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Hennepin Christmas Event Planned for December 5

Sleigh Bells are Ringing

Village president Kevin Coleman indicated Christmas will be coming to Hennepin a little early, with a celebration schedule for Saturday, Dec. 5.

The festivities will begin with movies — Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer — and crafts at the Hennepin Park District community room. Santa just might come down the chimney, with a little help from a fire engine, to visit the kids.

Lights are being put up for the event, which is set to begin between 1 and 2 p.m., and the fire department will be accompanying Santa and Mrs. Claus to Walter Durley Boyle Park, where everyone can gather for the lighting of the Christmas lights at dusk. The Hennepin United Methodist Church choir will be filling the air with merry tunes, and snacks could possibly be provided after the colorful bulbs come to life.

Village Clerk Diana Brandstatter said the Hennepin United Methodist Church will be having its cookie walk beginning at 8 a.m. Dec. 5. A sweet tooth's dream, women of the church will be baking countless Christmas cookies that can be purchased by the pound.

Source: Putnam County Record