Christmas in Lime Springs

Last year, Santa was not Owen Smith’s favorite person! Maybe he’ll think differently this year when Santa arrives in Lime Springs on December 4.

Get ready for another busy day in town when the 16th annual Christmas in Lime Springs is celebrated this Sunday, Dec. 4.

Most of the day’s events take place in and around the Community Center, although some local businesses will be having open houses and selling items.

The main draw of the day (until the arrival of Santa) is the craft show, which opens at noon in the Community Center and Fire Station. Over 20 vendors are scheduled to display their wares. Many will have one-of-a-kind items for those hard-to-buy-for family members and friends. Others will have presentations and complimentary gifts. Vendors who have spoken for a space from craft chairman Betty Roesler include:

• Karla Murphy—Norwex

• Betty Mohs—Rag rugs

• Ashley Olson—Scentsy candles and candle warmers

• Linda Mikkelson—Lia Sophia Jewelry

• Lidtke Mill and Dorothy and Claire Anderlik with woodworking

• Spring Ahead Learning Center

• Springs Ahead Preschool—Bake sale and basket raffle

• Saratoga 4-H—Candy

• Kenny Hebrink—Quilts and wall hangings

• Lime Springs Library

• Family Fun & Fitness

• Lime Springs Pool

• Brenda Anding—Tupperware

• Lori Tupy—Beauti Control

• Kerri Smith—Christmas mixes in a jar, jewelry, crafts

• Julie Adams—Cosmetics

• Tracey Rice—Homemade western jewelry, belts and billfolds

• Ellen Klomp—Crocheted items

• Linda Niemeyer—Notecards,and cake pans with names

• Marcia Bannister—Pampered Chef

• Suzie Balk—Candy and cookie baskets

• St. Paul’s Youth—Quilt raffle and selling lefse (for trip to New Orleans)

• P.A.T.T.—Candy bars and birthday calendars

• Lime Springs Swimming Pool

• Cindy Murphy—Avon

• Elaine Jennings—Home fragrances

• A silent auction basket raffle is also taking place with proceeds going to the Community Center. So far it sounds as though there is a large and varied selection of baskets—including ones geared toward children, chocolate lovers and Avon items.

In between shopping and visiting, folks can always get a nice bowl of free chili. Serving begins at noon until gone, with a free-will donation.

This year the Mennonite Singers will not perform. They will be missed, but filling their spot at 2:00 is the Root River Revelers. Sometime that afternoon, the winner of the Candlelight Festival of Trees decorating contest will be presented a check.

Then it is the long-awaited arrival of Santa at 3:00. St. Nick will be arriving by horse and wagon—to give Rudolph and his crew a break. Afterwards, Steve Davis will give wagon rides around town the rest of the afternoon.

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