On Dec. 21, students, staff and administration at Golden Grove Elementary School started their winter break on a competitive note with the annual Reindeer Run. This tradition with teams of fifth graders pulling Principal Linda Edgecomb and Assistant Principal Philip Preddy to the “North Pole” was begun 22 years ago by Cathy Lake, the school’s recently retired physical education teacher. The tradition has been continued by coach Shawn Roney, the current physical education teacher. Students trained all week. This year’s winners were the fifth-grade girls, who pulled Edgecomb.