ZALESKI, OH (WCMH) — As Christmas approaches, boys and girls are busy making a list and checking it twice.  But, one Vinton County girl is dreaming big.
The sound of Christmas carols dance through the air as shiny ornaments hang on the village tree. A modest patch of snow clings to ground just as many in the small village of Zaleski try and hold onto the Christmas spirit.
“There’s not a lot in Zaleski anymore,” says village councilman Craig Walkerow. “The stores have left like a lot of small towns and it’s one of the things we have that brings people together.”
The Christmas spirit is alive in a community so small, you could blink and miss it. Stacey Thomas adds, “Everybody knows everybody.”
The village population is 274. It is one of the village’s smallest residents that has the biggest Christmas wish.
A letter to the village council put 8-year-old Haylee Lemay’s Christmas wish into action.
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