Plenty of holiday fun still to come
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The sights and sounds of the Christmas season were evident on Saturday, Nov. 28 when the Kiel Area Association of Commerce sponsored its annual Christmas Parade. Chilton’s parade was held Saturday, Dec. 5, along with numerous other activities that weekend in New Holstein, Kiel, Chilton, and other local communities. The next few weeks will see a number of school concerts as the Christmas season continues to be celebrated.

Chilton, Kiel, New Holstein and Malone were among the area communities which saw a number of Christmasrelated events held the weekend of Dec. 4-6.

There is still plenty of Christmas fun to come, however, and here are summaries of just a few of the activities in the coming weeks:

Christmas cantata—Bethlehem United Church of Christ at 11608 Lax Chapel Rd., Kiel will be hosting its final event of this 150th anniversary year. The Bethlehem Choir will perform its 24th annual Christmas cantata on Sunday, Dec. 13. Two services are scheduled for 9:30 a. m. and 6 p. m. The public is invited to attend. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the program.

Holiday drive—The Adoption Coach has kicked off its Fourth Annual Christmas Drive for Local Needy Children and Families. If interested in donating please drop off a donation at Delta Publications during office hours from 8 a. m. to 5 p. m. Mondays through Fridays. The program also allows families to adopt other “families in need.” The drive runs through Dec. 14. Direct questions to Darla Otto, darlaotto@live. comor or call (920) 889-5369.

Timm House displays—The New Holstein Historical Society invites everyone to visit the “Land of Oz,” the 2015 Timm House Christmas. The Timm House is located at 1600 Wisconsin Ave. in New Holstein and is open for viewing from 1 to 4 p. m. on Dec. 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, and 27. Tours are also available at other times by appointment through a call to 898-5746. A tour fee is charged.

Divine Savior concert—The annual Christmas concert at Divine Savior School is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 15 starting at 6 p. m. in SS. Peter and Paul Church in Kiel. The program will feature choral selections by students in grades 3K through grade 8 under the direction of Erin LaFond. Band students in grades five to eight also will be performing instrumental selections under the direction of Greg Koeller. Elizabeth Rodriquez, the school’s Spanish teacher, also will have the students perform Christmas music in Spanish.

Light Ride for Elderly—The Chilton Optimist Club is planning its annual Light Ride for the Elderly. This entails club members taking residents of Century Ridge, Colonial Residence, Atrium Care, Libby’s House, and Stanton Place on rides throughout the city to see the Christmas decorations. This event will be held Dec. 17, and residents of the community are asked to have their Christmas decoration lights on. Chairing this event is Pat Miller.