by Christa Lollis
For the past few days Rudolph the red nosed pumping unit has been at the Lufkin mall, but tonight he was finally lit up. "This is a tradition that's gone on for a number of years now. Lufkin really does it for the community. It's the way of giving back to the community and helping start the holiday season every year," Jay Glick, Lufkin Industries President, explained.
It's something Lufkin Industries has been doing for 41 years. "We've never missed a year but its interesting the tradition has just sort of lived on and on from its beginning," Glick said. And what would the holiday season be without Santa. He was there too, eating milk and cookies with all the kids. But he reminds them that Christmas is just around the corner. "They just need to be good, mind their mom and dad and things like that," Santa Claus warns children.