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Christmas Eve shoppers pack local store

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Customers lined the counter on Monday. Customers lined the counter on Monday.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Santa's helpers come in many forms on Christmas Eve, including traffic control outside Plehn's Bakery on Shelbyville Road in St. Matthews.

Caden Jones volunteered to take on the job of organizing cars in the small lot surrounding the business. Inside, customers described the store as bedlam, but they wouldn't miss it.

"I got a lot of Danish for family. We live down in Nashville, but we're from Louisville. We come up here every Christmas Eve and pick up a bunch of Plehn's up and deliver it to family," said Steve Ridge who's been coming to the store on the holiday since he was little.

One of the most popular items are the dinner rolls. Customer William Kelley, who's been making the Christmas Eve trip for decades, said he can't make it any other day. "We have to do it. The stuff has to be fresh. We can't get it any earlier to make it worth the while."

Kelley said the company had 600 orders ready to hand out.

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