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|Galesburg Business Association officials are likely more than pleased with how the weekend turned out for them, especially now that, for them, it means that the holiday season can officially begin.
Main Street from Chambers to Cherry, and Cherry from Main to the Knox County courthouse were filled to overflowing Sunday with onlookers for the annual Galesburg holiday parade.
But, like many parties, sometimes, the guest of honor risks not showing up. Santa Claus had to be rescued from the top of the First Mid Illinois Bank building by Galesburg Firefighters, where his sleigh made an emergency landing around quarter after one Sunday afternoon.
The man in Red, however, was in good spirits upon being rescued.
"We had a terrible wind up there and the sleigh cam down and all of the sudden I had to make a crash landing on the bank," Santa told WGIL's Will Stevenson. "I didn't think I was going to make it, but the reindeer are fine, they're going to make it."
Santa received a number of letters and Christmas wish lists from presumably good little boys and girls, but declined to specifically say how good they were, suggesting that might have given WGIL's Will Stevenson an idea of how good he was this year.
Just because he knows when you've been bad or good, apparently doesn't mean he'll tell a reporter with a microphone.
For photos from the 2010 Holiday Parade, go to WGIL's page on Facebook by CLICKING HERE.
(Santa Claus is rescued Sunday afternoon from the First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust Building in downtown Galesburg by Galesburg Firefighters. WGIL News Story and Photo by Will Stevenson.)
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