Sara Hertwig
Hattie Manier, 8, greets Santa Claus during Evergreens annual holiday walk downtown, December 1, 2017.
Children enjoy the magic of Evergreen’s Holiday Walk

“I see him, I see him,” a youngster called to his parents as Santa and Mrs. Claus slowly made their way through the parking lot.

A crowd had gathered near the large evergreen tree near Beau Jo’s in the downtown parking lot.

“Don’t worry,” one dad told his kids. “We’ve got a good spot.”

Another parent was helping his daughter tell the rest of their family how Santa and Mrs. Claus had pinched her cheeks and told her she looked like a Christmas ornament.