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Gonna find out who's naughty and nice

In my comic strip writing I check out What's Going On In The Phantom (Weekdays)? Who is Towns Ellerbee? October 2020 - January 2021 in review.


Back now, in photographs, to December 2019 and the Potter Park Zoo Wonderland of Lights. With a special guest star I'm happy to show off today! Can you guess who it might be?

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Skating bears, another perennial set of figures.


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The lights are colored, but it can be hard to see in a quick photograph.


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An illuminated ballerina on a snowflake stage.


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Penguins! I think this penguin's also at Crossroads Village.


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And here's a gazebo with a great rainbow wall of lights in the far background.


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Here's that rainbow wall, which is a great landmark for much of the park.


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Since we were there before Christmas, for a change, we were able to see Santa! They had one of the vet buildings set up with a things like this to-do list inside. Santa's also got a list there, one name per alphabet letter.


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Pile of gifts with Santa in the background.


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I believe they had a table set up for crafts which probably included drawing pictures for Santa.


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Gift basket and wrapping and such waiting for Santa.


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And here's Santa, apparently worrying about why I'm photographing him.


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Back outside again. A tree and that illumination tree with, oh, look, two balls of light that aren't the same ones from earlier. They must have been flashing after all, even though I never got a picture with all the lights on, or off.


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The Theio's Restaurant bench was still there, too, a year-plus after Theio's was torn down.


Trivia: In February 1974 the Ford Motor Company was fined $3.5 million for cheating on the emissions-control test required by the 1970 Clean Air Act. This followed pleading guilty in the three hundred fifty thousand criminal complains brought against the company. Ford also paid $3.5 million in civil penalties. Source: Ford: The Men and the Machine, Robert Lacey.

Currently Reading: Tulipomania : The Story of the World's Most Coveted Flower and the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused, Mike Dash.

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