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Edmond elementary students celebrate Winter Extravaganza

Students at Orvis Risner Elementary School in Edmond gathered Friday for a carnival and a visit from Santa.
by Diana Baldwin Published: December 25, 2012
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— All 690 students at Orvis Risner Elementary School in Edmond received free gifts from Santa.

Santa's visit was just one of the many events that took place at the school on Friday during the Orvis Risner Winter Extravaganza.

Students kicked off the day with carnival games in the school gym and at New Covenant Church west of the school.

Later, the students returned to their classrooms, where teachers read the children's classic and holiday favorite, “The Mitten,” by Jan Brett.

The day came to a close with a surprise visit from Santa, who gave out books, board games and sporting goods.

by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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