Santa Patrol will be making its rounds beginning tonight

Santa Claus will be patrolling the streets of Enumclaw on a fire engine tonight through Saturday, as part of an annual program sponsored by the Enumclaw Volunteer Firefighters Association.

This year, as usual, the Santa patrol has slated a four-night run (with Sunday penciled in, allowing for poor weather or an emergency call).

As always, an emergency vehicle - with lights on and Christmas music playing - will cruise a few blocks ahead of Santa's truck to alert residents. Santa's fire truck will follow shortly behind and elves on foot will deliver candy canes to everyone who has been good this past year. For safety's sake, firefighters ask that everyone stay on the sidewalk...the elves will come to you. They'll be making their rounds between 6-9 p.m.

Here's the schedule Santa's crew will be keeping:

€ Tonight (Wednesday): All areas south of Roosevelt between Semanski on the west and Watson Street on the east.

€ Thursday: Everything west of Semanski, plus May Court, Green River Court, Initial Place and Clovercrest (excluding Olympic Place and Gossard north of Kibler).

€ Friday: North of Roosevelt Avenue between Semanski and Division streets, plus Olympic Place and Gossard north of Kibler.

€ Saturday: Everything east of Division Street and north of Roosevelt Avenue, plus short stretches of Edith, Neilson and Lincoln avenues east of Lafromboise.

€ Sunday will be dedicated to any areas missed due to extreme weather or Santa's helpers being called away on emergency business.

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