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Tulalip Bay FD holds Santa Run

 

December 13, 2017 | View PDF

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Santa has his picture taken with some local children during the Tulalip Bay Fire Department's Santa Run last year.

Tulalip-area firefighters are busy decking out a fire engine with Christmas decorations to spread holiday cheer in the area.

They will use the backup engine to bring Santa Claus to the neighborhoods scattered throughout 22.5-square-mile Tulalip Bay Fire District as part of its annual Santa Run.

"We want the Tulalip people to know we are here and part of the community," said Patrick Dinneen, a firefighter with the Tulalip Bay Fire Department who is helping organize the Santa Run.

The three-night, weekend event takes place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Dec. 15 through 17. Firefighters will visit the following neighborhoods:

• Dec. 15 - Potlatch, Alla Madison, Y Site, Mission Beach neighborhood and Battle Creek neighborhoods.

• Dec. 16 - Totem Beach, Totem Beach Loop Road, Walther Moses neighborhoods, Silver Village, Mission Highlands, Hermosa and Ezra Hatch.

• Dec. 17 - Madison Estates, Tulare, Spee-Be Dah, Tulalip and 83rd.

Around a dozen firefighters will accompany Santa as he treks through the fire district. Firefighters will collect food and cash donations for the Red Church for its efforts to help needy families throughout the holiday season. In addition to collecting donations, firefighters will also hand out candy canes to families wanting to see Santa.

"It's a big tradition in our district," Dinneen said.

Children shouldn't approach fire engines unless they are accompanied by an adult. For safety and to ensure Santa has time to visit everyone on his scheduled stops, he will disembark the fire engine so people can have a chance for photographs and to visit with firefighters from the Tulalip Bay Fire Department.

Schedule and route times are subject to change without notice depending on time constraints, emergency responses, weather and other factors.

 

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