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Santa And The Roof Crew

Dressed as Santa Cluas, 16-year-old R. J. Matuszko plays a guitar salute to the runners in the Manchester Road Race. He was watching the race with his neighbors, who call themselves the Roof Crew, because they watch the race each year from the roof of their front porch on Charter Oak Street. The crew includes, from the left, Jerry Deschenes, Jeff Wirth, Julia Wirth, 3, and Jennifer Deschenes. BOB MACDONNELL / HARTFORD COURANT