LAMBERTVILLE: Still time to get into Santa’s Run

Parade will go through downtown on Saturday afternoon

By John Tredrea, Special Writer
   The Lambertville Fire Department’s annual Santa Run is set to step off at 2 p.m. Saturday. City firefighters and youngsters in holiday costume will make the city merry by parading through the downtown area.
   ”We’ve been doing the Santa Run every year for 10 years or so. It’s a lot of fun. Everyone enjoys it,” said Richard Roy, a deputy chief of the fire department.
   ”We have a lot of great costumes,” Mr. Roy said.
   ”Santa will be there in the parade, of course, along with Mrs. Santa Claus, the Grinch, Frosty the Snowman and others.
   Kids in sixth grade age and older will march in the parade dressed as Santa’s elves. They get a big kick out of doing it,” he said.
   From the firehouse, the parade will traverse Main, Union and Cherry streets and other city thoroughfares before returning to the firehouse.
   ”We want as many people as possible to participate,” Mr. Roy said.
   ”The more the merrier.”
   Those who want to join in the fun should go to the Union/Fleetwing Firehouse at 230 N. Main St. between 12:30 and 1 p.m.
   South Hunterdon Regional High School students who participate can earn community service credits for doing so.
   Earning those credits is a requirement for students at the school.
   Anyone wishing to participate can contact Deputy Chief Roy at 609-577-6058 or rbr42371@aol.com.