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Santa delivers candy to Park Ridge children


It's not everyday Santa shows up at your door. But for families in Park Ridge, Thursday night was their special chance.

Members of the Park Ridge Fire Department delivered holiday candy to dozens of children.

It's an annual tradition that dates back to the 19-40's. Except back then, Santa rode in a sleigh, not a fire engine.

"You can go to a mall and you can see Santa there," said Ron Slicer, Park Ridge Fire Chief. "You could do those types of things, but to actually have Santa come to your house, and visit the kids, they really get excited about it."

Organizers say they stopped at 30 houses, delivering holiday cheer to more than 60 children.

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