FREDERICKTOWN — The cold weather, an occasional snow flurry and the bell choir from New Life Community Church of Fredericktown playing Christmas carols at the gazebo combined to make the afternoon feel like a holiday for the village’s annual Christmas Walk.
The threat of sleet or freezing rain in the forecast may have helped keep overall numbers down, but those attending were clearly having a good time.
And the annual charity auction attracted a full house at the Senior Citizens building as people bid for items to raise money for the annual Food for the Hungry Drive. Laurey Grogg, who chaired the auction this year, reported a total of $3,446 was raised, with a handmade quilt made in honor of the late Beverly Dremann, a retired teacher and avid crafter, bringing the highest amount: $450.
Her husband, Art Dremann, sad he donated leftover material she had to the Friends of Devotion from their church, who used it and other material to make the quilt.
Dremann then topped the bidding for the quilt. He said he may keep it for a while, but it may wind up on display in one of the church’s Sunday school rooms.
Of course, Christmas is a fun time for kids, especially when a jolly old elf in a red suit is there to meet with them, as he was Sunday at the First-Knox National Bank office. Kids, with their parents or grandparents, filled the bank lobby waiting to tell Santa what they want for Christmas.
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