by Becky Trip

On Saturday, December 2nd, we enjoyed the annual Cook's Country Christmas celebration.  The evening started with a Christmas project for the kid's to do at the Library at 4:30 p.m., which was lead by Lisa Hyppa from the Northwoods Friends of the Arts.  At 5:00 p.m., we headed out to the Gazebo for the Virgie Hegg Hospice Lights of Love lighting ceremony, led by Shawna Kishel, and we sang Christmas carols together in the glow of the beautiful Christmas trees and luminaries.  We then headed back into the library for some cookies and hot apple cider to warm us up.  At 5:30 p.m., the kids heard that Santa was arriving in the City Fire Truck, so they quickly headed back outside to greet him.  Santa then went into the Comet Theater to talk with each of the children and have his elves give them a treat bag.  When it was time for Santa to head back to the North Pole, the children and their parents were treated to a free viewing of the movie "Frozen," courtesy of Carol Carlson of the Comet Theater.  What a wonderful evening!  Thank you to everyone who was involved and gave of their time.  Here are some photos from the evening.













We'll see you again next year, Santa!!! 

If you would like to read about the Trinity Lutheran Church 4th Annual Lutefisk - Meatball Dinner which took place the following evening, December 3rd, check out Baily Conger's article here.