Marissa Pifke, 4, of Iron River makes a Christmas tree at the West Iron District Library Nov. 17. The library is the first stop in the annual Find Twinkle contest. The library also hosted Snowbound Books of Marquette for the annual book sale Saturday.
IRON COUNTY—A contest to determine who wins the honor of lighting the seventh annual Holiday in Lights Christmas Tree is under way, and the West Iron District Library is the starting line.
Children through fifth grade began picking up “Find Twinkle” cards at the library Nov. 16. Participating businesses are listed on the cards. Children can visit those businesses and find the Twinkle poster to get their cards validated.
Twinkle cards must be returned to the library no later than Friday, Nov. 30. Each child returning a completed card receives a new book and will be entered into a drawing to light the Holiday in Lights Christmas tree plus win a stuffed Twinkle doll.
As part of the Dec. 1 celebration, the Holiday in Lights arts and crafts fair runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Windsor Center.
Children of all ages can greet Santa Claus and have their pictures taken at the West Iron District Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and stay for the chili feed starting at 4 p.m. before heading to the Christmas parade at 6 p.m.
After the parade, the Iron County Chamber of Commerce RV Park hosts a bonfire with refreshments plus fireworks and lighting of the Christmas tree.
Businesses participating in “Find Twinkle” are: Central Arts and Gifts, Corner Drugs, E&E Hardware, Laughing Loon, Miners’ Harvest Jewelers, Miners State Bank, Riverside Pizzeria, Stitch In Time, the Happy Trading Post and West End Home Furnishings.