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First Lutheran Church
First Lutheran Church hosted their annual Christmas Dinner and Party on Wednesday, December 12 th for the entire neighborhood, children, and the church family. There were more than 250 guests who were served a free ham dinner with all the trimmings. Santa and Mrs. Claus, portrayed by Jeb Phillips and Sue Carvella, had their pictures taken with each child. Each child 10 years and younger received a pair of handmade mittens that were lovingly knitted by Jessie Bloomquist. Games and crafts were also enjoyed by the children. The Sacred Fire Praise Band, directed by Kimberly King, provided music for the event and they also had a carol sing for the entire community gathered. Jim and Janet Wahlberg were chairpersons for the event. Shelly Wendt and her team (People in God’s Service) prepared the meal and members of the First Lutheran Choir and other church members served the food.