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December 12, 2013

Camanche readies for Christmas in the park

CAMANCHE — Santa is coming to town Saturday and residents in Camanche are making sure they get put on the nice list this Christmas.

From 1 to 3 p.m. parents and children are welcome to visit Santa at City Park in Camanche to tell him all their Christmas wishes and to enjoy a little of the holiday spirit in their own backyard.

“We want to bring our town together, and celebrate in our town too,” event coordinator Karlee Low said. “Of course we can go to Clinton and Fulton to enjoy holiday things but it’s just nice to have something in town. We don’t have a lot of offerings and we’re just trying to bring a little fun to our community.”

This is the first year Low and her Party in the Park committee have organized a holiday celebration for the city of Camanche, and she hopes it is just the beginning of many years to come.

In addition to the visit from Santa Claus, other Camanche organizations are adding their own Christmas spirit to the city’s drive, and are hoping that residents take full advantage of all they have to offer Saturday.

The Immanuel Lutheran Church in Camanche from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday will host is sixth annual Christmas cookie walk to promote the church and all of the community, and the church hopes that everyone will come out to support the city’s new Christmas event.

“This is probably our sixth year doing the cookie walk and we’ve done pretty well,” Immanuel Lutheran outreach committee member Jane Stenulson said. “We typically raise around $1,000 and we’re hoping this year we get even more people to attend.”

Taking a page from the church, the Camanche Middle School student council also is having a cookie walk from 9 to 11 a.m. and also will feature some local entertainment for visitors as well as a place to warm up from the cold.

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