On December 6 2013 that demonstration was made yet again, only this time the Fire Department got to show off its brand new ladder truck which acts a little bit more like a "cherry picker" in that Santa is not required to climb down the ladder. Wow, technology for everyone!
|My view from the roof looking down at the crowd of children and parents below, on the Common.|
|The Fire Dept. getting ready.|
|While this looks like a somber moment, it was just happenstance that captured this photo.|
|Santa kept getting smaller (to me) the closer he got to the children, who were yelling "Santa, Santa, Santa!"|
I hope you enjoy seeing yet another way the Hawthorne Hotel is part of the community of Salem. And of course, I hope to see you here.