Chris Ellison, East Wenatchee, high fives the passengers of the Niles Saunders train Saturday as he jogs in Riverfront Park in Wenatchee. A group calling themselves the “Six Grumpy Grandpas” rented out the train to give their 60 family members rides in the late morning. This is the seventh year the group of trail-walkers have provided rides the weekend before Christmas. They have been walking together for about 30 years, six days a week, a stretch of trail 4.2 miles long.
This is the first year for the “Cops & Kids” program where 41 Wenatchee School District kids are paired up with local enforcement officers and sent through Hooked on Toys to buy for themselves and relatives.