NY Mills Christmas Around the World
The 19th annual New York Mills Christmas Tree Festival saw higher attendance than other years according to event planner Stephanie VonRuden. This year, they raised more than $2,300 for Santa Anonymous, plus gift donations. The event ran over two weekends and through the week and included a host of events such as Santa Day, a dance recital (pictured) and crafts taught by a local 4-H club. More than 1,500 votes were cast with the People’s Choice award going to Frazee Sportsman Club with 292 votes. Lumber Depot came in second followed by Rachel Eklund’s merry-go-round. There were 180 people in attendance at the Community Christmas Party and the silent auction had some high bids. The highest bidding tree was the Lund Boats Ladder bringing in $360, the Mitten Mama’s hat and mittens went for $200. read entire story. . . .