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Franz Cilensek Santa Claus Luminary Art Bench

Pat Koszis and Kay Wooldridge


W. 2nd St between Main and Broadway

Every year during the annual Christmas Preview, Franz Cilensek (1935-2006) became the real Santa to the children of Chico. Sitting in the window of Magna Carta, he used his beautiful calligraphy to record the names and desires of the children waiting to see him.

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113 W 2nd St, Chico, CA 95928

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