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Santa comes to town

For 37 years, the Saturday after Thanksgiving has meant the arrival of Santa Claus to greet children who have made their list and now want to share it with the man himself. Santa arrived at Eggemoggin Country Store by horse-drawn sleigh and got right down to the business at hand: finding out who’s been naughty and nice. With decisions made, children took turns filing in to share a few requests before getting a candy cane and enjoying some free pizza.

Elyse Hagerthy

Elyse Hagerthy

Elyse Hagerthy sits with Santa Claus.

Photo by Faith DeAmbrose

Ella Rioux

Ella Rioux

Ella Rioux might be shy, but she knew she wanted a rainbow yo-yo, said grandparents Ann and Billy Rioux who brought her to see Santa.

Photo by Faith DeAmbrose

Horse-drawn sleigh

Horse-drawn sleigh

Paula Leavitt of Walkerie Farm in Dixmont brought Santa, and then stayed for carriage rides.

Photo by Faith DeAmbrose