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Redwood Falls Gazette - Redwood Falls - MN
  • Morton’s Beneath the Village Wreath fest is this weekend

  • The City of Morton is kicking off the holiday season this weekend as it holds the annual Beneath the Village Wreath celebration.
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  • The City of Morton is kicking off the holiday season this weekend as it holds the annual Beneath the Village Wreath celebration.
    The annual event invites the public to the community to take part in a variety of activities and to do a little bit of shopping in the small town’s businesses.
    Activities are scheduled starting Friday night and continue through Sunday morning.
    The Friday night events begin at 5 p.m. with a handcrafted show in the former Abraham’s Woodshed building. That event, which features unique craft options for the holidays, continues until 8 p.m. The annual Morton Fire Department steak fry is also being held Friday night from 5-8 p.m. at city hall, and at 7 p.m. the Hospice Tree of Lights ceremony is being held in the shelter next to city hall.
    One of the highlights for Saturday is a visit by Santa Claus.
    He is going to be at city hall from 1-4 p.m., with opportunities for photos and treats for the kids.
    Holiday photos are also being taken at city hall during the day Saturday, form 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at city hall.
    Some of the other Saturday events include:
    • Rolls and coffee at the senior center at 8 a.m.
    • Renville County Museum tours from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    • A bake sale at 10 a.m.
    • Registration for the scavenger/ornament hunt starting at 10 a.m. at city hall
    • Registration for the holiday cookies and ornaments contests is from 10-11 a.m. at city hall. Judging is taking place at 3:30 p.m., with the awards presentation Sunday at the senior center starting at 11 a.m.
    • A craft show at city hall from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
    • Carolers are going to be out and about throughout the day
    • Indian tacos for sale from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at city hall
    • Lions Club Turkey Bingo at city hall starting at 6:30 p.m.
    The Lions Club is also hosting a brunch Sunday morning from 9 a.m. until noon at the senior center.
    All are encouraged to make their way to Morton some time over the  weekend to celebrate Beneath the Village Wreath.

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