Santa Claus is coming to town
By: Jim Erickson
Santa Claus will be joining Monarch Fire Protection District firefighters for visits throughout the district between 5-8 p.m. on Dec. 18-20. With his reindeer getting ready for the big night the following week, Santa will hitch a ride on a Monarch fire truck. He’ll have treats for the kids and happily will pose for pictures.
A list of planned stops follows, however, times are approximate, depending on the number of visitors at each Santa stop.
Tuesday, Dec. 18
• 5 p.m. at Riverdale Drive and Riverdale Circle in Chesterfield Estates subdivision. Nearby subdivisions include Eagle Crest Estates and Fox Hill Farms.
• 5:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Ridge Drive and Bluff View Ridge Drive in The Bluffs of Wildhorse subdivision. Nearby subdivisions include Spring Hill Bluffs, Somerset, Country Place and Wildhorse Meadows.
• 6:15 p.m. at the first pool on Wildhorse Parkway in Wildhorse Subdivision/Highlands.
• 7 p.m. at the Greystone Manor cul de sac in Greystone subdivision. Nearby subdivision is Miramonte.
• 7:40 p.m. at Wilderness Cliff Court and Keystone Trail Drive in the Pine Creek subdivision. Nearby subdivisions include Wilderness Trails, Wilderness at Wildhorse, Steeple Hill and Chesterfield Oaks.
• 8:15 p.m. at Suzanne Ridge Drive and West Hampton View Lane in the West Hampton Woods subdivision. Nearby subdivision is Garden Valley.
If weather is an issue, the night’s activities will be held at Monarch Station 5 at 155 Long Road.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19
• 5 p.m. at Ascension School. Nearby subdivisions are Chesterfield Farms and Estates at Baxter Point.
• 6 p.m. at Country Ridge Drive and Parasol Drive in Meadow Brook Farms subdivision. Nearby subdivision is Clarkson Woods.
• 6:30 p.m. at Cedarmill Bath and Tennis Club on Cedarmill Drive Nearby subdivisions are Baxter Lakes, Baxter Lake Addition, Claymont Lake Estates and Claymont Manor.
• 7 p.m. at the Villages at Baxter Ridge pool in that subdivision.
• 7:30 p.m. at Highcroft Elementary School. Nearby subdivisions are Estates of Baxter Lane, Baxter Oaks, Schoettler Estates, Westridge Estates, Bridal Creek Estates, Highland Forest and Westfield Farm.
Alternate location in case of bad weather will be Monarch Station 1 at 15700 Baxter Road.
Thursday, Dec. 20
• 5 p.m. at D’artagnan Court and Bellerive Manor Drive in Manors at Bellerive subdivision. Nearby subdivision is Bellerive Farm Estates.
• 5:30 p.m. at Montauban Drive and Nimes Drive in Bellerive Estates subdivision. Nearby subdivisions are Fernwood Estates, Somerton and Maison Manor.
• 6 p.m. at Incarnate Word Church and School at 13416 Olive Blvd.
• 6:30 p.m. at Old Farms pool on Bookbinder in the Old Farms Estates subdivision.
• 7 p.m. at the Seven Pines Swim Club on Seven Pines Drive Nearby subdivision is Polo Run.
• 8 p.m. at River Bend Elementary School. Nearby subdivisions are River Bend and River Valley Estates.
Alternate location in case of bad weather will be the Monarch Headquarters at 13725 Olive Blvd.
If alternate locations are used, please come at the time Santa would have been in your neighborhood.