Drizzle does not dampen spirits
The weather outside wasn’t quite frightful, but the firepots were delightful as visitors to the 33rd annual Candlelight Walk started getting into the holiday spirit Saturday. Drizzle fell before, during, and after the 5-hour event in downtown Oregon, but that didn’t stop Griffyn Havey from hand delivering his letter to Santa. The 5-year-old from Leaf River sat on Santa’s lap and carefully opened his handwritten letter as his sister, Gabriella, 7, and Mrs. Claus watched. After disembarking from Santa’s lap, Griffyn felt confident that his wishes would be honored. “Because he said he would,” said Griffyn when asked if he thought he’d get the toys. Santa was just one of several activities offered kids and their families again this year. Also on hand during the walk were characters from the Paw Patrol, Frozen stars, Elsa and Anna, a Winter Carnival with games and a place to toast marshmallows on Candy Cane Lane.