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December 20, 2013

Santa sighted east, west sides

Senior Airman Grace Lee

Children play in a bouncy castle Dec.14 inside the Luke Air Force Base fire station prior to meeting Santa Claus. Children got presents and pictures with Santa while also bringing families together.

 

Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann

Pritchett Landen, 3, son of retired Tech. Sgt. Charles Landen, smiles back at “Spiderman” after getting his face painted Dec. 14 during the Kris Kringle Market at the Luke Air Force Base Youth Center. Balloon sculptures, crafts, free books, assorted games, gift giveaways, visits with Mr. and Mrs. Claus and a free continental breakfast were included.

 

Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann

Jaiden Dickerson, 1, son of Airman 1st Class Kalon Dickerson, 56th Security Forces Squadron security patrolman, displays the candy cane he received during his visit with Santa at the Kris Kringle Market. The event is free and held annually at the youth center.

 

Senior Airman Grace Lee

Children and parents wait in line to meet Santa Claus at a party organized by members of the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Station.




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