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By Jim Fisher
For The Sentinel 

Santa and sleigh come through county


Jim Fisher for The Sentinel

SANTA SLEIGH: Santa, assisted by volunteers and deputies from the Klickitat County Sheriff's Office and Search and Rescue, entralls Shahailee Rowan, age 3, in Wishram on Friday.

Santa Claus made a thorough tour of Klickitat County last week, aided by members of the Klickitiat County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and Search and Rescue volunteers (KCSR) as part of their annual Operation: Sleighbells program.

Beginning last Monday in Klickitat and zigzagging through the county to end up in Bickelton on Sunday, Operation: Sleighbells brought Jolly St. Nick and his antlered squad car to meet children and adults alike and hear their Christmas wishes.

Originally envisioned as a gift-giving program under Sheriff Rick McComas when he was first elected in 2007, the operation has evolved to fill a niche that the participating volunteers feel is able to better serve the county's n...

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