Children lined up to sit in Santa's lap

December 1, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CST
A Shelter Insurance employee dressed as Santa hugs Alizah Shope, a third-grader from Ridgeway Elementary School. Alizah was the first in line to sit on his lap after pushing the button to light the Christmas tree at the 47th annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the Shelter Insurance headquarters Friday evening.

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