Gifts galore Dec. 2 at Farmers’ Market
The Sartell Farmers Market will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 inside Sartell City Hall. Come check out the great gifts not available in any stores. Items like handmade jewelry, canned goods, cookies, caramel corn, barbecue sauces, great food items like eggs, chicken, beef, squash, potatoes and carrots, and many more hand-crafted items.
SJBC to perform
by Dennis Dalman
The widely renowned St. John’s Boys’ Choir will perform two concerts (2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.) Saturday, Dec. 16 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in downtown St. Cloud.
The concerts, dubbed “A Ceremony of Carols,” will also feature the SJBC orchestra and the alumni choir.
Those who attend are being asked to bring items for a supply drive for Anna Marie’s Alliance, which provides safety, shelter, support, and referral services to survivors of domestic violence and their children throughout central Minnesota.
Tickets are available at sjbchoir.org/tickets. Tickets will also be available at the door, subject to availability.
‘Be a Santa’ brings comfort to senior adults
by Dennis Dalman
The “Be a Santa to a Senior” will once again bring comfort to older adults in the greater St. Cloud area who may be feeling a bit isolated during the holiday season.
This month, program coordinators hope to collect gifts for more than 500 local older adults.
It works this way: Shoppers can find a “Be a Santa to a Senior” tree at the Lund’s and Byerly’s store, 2510 W. Division St. in St. Cloud. Ornaments on the tree feature the name and desired gift for an older adult. Shoppers can then buy a requested gift and return it in a gift bag with the ornament attached to Lund’s and Byerly’s. The gifts will then be distributed to the senior adults in the area in time for Christmas.
The ornaments on the tree will be available through Dec. 12.
The gifts requested are not luxury items but rather personal comfort items like blankets, toiletries, slippers, postage stamps and so forth.
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