At top, Alex Moesner, 6, tickles the ear of a miniature donkey in Dale City Park Sunday. Moesner played the role of a wise man in a live nativity sponsored by Dale United Methodist Church. Others playing roles were Kacie and Libi Huffman, Erin Marchand and Jeremy Moesner.
Bottom, Kloi Waters, 4, shares her hopes for Christmas-morning gifts with Santa during his visit Sunday to Richland. The community’s Christmas in the Park celebration drew dozens of youngsters who welcomed Santa as he arrived on a tractor-pulled wagon. Though skies were gray, sprinkles that fell earlier in the day subsided. Santa and everyone else enjoyed the grilled hot hot-dogs, cookies and hot chocolate.