CRYSTAL FALLS—Hear ye! Hear ye, one and all! You are all invited to enjoy a Hometown Christmas this Saturday, Dec. 14, in Crystal Falls.
Events are taking place all over town, and it’s going to be a busy day. The Crystal Falls Business Association plans a day of fun activities for all ages, all day long.
So be part of the action. There’s sure to be something you will like.
One part of Hometown Christmas are the specials that area businesses will be offering. There will be plenty of great deals, so take a look around and see for yourself.
The Ben Franklin store downtown will hold an open house as a way of thanking its customers. So will Wink’s Woods along U.S. 2.
When it’s time for a break, head over to the Crystal Theatre, where the Business Association will be serving a hot sloppy joe lunch for a suggested donation of $5.
With Christmas on its way soon, Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be important visitors at the event. Mrs. Claus will be at the Crystal Falls Library from 10 to 11 a.m., ready to greet all her friends.
What about the old man in the red suit? Santa will be up at the VFW hall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kids up to fifth grade are invited to visit and tell him what they hope to find under the tree on Christmas morning.
A short drive takes you to more Hometown Christmas events. At the Forest Park school, the fourth graders are holding their own “Christmas Bizarre” in the school’s multi-purpose room from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Over in Alpha, the Porter School Market Place holds its Christmas craft show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s right off the circle in Alpha, so stop over and see what these creative people have done.
North of Crystal Falls, on Clark Road off U.S. 141, The Listening Inn is holding There will be drawings, prizes, activities and other goodies.
Back downtown, the Crystal Falls Musicale will hold a tea at Christ United Methodist Church at 1:30 p.m.
From 2 to 6 p.m., the Crystal Theatre is sponsoring a Kids Day, with games, crafts and food. The movie “Polar Express” will be shown to youngsters through fifth grade.
All attention turns to the Courthouse lawn at 6:30 p.m., for the tree-lighting ceremony. The Forest Park glee club and cheerleaders will be involved, and you can stay warm with s’mores, hot chocolate and a bonfire.
The busy day winds down with music at the VFW Hall from 7 to 10 p.m. Paula D will provide the live music, with ‘60s rock and requests.