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Old Saint Nick welcomes Old Man Winter at Lyndon’s annual festival

Santa Claus made a scheduled stop in Lyndon Saturday morning for personal visits with Lyndon kids to see who had been naughty or nice, and took time to serve as grand marshal of the annual parade that welcomes the coming of winter.

While a bright sunny day, Lyndon’s parade headed into a brisk winter-tinged breeze, and the Lyndon High School band’s quickstep set the parade’s tempo to match the temperature.

Spectators and parade participants ended up at the high school, where Santa visited with kids, and shoppers checked out crafts and gift ideas, and ate tacos served by the Lyndon Masons. Others took advantage of free cancer screenings, hosted by the Masons and provided by physicians from KU Medical Center and Midwest Cancer Alliance. Earlier in the day, about 17 runners ran or walked in Winter Festival 5K run and walk, held to benefit Lyndon Pride’s scholarship fund.

From Lyndon, Santa headed to appointments all over Osage County to get his “N or N” lists in order for Christmas.


Vassar Blue Ribbon 4-H Club’s float offered an open invitation to winter weather.


American Legion and Sons of Legion members dressed for the weather to carry the colors.


Lyndon High School Band provided holiday cheer along the parade route.


During a quick sweep through town to clean up crime, a group of super heroes took time to join Santa Claus as parade celebrities.


Santa has a private conversation with an adoring fan.

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