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Supporting a Lawrence Tradition

August Rudisell/Lawrence Times

For almost 50 years, the Friday night after Thanksgiving, families in Lawrence make their way downtown to witness an annual tradition.  

The reasons are unclear, it could be reconnaissance for his Christmas Eve trek, but Santa somehow gets stuck atop Weaver’s Department store and needs to be rescued by the fire department. 

This event also kicks off the downtown Lawrence holiday shipping season.

Lawrence Central Rotary was honored to continue this annual event which is one of the traditions that makes our city so wonderful. 

Plans have already begun for next year’s event, but in the meantime, we want to share some pictures from the evening with everyone.