Santa’s little helpers

Photo by Sue Suchyta

Helping Santa in the fire safety house are Little Miss Melvindale Ava Hardin (left), a 7-year-old at Allendale Elementary School and Alyssa Martin (right) a 9-year-old at Chapman Elementary in Rockwood (granddaughter of Mayor Valerie Cadez and Police Chief Rick Cadez) following the city of Melvindale’s annual tree lighting Dec. 5.