Christmas in LS

By Marcie Klomp

Get ready for a busy day in town when the 18th annual Christmas in Lime Springs is celebrated this Sunday, Dec. 1.

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. About 33 vendors with 41 products 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.

This year Karla Murphy has taken over the craft and vendor show from long-time chairman Betty Roesler. With a few changes, Murphy was able to squeeze an additional 10 booths out of the fire station.

Something else new is a raffle, sponsored by all the vendors with proceeds going to the Lime Springs Community Club. Each vendor is donating a raffle item. Find it on their table! Vendors who have a spot on Sunday include:

• Norwex

• LeRoy Glass/Arts

• LS Pool (Birthday/Anniversary Calendars)

• K&M Designs

• Suzie’s Candy Bouquets

• Ellen Klomp crafts

• Crafts -n- Chaos

• Main Street Soap Co.

• Jessica’s Piano Studio

• Lake Louise Wildlife/Nature Calendars

• NEON

• thirty-one

• Wine Shop at Home

• Midwest Kangen Water Group

• Watkins

• Sheldon Stockdale Jewelry

• Linda’s Cutie Crochet

• Refurbished board games

• Lia Sophia

• Hebrink’s quilting

• Girl Scouts

• Celebrating Home Candles

• Norma Merkel fleece blankets

• Sheila Craig/aprons, etc.

• Lidtke Mill

• Mary Kay

• Terri’s Treasures

• Bling Slinger

• Lund Horseshoeing

• Jarfra

• Origami

• Pampered Chef

• Pindora Creations

• Chris Voves/wood crafts

• Tastefully Simple

• Scentsy

• LS Library

• LS Community Youth

• Family Fun and Fitness

• Theater Troupe

• Tupperware

• Basket Raffle—This is different from the vendor baskets and takes place in the Community Center. The proceeds of this silent auction basket raffle go to the Community Center. So far it sounds as though there is a large and varied selection of baskets—including ones geared toward children, games/movies, water fun, wine and certificates for gifts and food.

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.

Instead of having just one group playing for entertainment, Donna Ihns, Sue Richter and Kim Kitchen will take turns playing the baby grand piano.

At 1:45 Oneota Club will present their grants to area organizations.

Then it is the long-awaited arrival of Santa at 3. 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.

Enjoy Lime Springs’ Christmas celebration by stopping by the Community Center on Sunday!

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