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$1,330 bid good for Santa, 4 reindeer in Flint

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(Credit: auction.repocast.com) Santa Sleigh sold at auction (Credit: auction.repocast.com) Santa Sleigh sold at auction
FLINT, Mich. (AP) -

A bid of $1,330 was good enough to buy a Santa Claus, sleigh and four reindeer that once brought holiday cheer from atop the Flint City Hall.

Winning bidder Melodee Mabbitt tells The Flint Journal she pooled money from about a dozen people to buy the decorations. She says she wants to keep Santa Claus in Flint, and have him put back on City Hall again this Christmas season.

The display was up for online auction Tuesday, and the top price came after 99 bids that started at $5.

The cash-strapped city's finances are being run by a state-appointed emergency manager, and Flint has recently been selling off unneeded items.

Despite the Santa sale, Flint still had planned to get into the holiday spirit this year with Christmas lights.

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