With the holiday season in full swing, fire departments are preparing for their annual Santa Patrols that spread cheer throughout Enumclaw and Buckley.
Here’s a look at the dates and times neighborhoods can expect visits from Santa and his volunteer elves.
Santa will be accompanied by members of the Enumclaw Fire Department as he makes his rounds Dec. 6-9.
Department members will accompany Santa and hand out candy canes. They also will be accepting donations of nonperishable food for the local food bank and new toys to support the Toys for Tots and Teens program.
Descriptions are approximate in some cases; a map can be found in this edition of the newspaper and routes also can be found at www.facebook.com/EnumclawFire.
Dec. 6: Neighborhoods east of Semanski Street and west of Watson; bounded by Warner Avenue on the south and Kibler Avenue on the north.
Dec. 7: Everything west of Semanski Street.
Dec. 8: All areas north of Roosevelt Avenue not covered the previous two nights.
Dec. 9: Neighborhoods between Warner Avenue and state Route 410.
For those living outside the identified routes, Santa will appear from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 9 at Tracey’s Produce, 23110 S.E. 436th St.
The Buckley Volunteer Firefighters Association will usher Santa Claus through the city streets of Buckley and Wilkeson Dec. 10-15th atop the department’s antique 1945 Ford fire engine.
Santa and firefighters will visit citizens, handing out candy canes and accepting canned food donations for the Buckley Food Bank. The crew also will be accepting toys and other donations for the community giving tree as part of the association’s annual Santa Project.
The Santa truck will make its nightly rounds between 6 and 8:30 and will be working hard to stick to the following schedule:
Dec. 11: Naches, Second, Third, Fourth, Cascade, Edith, Norma, Fulton and Hatch streets; the Meadowbrook mobile home park; Rosewood Drive and Rosewood Court; Park Place Manor; Mountain Circle; Park, Fourth, Dundass, Wheeler and Balm avenues; Main Street, Mason Avenue and Jefferson Avenue, all west of SR 410; Hinkleman Road and Hinkleman Extension.
Dec. 12: 112th Street; River Street (A to Ryan); Pearl, Mill, Perkins, Division, Cottage and Cedar streets; Ashley Court; A Street; Jefferson Avenue (410 to A Street); Mountainview Avenue; Ryan Road (River to Spiketon); Mason Avenue (Pearl to A Street); and Spiketon Road (Ryan to bottom of hill).
Dec. 13: B, C, D, Rainier, Elsa, Monte Vista, Franklin and Spruce streets; Shamrock and Hamilton courts; Hamilton Place; Mason Avenue (A to Spruce); Main Street (A Street to Collins); and Collins Road (Rainier Street to Shamrock Court).
December 14: Copperwynd; Whitmore Way; Heather Lane; Sergeant and McNeely streets; Melish Place; View Place; Collins Road (Main to McNeely); and Fieldcrest Place.
Dec. 15: Ryan Road (Spiketon to Levesque); Rose Place; Bevlo, Sheets and Klink streets; Rainier School; Shay Estates; Perkins Prairie; and Elk Heights.