Fayette holiday programs planned 11.17.2010

Written by David Green.

The holiday season will be busy and festive in Fayette as several holiday-related activities are planned next month.

Four events are scheduled in Opera House, including the annual visit from Santa Claus.

On Saturday, Dec. 4, Santa will visit with area youngsters from 4 to 6 p.m. the Opera House. A “Shop Fayette Day” is also planned for Dec. 4, and details will be announced soon.

Also on Dec. 4, “A Bean Creek Christmas” is scheduled in the Ginnivan Theater at the Opera House, starting at 7:30 p.m. The program will feature local talent from past Bean Creek Coffee House programs in a special Christmas concert.

Judging for the Christmas lights contest is also scheduled Dec. 4.

On Saturday, Dec. 11, Mossburg Strings will take to the stage in the Ginnivan Theater at the Opera House, as part of the Fayette Artist Series. Winners of the Christmas light contest will be presented with their awards prior to the program.

The “Christmas Country Farm Toy Exhibit” will be on display throughout the holidays in the University Gallery during all Opera House activities. The display will feature collections from local Chamber of Commerce members.

Santa’s visit, the lights contest and the farm toy exhibit are all sponsored by the Fayette Area Chamber of Commerce.

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    Water Fun—Carter Seitz and Colson Walter take a fast trip along a plastic sliding strip while water from a sprinkler provides the lubrication. The boys took a break from tie-dyeing last week at Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program to cool off in the water.
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    BIKE-A-THON—Children in Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program brought their bikes last Tuesday to participate in a bike-a-thon. Riders await the start of the event at the elementary school before being led on a course through town by organizer Leonie Leahy.
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    on your mark, get set, drum!—Drew Joughin (black shirt), Maddox Joughin and Kaleea Braun took the front row last week when Angela Rettle and assistants led the Stair District Library Summer Reading Program kids in a session of cardio drumming. The sports and healthy living theme continued yesterday with a Mini Jamboree at Lake Hudson State Park arranged by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Next week’s program features the Flying Aces Frisbee show.
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