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Christmas in the Park lights up Yukon

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Irv Wagner and his trombone bring in the holiday season at Christmas In The Park Opening Night at Chisholm Trail Park Saturday, Nov. 21. (Photo by Robert Medley)

From Staff Reports

Whitney Moore of Reydon wore green earmuffs with brown-tipped elf ears. Cassie Romberg of Cheyenne had a pair to match.

They had red and green elf running outfits too as the crowd gathered for the Yukon Chill Your Cheeks 5K race as Christmas In The Park Opening Night brought the holiday season to the city.

There was a place to ice skate and ride the train.

The light displays were aglow at dark. Other runners wore Christmas-themed outfits and others dressed for the chilly weather.

Carli and Angela Strange warmed up before the race.

Angela Strange, in a red and green Christmas top, said she did not expect to be cold while running.

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She didn’t know what here time might be, but hoped to get through the run.

Romberg did not have any high expectations and when asked how fast she could finish the race said, “I don’t, not as quick as I used to.”

Irv Wagner and his band played at the Kringle Karnival. Dr. Wagner, bandleader, played trombone along with Ben Jorge, Conner Cowan, and Matthew Gregg who brought in the holiday season with classic tunes The Mascot Dash, however, was canceled this year.