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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2011

Hillyard Santa Clyde Decker is framed by TV reporters on the opening morning of his annual toy give-away on Dec. 13, 2010. Decker will be giving away donated toys to more than 3,000 kids. Bank of America's Hillyard branch is hosting the toy give-away and have lent Decker a vault for the toys in the basement. (Pia Hallenberg)

Ready, set... Santa!

For the ninth year in a row, Hillyard Santa is getting ready to distribute gifts to children in Northeast Spokane. The first distribution days are Thursday Dec. 15 and Friday Dec. 16. And then he's back for one more round all next week - from...

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MONDAY, DEC. 13, 2010

Hillyard Santa Clyde Decker is framed by TV reporters on the opening morning of his annual toy give-away on Dec. 13, 2010. Decker will be giving away donated toys to more than 3,000 kids. Bank of America's Hillyard branch is hosting the toy give-away and have lent Decker a vault for the toys in the basement. (Pia Hallenberg)

Santa Clyde got started today 

There was a line in the parking lot outside Bank of America's Hillyard branch even before it opened today. But people were not lined up to refinance their mortgages, they were lined up to get a toy for their children from Hillyard Santa, Clyde Decker.Bank...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 9, 2010

Santas congregate in Hillyard

The Hillyard North Pole continues this weekend, on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The North Pole is located at The River Church, 5201 N. Market Street - bring a food donation and get a deal...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 3, 2010

Santa takes a break at the downtown Starbucks on Dec. 3, 2010 (Pia Hallenberg)

He's getting ready for the North Pole 

Walking through downtown I saw good old Santa taking a little break outside a coffee shop. He was reading the paper and enjoying what looked like a latte - I'm sure he's getting ready for the Hillyard North Pole this weekend.The North Pole, with shopping,...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 1, 2010

Santa is coming to Hillyard this weekend

The Hillyard North Pole opens this weekend. This is the Hillyard shopping district's main Christmas celebration and it runs this weekend and next. The event will feature vendors, treats and a bake sale - as well as pictures with Santa, of course. Bring a canned...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 26, 2010

Clyde Decker wears his bright red Christmas shirt that reads “Hillyard Santa” on the front and “For The Kids” on the back, Friday as he shops for toys at Walgreens. “I love this store because they have such good deals,” said Decker.   (CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON / The Spokesman-Review)

Hillyard's Santa needs a hand

Here's a link to yesterday's story about Clyde Decker and the incredibly job he does every year, collecting Christmas presents for kids in Hillyard - he can always use more. And don't forget about the Hillyard North Pole - it's coming up on December 4...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 18, 2010

Hillyard's North Pole is ready to roll

Hillyard's traditional North Pole Celebration will be held at The River Church, 5201 N. Market Street this year. The festival includes treats and vendors, shopping opportunities and of course a visit from Santa. Have your pictures taken with Santa in Hillyard this year. The North...

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Pia Hallenberg covers everything going on in the Hillyard neighborhood.