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Santa to make his rounds through town

Santa Claus will be a busy fellow in the coming days. In addition to his normal holiday chores, St. Nick will find time to travel through Plateau neighborhoods, courtesy of local firefighters.

Santa will be patrolling Enumclaw on a fire engine as part of an annual program sponsored by the local Volunteer Firefighters Association.

As usual, an emergency vehicle - with lights on and Christmas music playing - will cruise a couple of blocks ahead of Santa's truck to alert residents.

Santa's fire truck will follow shortly behind and volunteer firefighters on foot will deliver candy canes. For safety reasons, firefighters ask that everyone remain on the sidewalk - the firefighters will deliver the goodies.

They'll be making their rounds between 6 and 9 p.m.

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

€ Tonight, Wednesday - neighborhoods east of Semanski Street and south of Roosevelt Avenue.

€ Thursday - areas west of Semanski and south of Griffin Avenue; area west of Clovercrest and north of Griffin.

€ Friday - everything east of Semanski/Clovercrest and north of Roosevelt; the eastern border is Division Street, but includes the blocks of Edith, Neilson and Lincoln avenues running east of Lafromboise.

€ Saturday - everything east of Division Street and north of Roosevelt Avenue.

€ Sunday - the crew will be found touring the community of Cumberland.

While making their rounds, Santa and his team will be selling Enumclaw Fire Department calendars for $10. The money is used by the department for community service projects.

€ For a detailed map of Santa's Enumclaw tour, visit www.courierherald.com and click on the “city of Enumclaw” link. Once on the city's home page, click on “Santa Patrol 2007” under the “What's new” heading.

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