Several events took place over the past week of people bringing in the Christmas spirt. Top left: Officer Stephanie Hornbeck plays with lightsabers alongside her shopping assistant during Harrisonville’s 2021 Shop with a Cop event (courtesy photo).
Top right: During Santa’s visit to the Cass County Elk Lodge on Saturday, 99-year old Ella May Lampson wanted to sit on Santa’s lap again and after waiting for her turn finally got her Christmas wish (Valerie Rinehart).
Bottom left: Larry Dobson, Wills Cemetery board president, directs visitors where to lay their wreaths at the Peculiar cemetery’s Wreaths Across America ceremony on Saturday. Every branch of the armed forces including those imprisoned or missing in action were represented (Lucas Lord).