Larry LaRue

Ho ho ho! Santa’s rolling down Sixth Avenue Friday

‘Tis the season when children and the rest of us begin enjoying the holidays, and Santa Claus will try to add to the experience this week on Sixth Avenue.

Beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, Santa will be driven from Jason Lee Middle School to Union Avenue, making scheduled stops along the way so as not to block traffic.

He may be aboard a firetruck or in a small trailer – Santa wasn’t certain, and Santa doesn’t care. At his stops, he’ll be having photos taken with kids of all ages – including graying columnists.

The event is sponsored by the Sixth Avenue Business District

Al Switzer, a good friend of Santa’s and a man who has been known to sit in for St. Nicholas upon occasion, will be around just in case ...