A Lawrence tradition continued Friday night as Santa Claus was safely rescued from the top of Weaver’s Department Store.
Hundreds gathered for the annual holiday lighting, and to see Santa brought to safety by Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical first responders.
Photos by August Rudisell
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