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Santa’s coming to District 9 areas

Fire District 9 firefighters will escort Santa through the district starting Saturday. (File)
Fire District 9 firefighters will escort Santa through the district starting Saturday. (File)

Spokane Fire District 9 crews will be busy escorting Santa from neighborhood to neighborhood beginning Saturday.

This is an annual tradition, and while Santa works his magic and checks his naughty-or-nice list one more time, firefighters will hand out candy and take nonperishable food donations for the Mead Food Bank.

The district serves about 45,000 residents within 122 square miles in north Spokane County.

Santa will be doing his very best to stick to this schedule. However, he may have to make some adjustments because of weather or if his firefighter friends are responding to emergencies.

Spokane County Fire District 9 Santa float schedule

Saturday, 4-9 p.m.: Santa will be in the Camelot neighborhood working into the Forest Glen neighborhood, from Guinevere Drive to Highway 2.

Tuesday, 6-9 p.m.: Santa will begin at the intersection of Hastings Road and North Dakota Street, heading northeast to Perry Street. Santa will then work his way to the Shady Slope neighborhood and then into the neighborhood between Farwell Road and Center Street between Market Street and Cherry Street.

Dec. 6, 6-9 p.m.: Santa will travel east from Station 92. He will visit children on Farwell Road, east of the railroad tracks to Fairview Road. Santa will then head south on Fairview Road to Sorrel Avenue, Red Roan Drive and Overview Drive. Santa then heads to the neighborhood bordered by Parksmith Road, Peone Road and Stoneman Road.

Dec. 11, 6-9 p.m.: Santa will visit the neighborhoods bordered by Market Street to the west, the railroad tracks to the east, Center Road to the north and First Avenue to the south.

Dec. 14, 6-8 p.m.: Santa will visit the Frazier Estates neighborhood and the Beau Rivage, Pasadena Ridge and Riverwalk apartments.

Dec. 15, 5-8 p.m.: Santa will visit the Northwood neighborhood covering most of the main streets. Also 5 to 8 p.m.: Santa will be welcoming visitors during an open house at Station 98, 6606 N. Regal St.

Dec. 16, 4-9 p.m.: Santa will catch up with neighborhoods he didn’t cover on previous nights and he will visit kids in the neighborhood bordered by Market Street to the east, Wilson Street to the west, Farwell Road to the north and Grace Avenue to the south. Santa will then visit the Mead Royale Park.

Dec. 21, 5-9 p.m.: Santa will visit the Linwood area south of the cemetery, between Division Street and Wall Street. Also starting at 6 p.m.: Santa will visit the Tormey and Hedin neighborhoods. And, starting at 6 p.m.: Santa will be leaving Station 97, 15222 W. Charles Road, headed toward Inch Road and down Charles Road to Highland Street before heading back to Katie Lane and Maybob Road. Then he heads onto Birdie Road, Bluegrass Road and to the end of Westshore Road before going back past Station 97 and down Charles Road to Southbank Road, Waterview Drive and Westlake Drive.

Dec. 22, noon to 5 p.m.: Santa will be in front of Albertsons, 12312 N. Division St. At 5 p.m. he leaves for the neighborhoods north and south of the Sun Dance Golf Course. Also from 5-9 p.m. Santa will be visiting the Five Mile Prairie area south of Strong Road.

Dec. 23, 4:30-9 p.m.: Santa will be visiting the Five Mile Prairie area north of Strong Road.



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