Downtown Holiday Lighting and Santa Rescue
Personnel at Lawrence Fire Station No. 5, 1911 Stewart Ave., gather with family members for a Thanksgiving meal Thursday afternoon. Station members from left at center are John Darling, Matt Dohrn and Zane Morgan.
In the foreground from left, Marei Spaola, Leandra Galindo and William Robbins, all of Lawrence, and Brenton Swart, Wichita, join other shoppers to spend their Thanksgiving day waiting in line at Lawrence’s Best Buy store for the midnight Black Friday opening. Spaola and Galindo were in line at 6 a.m. Thursday, while Robbins drove down to Wichita to pick up his friend Swart, to return to Lawrence to wait in line. “The lines at Best Buy in Wichita were too long,” Swart said. Specials on TVs and computers were the big attraction.
Sean Smith, Lawrence, helps his son, J.J. Smith, 10, serve pumpkin pie to another boy at the annual LINK community Thanksgiving meal served Thursday at the First Christian Church, 221 W. 10th St. J.J.’s mother and three siblings also helped serve at the event. The Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen also delivered more than 400 meals.
Monica Restrepo, Colombia. Clothing details: Boots, gift, two years ago; both pairs of socks, Target, a couple weeks ago; dress, H&M in Chicago, a year ago; sweater, don’t remember; shirt, Arizona Trading Company, a few weeks ago, $8.
Jason Koontz, Lawrence. Clothing details: Cardigan, thrifted, 5 years ago, $13; shirt, thrifted in California, March, $3; pants, Buffalo Exchange, May, $11; shoes, Ross, Converse All-Star, August, $20.
Madison Marie and Kaedence Nicole Becker were ready for trick-or-treating two days before their 5th birthday. They are the twin daughters of Grant Becker and CeeJae Molder, the granddaughters of Rheta and Kevin Becker, and the great-granddaughters of Ruby Armstrong and the late Richard Armstrong Sr. Ruby Armstrong, of Baldwin City, submitted the photo.