Santa visits Cimarron

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Best friends Abby Martinez and Alannah Roybal. (Photo by Laura Gonzales)

By Laura Gonzales, for the Chronicle

Santa visited the kids of Cimarron at Sister Hildegarde Smith Parish Hall Sunday (Dec. 12) . About 300 people showed up to the event and 88 kids sat on Santa’s lap to fill his ears with their very hopeful wish list.  There was Christmas music playing in the background and lots of cheerful, smiley faces anxiously awaiting the arrival of Santa. A beautiful Christmas tree, Christmas cookies and presents filled the Parish Hall.  Santa definitely had plenty of elves to help setup the event.  Every child received a goody bag and a wrapped gift.  Eight bikes and two scooters were given out as door prices to 10 very lucky children.

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All the bike donations. (Photo by Laura Gonzales)

The “Citizens for Cimarron” — a group of citizens who put together events for the community of Cimarron — worked on this event. The group was founded by Tim and Shelly Judd and group members include Pat Gruver, Daniel and Carol Gurule and DiAnn Carpenter.

Citizens for Cimarron will be hosting the Parade of lights on Sunday (Dec. 20) in Cimarron at 6 p.m.

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“Citizens for Cimarron” group from left to right:  DiAnn Carpenter, Pat Gruver, Santa, Shelly Judd, Tim Judd, Carol Gurule and Daniel Gurule. (Photo by Laura Gonzales)
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Waiting in line for Santa. (Photo by Laura Gonzales)