CLARK, NJ - Santa traded in his sled for a ride on a Clark firetruck Saturday afternoon. The jolly old soul braved snow, ice, rain and cold to spread his message of holiday cheer throughout the township.  

Santa was joined by holiday buddies Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman and several happy elves.  The group was escorted by members of the Clark Fire Department and Clark Police Department.

Children lined up to share their wishes with Santa.  Paige Evert hopes to find a baby stroller under the tree on Christmas morning, while her brother Ethan wishes for a Darth Vader car.

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Santa stopped at Valley Road School early in the day, then buzzed by the Carl H. Kumpf Middle School at 3:30, then was scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. stop at the Frank K. Hehnly Elementary School before returning to the North Pole to ready himself for next Saturday's world-wide tour. 

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