A beautiful night was celebrated by all who ventured out to see the arrival of Santa and to kick off the holiday season in downtown Riverside on Dec. 6. As in the past, the Riverside Holiday Stroll was a huge success.

An event of this magnitude would not be possible without the support of our community. On behalf of the Riverside Chamber of Commerce, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many businesses, community groups and volunteers for their time and financial support that contributed to the success of the 39th Annual Riverside Holiday Stroll.

I would like to extend a special thanks to the village of Riverside and its staff, the Riverside Township supervisor and staff, Riverside Police Department, Riverside Auxiliary Police, the Riverside Police Explorers, Riverside Fire Department and the Public Works Department for their continued support of the event. Those individuals commit their time and energy year after year, and without this support the Stroll would not be possible.

Brian C. Brennan, chairman

Riverside Holiday Stroll committee

Riverside Chamber of Commerce