Skate off Thanksgiving turkey with Santa

Skate off Thanksgiving turkey with Santa

Santa Claus will break from the North Pole for a few hours Friday.

The Douglas Fourth of July Committee is putting on “Skate with Santa” from 7:45-9 p.m. on Friday at Treadwell Arena. The event is free of charge.

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