By Charles Sercombe
The winter and holiday season got a warm reception last Saturday – even if temps outside were unseasonably chilly.
The 16th annual “Winter Glow” took over the Hamtramck High School Community Center Saturday – featuring a petting zoo, horse-drawn carriage rides, ice carvings, games, crafts and, of course, a visit by Santa.
Santa must have been on a budget this year because outside there were only two reindeer on display.
For inner-city kids, it was a rare opportunity to get in touch with a taste of the country. Kids could pet ducks, sheep and chickens in a closed pen, and get up close to the huge horses used to pull three carriages.
For others, the sound of “clip-clop” through the neighborhood was like a live soundtrack of Christmas.
The event was sponsored by the Hamtramck Recreation Commission and was free to the public.