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Christmas at the Bridge

A free, family-event for Webster City and Hamilton County area residents is returning this holiday season.

December 9, 2016
Anne Blankenship ( ,

Christmas at The Bridge will be held Saturday, Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. to noon at The Bridge, 905 Des Moines St., Webster City. The event gives those attending the chance to select a gift for someone on their Christmas list free of charge.

Those attending can also make a card and have the present wrapped in festive wrapping paper. "We have tables of gifts for people to choose from," said Marsha Halbach, one of the organizers. "There are toys, tools, clothes, candles, stuffed animals - all sorts of presents will fill The Bridge."

Halbach said Christmas at the Bridge will give kids a chance to select a gift for Mom or Dad. "No more kids begging Mom to take them to the store while she tries not to see what they are picking out for her. No more Grandma wishing she could buy a give for her grandchild if she could just stretch her budget a bit further."

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Volunteers at Christmas at The Bridge will help each person pick out a gift, make a card for that person and then wrap it up. Halbach said the event is free of charge and no reservations are needed. Gifts for children and adults will be featured.

Last year, more than 300 people participated in Christmas at The Bridge. "We're hoping for a great turn out again this year," Halbach said.

Other upcoming Christmas Events:

Santa's Workshop at Kendall Young Library,

Saturday, Dec. 10, 2 to 4 p.m.

Meet Santa, make crafts and decorate cookies.

Lucia Festivity of Light pageant

on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2 p.m. at the

Stratford Lutheran Church, 812 Teneyck Ave, Stratford.

Swedish carols singalong with pronunciation practice at 1:30pm.

Filled with Swedish and American Christmas carols, folklore, dramatizations, along with the crowning of Lucia, The Swedish Foundation of Iowa's Swede Bend Settlement, Inc. has been hosting this event for over a decade. The public is invited to participate in this cultural and holiday experience.

Contact organizer, Carol Larson, if you are interested in participating, 515-838-2440.

All Cultures Equal Christmas Fair,

10 to 3 p.m. Dec. 17. The Marketplace will be open,

craft and vendor fair and great food.

Santa visits Williams,

Fire Station, Dec. 10, 10 a.m.

Kamrar Lions Club Holiday Dinner,

Sunday, Dec. 11, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

at the Lions Club Building, Kamrar.

Santa is Coming to Town,

Stanhope Community Center, Saturday, Dec. 17.

Crafts start at 12:30 p.m.;

Mr. and Mrs. Claus arrive at 1 p.m. on the back of a fire truck.

Supper with Santa at the

Grid Iron Sports Bar and Grill,

Webster City, Dec. 12 and Dec. 19, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

both nights. Kids under age 10 eat for free,

all kids get a gift from Santa.



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