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By Andi Bourne

Red Sleighs spread Christmas cheer


December 31, 2020

Nathan Bourne, Pathfinder

Santa flew in via helicopter to the Seeley Lake Airport Dec. 23. Seeley Lake was one of 20 communities on Santa's Air Mail Route with the Red Sleighs of Montana event put on by the Museum of Mountain Flying. Seeley Lake ground contact Erika Wilson helps Logan Binder, 3, pick out a toy while his younger brother Harrison, 1, sits on Santa's lap.

SEELEY LAKE – Two days before Christmas, Red Sleighs Over Montana took off from Missoula Airport on "Santa's Airmail Route." Santa visited 20 communities across western Montana delivering gifts to the children, visited with them about what they wanted for Christmas and talked about aviation.

"We were just tying it all together with aviation, education and helping some kids and families out that need a little extra help. Especially with COVID the small businesses were devastated," said Museum of Mountain Flying President Eric Komberec. "We just thought it was the right thing to do and the...

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