Steam train brings smiles to faces Santa to town

first_imgEquipped with a pink umbrella, pink hat and pink rain boots, 5-year-old Alanna Vizcaino smiled happily. The little girl and her family waited an hour and a half in the pouring rain to be the first in line to meet Santa Claus after he came off of a steam locomotive. “We’ve been coming for many years, but this year we wanted to be the first in line,” Alanna’s grandmother, Joanne Emel, said. Usually all of Emel’s seven grandchildren come out to the 10th annual Santa Steam Train event at the Vancouver Depot Amtrak Station, but the unrelenting rain Saturday kept all but Alanna and her little sister at home. Alanna and her parents have come every year to take a portrait with Santa.“Last year, she asked Santa for a little sister,” Alanna’s mother Jody Wilushewski said. “His face was priceless. He was just like, ‘I don’t think I can help you with that.’ “But joining the family this year was Alanna’s 3-week-old little sister, Vanessa, who wore a Seahawks jersey — as did the rest of her family.last_img

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