Staff photos by Danedri Thompson

Staff photos by Danedri Thompson

Santa Claus pauses a moment after helping to illuminate Cornerstone Park on Dec. 1. GEHS senior Cooper McGuire and teacher Katie Zahner helped flipped the switch to turn on the lights. The annual lighting ceremony is in its 24th year in Gardner. Following the lighting and a brief fireworks display, Santa visited with children inside his workshop located in Celebration Park. Santa will re-visit the workshop on weekends throughout the holiday season.