MINNESOTA CITY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION MEMBER NEWSLETTER – Volume 8, Issue 12: December, 2014

Mark your Calendars

Saturday December 13:
6:00 p.m. ; Community Caroling Event;140 Mill Street (First Baptist Church, MCHA Archives).

December 13: No December MCHA meeting: Because the Community Caroling Event is on Saturday, December 13, there will be no regular MCHA Meeting.

December 18: 6:30 p.m.; Minnesota City Community Readers; 115 Iowa Street; Sinclair Lewis, Arrowsmith.

December 18: 6:30-8:00; Minnesota City Book Shelf Open Hours; Former Minnesota City School, 115 Iowa Street;

May 17, 2015: Minnesota City Day (163 yr. of founding)

“Go Green!”

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Saturday, December 13
6:00 P.M.
140 Mill Street, Minnesota City
Historic First Baptist Church
Community Caroling
Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, Caroling, Music, Children’s Performance, Refreshments

Please attend! Bring a friend!





Saturday, December 13 Community Caroling Event Includes History, Wagon Rides, Confections and Conversation
(right) Rebecca Weiss and Vanessa Butenhoff:
“community traditionalists.”

MCHA is sponsoring the annual Community Caroling Event which will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the historic First Baptist Church on Saturday December 13. The Maus family will again provide the wagon rides, a big attraction of the event. Six children will entertain with the historical narrative of the life of Wilson Bentley, the individual who first verified through photography the uniqueness of individual snowflakes. Carols will be sung, historical and contemporary holiday commentary will be delivered . Attendees are invited to bring a refreshment to share(not mandatory!) and any stories that go with it. (left) Child bell ringers accompany Jim O’Grady with Yule Log presentation. (2013)
(Few people know the origin of the name divinity for the popular candy: “The origins of the name are not clear. The most popular theory is simply that when first tasted, someone declared it to be, ‘Divine!’ and the name stuck”.) Wikipedia. Cider and hot chocolate will be available. Musicians will accompany caroling. Maxine Spaag and Jean Gardner will present a reading that relates differences of Jesus and Santa. The annual event expands the holiday connectedness in the community and beyond. Invite friends; come and enjoy an evening of casual entertainment.