Santa visits local school children

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  • Sabrina Thurston admires the bear that Santa brought for Emma Rose Roberts as the children go through their candy at McCormick Elementary School on Friday during Sata’s visit with members of Troy VFW Post 5514. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Fifth grader Emma Rose Roberts accepts a large bear from Santa at McCormick Elementary School on Friday. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Assisted by Troy VFW Post 5514 Auxiliary President Francine Ninneman, Santa gives 8th grader EmmaLea White-Carlson a rainbow-colored stuffed animal for Christmas at the McCormick Elementary School on Friday. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Students at the McCormick Elementary School enjoy candy and stuffed animals brought to them by Santa with assistance from members of Troy VFW Post 5514 on Friday. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Holding it in his spy-glove hand, McCormick Elementary 5th grade students Gavin Thurston shows the stuffed animal given him by Santa -- assisted by Troy VFW Post 5514 Auxiliary President Francine Ninneman -- during Santa’s visit to the school Friday. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Members of Troy VFW Post 5514 arrive with Santa to distribute candy and stuffed animals at McCormick Elementary School. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    VFW John E. Freeman Post 5514 Auxiliary President Francine Ninneman hands a bag of candy to kindergarten student Triston York as he sits on Santa’s lap at McCormick Elementary School on Friday. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Santa gets a hug from 8th grade student EmmaLea White-Carlson at the McCormick Elementary School on Friday as VFW Post 5514 Auxiliary President Francine Ninneman looks on. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    McCormick Elementary School teachers Nikki Eide and Stephani Wallace get in on the fun -- and the candy -- Friday during Santa’s visit along with members of Troy VFW Post 5514. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    McCormick Elementary School 8th grade student Evin Thurston accepts a stuffed teddy bear from Santa on Friday during Santa’s visit along with members of Troy VFW Post 5514. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    VFW John E. Freeman Post 5514 Auxiliary President Francine Ninneman looks on as Santa talks with kindergarten student Ella Eide about her new stuffed animal at the McCormick Elementary School on Friday. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

  • Sabrina Thurston admires the bear that Santa brought for Emma Rose Roberts as the children go through their candy at McCormick Elementary School on Friday during Sata’s visit with members of Troy VFW Post 5514. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Fifth grader Emma Rose Roberts accepts a large bear from Santa at McCormick Elementary School on Friday. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Assisted by Troy VFW Post 5514 Auxiliary President Francine Ninneman, Santa gives 8th grader EmmaLea White-Carlson a rainbow-colored stuffed animal for Christmas at the McCormick Elementary School on Friday. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Students at the McCormick Elementary School enjoy candy and stuffed animals brought to them by Santa with assistance from members of Troy VFW Post 5514 on Friday. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Holding it in his spy-glove hand, McCormick Elementary 5th grade students Gavin Thurston shows the stuffed animal given him by Santa -- assisted by Troy VFW Post 5514 Auxiliary President Francine Ninneman -- during Santa’s visit to the school Friday. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Members of Troy VFW Post 5514 arrive with Santa to distribute candy and stuffed animals at McCormick Elementary School. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    VFW John E. Freeman Post 5514 Auxiliary President Francine Ninneman hands a bag of candy to kindergarten student Triston York as he sits on Santa’s lap at McCormick Elementary School on Friday. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Santa gets a hug from 8th grade student EmmaLea White-Carlson at the McCormick Elementary School on Friday as VFW Post 5514 Auxiliary President Francine Ninneman looks on. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    McCormick Elementary School teachers Nikki Eide and Stephani Wallace get in on the fun -- and the candy -- Friday during Santa’s visit along with members of Troy VFW Post 5514. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    McCormick Elementary School 8th grade student Evin Thurston accepts a stuffed teddy bear from Santa on Friday during Santa’s visit along with members of Troy VFW Post 5514. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    VFW John E. Freeman Post 5514 Auxiliary President Francine Ninneman looks on as Santa talks with kindergarten student Ella Eide about her new stuffed animal at the McCormick Elementary School on Friday. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

Accompanied by members and auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars John E. Freeman Post 5514, Santa Claus made the rounds last week of elementary schools in the west end of Lincoln county.

Santa and his helpers wrapped up his visits with a trip to McCormick Elementary School Friday, where students received bags of candy and stuffed animals.

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