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Echo Press photo by Al Edenloff Roxanne Sweetwater of Alexandria was one of more than 200 children photographed by Nichole Roell from the Echo Press during the newspaper's 12th annual Santa Day, which took place Saturday.

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There were smiles, tears, hesitation, excitement and more during the 12th annual Echo Press Santa Day.

More than 200 kids were photographed with Santa during the Saturday event at the newspaper office. The event is an annual fundraiser for the food shelf.


A total of 19 boxes of food and almost $90 in cash were donated by families and will be given to the Douglas County Outreach Food Shelf.

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