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PHOTOS: 2022 Santa Rescue and Holiday Lighting Ceremony in downtown Lawrence

Lawrence kicked off the holiday season on Friday with the annual tradition of turning on the downtown holiday lights and rescuing Santa from the roof of Weaver's with a ladder truck. The event had a new organizer this year — Lawrence Central Rotary Club — after many years of being hosted by ...

PHOTOS: 2022 Lawrence Turkey Trot 5K

About 900 runners participated in this year's Lawrence Turkey Trot 5K, which started at Woodlawn Elementary on Thanksgiving morning and ran through the North Lawrence neighborhood and along the Kansas River levee trail.

PHOTOS: Volunteers get ready for 2022 LINK Thanksgiving Dinner

On Wednesday afternoon, volunteers were preparing pies, potatoes and more and packing to-go boxes for the LINK Thanksgiving Dinner, which will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the basement of First Christian Church, 1000 Kentucky St. The annual community meal is free and open to the public.

PHOTOS: 2022 Lawrence Veterans Day Parade

Lawrence honored its veterans on Saturday with the annual Veterans Day Parade through downtown Lawrence. This year, the parade's grand marshal was Warren Corman, who served as a Navy Seabee during World War II and later helped design several buildings on KU's campus, including Allen Fieldhouse.