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Photos: 2018 Santa's Home for the Holidays

Blaaze Gorder, 3, listens as Santa Claus talks to him at the Members Cooperative Credit Union on Saturday, Dec. 1. His sister, Aaliyah Gorder, 5, waits patiently for him to finish. Their grandmother and great-grandmother came from Duluth to bring the siblings to events around Cloquet. Jamie Lund/Pine Journal1 / 10
Fireworks display lights up the sky after the parade in Cloquet. Jamie Lund/Pine Journal2 / 10
The Grinch waves during the parade Saturday, Dec. 1. Jamie Lund/Pine Journal3 / 10
One of the many fun floats in the Santa's Home for the Holidays parade Saturday, Dec. 1. Hundreds of people braved the gusting winds and huddled in doorways of buiseness and around corners of buildings to watch the parade. Jamie Lund/Pine Journal4 / 10
Members of the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys hockey alumni team pose in the locker room before the game against Duluth East. The team represents classes ranging from 1985 to 2011. Jamie Lund/Pine Journal5 / 10
The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton and Duluth East teams pose for a photo after the game. The graduation years range from Cloquets Stu Plante in 1985 and Hound Jason Watt in 1988 to a few East players from 2015. Jamie Lund/Pine Journal6 / 10
Cloquet-Esko-Carlton alumnus Jeff Leno takes a shot on Duluth East alumnus goaltender Dylan Parker during the third period of the game Saturday, Dec. 1. Stu Plante (13), Justin Jokinen (14) and Tyler Fast (3) watch the play. CEC beat Duluth East during a fun alumni battle ending the week-long Santa's Home for the Holidays festival in Cloquet. Jamie Lund/Pine Journal7 / 10
Sgt. Rick Benko serves a helping of chili to guests during Santa's Home for the Holidays on Wednesday, Nov. 28. They served about 300 pounds of chili. This was the second year of the chili feed, organized by the Cloquet and Fond du Lac police departments. Jamie Lund/Pine Journal8 / 10
Back left, Reed Waldriff, 7, and Emilee Holland, 3; front left, Oliver Smith, 11 months, and Gabriel Holland 1, prove a challenge for a nicely posed photo for their mothers Saturday, Dec. 1. The children sat in a sleigh in front of Members Cooperative Credit Union during the Santa's Home for the Holidays celebration. Jamie Lund/Pine Journal9 / 10
Judy Bilden holds up cards for Elf Bingo as daughter Ali Bilden Camps watches. The event, hosted by United Way of Carlton County, had 115 participants. Jamie Lund/Pine Journal10 / 10

Cloquet celebrated its annual Santa's Home for the Holidays festival Nov. 28 to Dec. 1, 2018.