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Date posted: December 30, 2016

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Joni and her group at KBB once again provided all the food used to feed Santa and his Elves on Christmas Eve. That’s breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Thanks again to Joni and the group for helping make the Santa Express possible.

Date posted: December 26, 2016

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone. A belated thank you to the Hampton Family, Dennis, Val, Alaina and Matt Steinbugl for cooking breakfast and lunch for the elves while they decorated the apparatus. Even little Carter helped carry some radio equipment and hold doors for Mr. Prestia.  Also, Elaine Prestia, for cooking the evening meal for a bunch of hungry elves when the Express was over.
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Date posted: December 23, 2016

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The routes for the 2016 Christmas Eve Santa Express by the Alpha Fire Company can be found by clicking the links below.

You can also watch Santa in real time by going to the website aprs.fi from any Internet connected computer.  If you find yourself in Helsinki, Finland on this site just put State College, PA in the appropriate block on the right and press Enter.  Look for SANTAE and SANTAW.  You might see the ELVES too, they are experimenting with a new toy.

We regret that we can’t go everywhere in the Centre Region because of time and space limitations (some of the sleighs are pretty big).  We have a plan for responding to calls while the Express is moving but if there is a significant fire or other emergency (we hope not) Santa and the Elves have to answer the call to duty.

2016 Santa Express Route EAST

 

2016 Santa Express Route WEST

Date posted: December 21, 2016

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The Alpha Fire Company plans to conduct the annual Santa Express again on Christmas Eve, 2016.  The elves are tweaking the routes which we will publish on the website as soon as they are finalized. Expect a few minor changes as some of the ‘sleighs’ have difficulty crossing some locations. We wouldn’t want Santa to be delayed.