Christmas in July a hit with kids

July 15, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT

*Austin Bruns attended a Christmas in July event in Columbia. A photo caption on page 8A Wednesday misstated Bruns' last name.

Molly Schooley, 9, and Austin Bruns*, 7, of Harrisburg, Mo., are greeted by Santa (Don Waltman) as they make their way to the Christmas in July event hosted by Columbia's Voluntary Action Center. Christmas in July took place at the Missouri United Methodist Church.

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