Elfie, Alan Barnard; Puddin, Ken Hansen

Santa's Sleigh, Dave & Carleen Schroeder

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