North Whidbey Fire's drive-through Santa on Friday evening at the Heller Road Fire Station drew many happy kids to see him. Photo by John Fisken

Pandemic won’t stop Santa

Santa took time out from his busy holiday schedule to take part in North Whidbey Fire and Rescue’s COVID-safe Winter Wonderland and Santa Sighting event Dec. 18. Children waved to Santa at a drive-thru at the Heller Road station and received candy canes from the big man himself. They also dropped off letters to Santa for a phone call later on from the jolly old man on Friday evening at the Heller Road Fire Station.

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