Niagara Gazette

Local News

December 2, 2012

Lewiston kicks off hoidays with Christmas Walk on Saturday

Lewiston kicks off hoidays with Christmas Walk on Saturday

Niagara Gazette — The Lewiston Christmas Walk kicked off with the anticipated arrival of Santa Claus Saturday, brightening the morning of the children who flocked to Academy Park to see him.

As has been recent tradition, the Christmas icon flew in not by a sleigh led by reindeer, but by helicopter, kicking the loose leaves up off the ground of the village park and brining smiles to the faces of the waiting children.

Then they walked to the Lewiston Peace garden in the 400 block of Center Street for a chance to sit down with him and deliver their Christmas wishes.

Six-year-old Raistlin Rowcroft, who sipped on a hot chocolate from nearby Orange Cat Cafe, said he’s asking Santa for Micro Chargers this year.

“They’re really small cars that go really fast,” he said. “You put them in (a launcher) and then you press a button and they shoot out.”

Meanwhile, Ryan Pitirri, 5, and brother Daniel, 2, joined their father, Mike Pitirri, of Amherst, for the Santa drop off for the first time.

Ryan, said he was very excited for Santa and is asking for Lego blocks this year. Six-year-old Kendra York of Lewiston was also excited for Santa’s arrival and said she was asking for a doll house this year.

Kristina Reagan, who brought her two children – Mackenzie, 5, and Liam, 1 – to the drop off for the first time. The family just moved to the village in May and has been thrilled with the assortment of activities they all can participate in.

“We moved to Lewiston back in May and we love the many festivals here,” she said. “There is a lot of fun things that go on here and we love it. And they’re all family-oriented, which is great.”

Mackenzie, who was shy while being questioned, said she really enjoys skating at the town’s ice rink, built at Academy Park for the winter season.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
Featured Ads
Seasonal Content
House Ads
AP Video
Renewed Violence Taking Toll on Gaza Residents 2 Americans Detained in North Korea Seek Help US Employers Add 209K Jobs, Rate 6.2 Pct House GOP Optimistic About New Border Bill Gaza Truce Unravels; Israel, Hamas Trade Blame Raw: Tunisia Closes Borders With Libya Four Rescued From Crashed Plane Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction
Opinion
House Ads
Night & Day
Twitter News
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page
Poll

Do you think cigarette sales to non-Native American customers should be taxed on reservations?

Yes. Items should be taxed like they are everywhere else.
No, the indian reservations are sovereign land and they are selling them on their land.
Not up to me. Native Americans decide the rules on their land.
Don't care. Smoking isn't good for you.
     View Results