Santa’s back in town

Santa Claus made his grand appearance in Red Bud on Saturday at noon as part of the annual Holiday Happenings and the opening of the new Santa’s Village, which is located in the Red Bud City Hall Park. This year, the Red Bud Fire Department was happy to give Santa a ride into town so he could visit. Santa will be returning to Santa’s Village to visit with children on Fridays, Dec. 1, 8 and 15 from 6-8 p.m.