The City of Morton is helping to get people in the Christmas spirit this weekend (Nov. 16-18) as it celebrates Beneath the Village Wreath. The event is sponsored by the Renville County Historical Society and the Morton Chamber of Commerce.

The annual holiday celebration is held as a way to help get people in the holiday mood, to support community programs and to encourage shopping locally.

Events are being held Friday through Sunday in Morton.

The weekend kicks off with the annual Morton Fireman’s Relief Association annual steak fry, which is Friday from 5-8 p.m.  In addition to serving the meals, the Morton Fire Department is also holding a raffle to help raise funds for its relief association.

Also that night the Hospice tree of Lights ceremony is being held. It begins at 7 p.m.

Saturday provides the opportunity for the public to do some shopping as more than 20 vendors will be in town offering items for sale but also to see Santa Claus and to take part in other activities, such as the Renville County Historical Society annual bake sale, which is being held in the old Morton school gym from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

That day a huge book sale is also being held on the grounds of the museum in Morton from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Admission to the museum is free Saturday, and a make and take craft event is being offered for those who attend.

Sunday includes the Renville County Historical Society’s pancake breakfast, which is being served at the Morton Senior center from 8:30-11:30 a.m. The cost is $8 for those 13 and older, $5 for those ages three to 12 and free for those two years old and younger.

There is plenty going on in Morton this weekend, and the public is encouraged to come out and celebrate Beneath the Village Wreath.