Santa Claus Comes to Town!

Santa Claus arrived in Knox for the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony

Santa Claus arrived right on time yesterday afternoon for the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Starke County Courthouse. Accompanied by several beautiful young ladies from the recent Miss South Bend/Kankakee Valley pageant, Santa came in on a Knox-Center Township Fire Department fire truck.

On the count of three, Mayor Rick Chambers flipped the switch on the Christmas tree and proclaimed the Christmas season’s beginning.

After the Christmas tree lighting, it was off to the Knox Community Center for Hot Chocolate, cookies and a chance for the kids to tell Santa what they wanted for Christmas.

Santa Claus takes time to pose with the Queens recently crowned in the Miss Kankakee Valley/South Bend contest
The Starke County Choralaires performed Christmas carols
Chad and Shae Keen's children, of Knox, tell Santa what they want for Christmas