Firefighters escort Santa Claus through Barefoot Lakes

The two reddest childhood fantasies, Santa Claus and fire trucks, combined in one great event Dec. 16 at Barefoot Lakes where the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District held its 15th annual Santa Run. Kids (and parents!) got to meet Santa and firefighters at various stops during the evening parade through Barefoot Lakes streets. Santa handed out candy canes and neighborhood children squealed in delight.

This event has gotten so big, it extended into a four-night period in dozens of communities, beginning Dec. 14. Now we can’t wait ‘til next year!