Santa Claus makes early appearance in Chandlerville

  • Santa, in the company of one of his most trusted elves, waves to children from the back of a firetruck as he led a caravan of emergency vehicles with lights flashing and sirens wailing through the village streets  (Photos by Brian DeLoche.)
    Santa, in the company of one of his most trusted elves, waves to children from the back of a firetruck as he led a caravan of emergency vehicles with lights flashing and sirens wailing through the village streets (Photos by Brian DeLoche.)
  • He’s really real — the wonder and magic of Christmas that happens in a visit with Santa Claus is evident in a little girl’s eyes as she conveys her Christmas wishes Saturday morning in Chandlerville.
    He’s really real — the wonder and magic of Christmas that happens in a visit with Santa Claus is evident in a little girl’s eyes as she conveys her Christmas wishes Saturday morning in Chandlerville.
   Shortly after 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, the normal peace and quiet of a weekend in Chandlerville was shattered by the wailing sounds of emergency sirens.    The continual cacophony raised by a line of emergency vehicles with red and blue lights flashing would have, under normal circumstances, led the village residents to believe something calamitous, cataclysmic, or apocalyptic had just…

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