‘Winter Glow’ kicks off the holiday season with plenty of cheer

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.

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