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Santa Trades Sleigh for Motorcycle


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By Kevin O’Rourke

There was extra excitement around Germantown on Wednesday morning at Santa Claus was in town for a few hours with his friends from the Montgomery County Police Department. He traded his sleigh and reindeer for a Harley and full police escort to tour the county and spread good cheer as part of the MCPD’s Santa Ride.

Santa, along with Mrs. Claus, and the motor officers will bring gift bags and donations raised by the Montgomery County Police Department to a party for the children whose families are residents at the Children’s Inn at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda.

The ride, which has become a yearly tradition, set out this morning in Germantown as Santa his team of motor-elves left Distri