Craft fairs abound in Platte County announcing the holiday season

The Guernsey Holiday Craft fair had the gymnasium packed to the rafters with vendors and wares that featured everything from foods to Christmas decorations to personally painted signs. The Craft fair was held Nov. 19 at Guernsey-Sunrise High School. Pictured are personally canned pickles, jams and various other homemade delights.

Craft fairs have been taking place since October and many more exciting things are coming to Platte County. Here is a list of the things you may want to do or perhaps just get out and see the impressive lighting displays that people have begun putting up after the Thanksgiving holiday.

With the wind on Sunday, there may be extra decorations in your front yard that you didn’t put up.

Glendo:

November 26, 9:00 - 1:00, Glendo Christmas Bazaar and Craft Show - Glendo School Gymnasium

December 3, Glendo Christmas Parade and tree lighting - 6:00 p.m. - Downtown Glendo

 

Chugwater:

 

Dec 1-24 Santa letters at our Post office.

 

Dec 2  Santa Workshop @  Christian Fellowship Church (formerly the Methodist)  1  pm for our school age children

 

Dec 8th Tree lighting and singing carols at our community center 5 pm 

 

December 11 Kids Christmas party, decorate cookies, make an ornament 1 PM

 

December 15  Christian Fellowship does Cookie Plates to our fire dept. and DOT shops 9 am

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December 24- Combined churches Christmas Eve service hosted by  Chug Valley Church 4:30 PM

 

December 31.  Noonsday Party (celebrate New Years at Noon)  11 am party starts, celebrate the new year at Noon

                        snacks and games.

 

Wheatland:

 

Christmas pictures with your pets – Saturday Dec. 17 at Bomgaars in Whealand Contact Justin Herdt for more information 307-322-2358

 

Pictures with Santa at the Platte County Library 10-noon Saturday, Dec. 10

 

Festival of Lights parade – Friday, December 2, 6 p.m.”Chistmas through the eyes of a child” will be this year’s theme and the lineup will start at 16th Street and Gilchrist.Street.

 

Wreaths Across America will be Dec. 17. For more information on this event, please contact Ruth Herdt at 307-331- 1286 for times and more information. Wreaths will be arriving a few days before they are to be placed on the graves and any volunteers to help with this endeavor would be greatly appreciated.

 

Memorial Baptist Caroling – Dec. 17, 4:30 p.m. with a soup and pie feast afterward.

 

Guernsey:

 

Nov. 30 – Jr. High play “The Nightengale” after school on that day during school hours

 

Dec. 11 – TCPR Tip-Toes Dance Studio and Viking Cheer recital performances (please call for times of performance Tri-Cities Parks and Rec  (307) 836-2736

 

Dec. 7 – Winter’s Eve and Parade of Trees – please call for the starting time of the parade in downtown Guernsey.   (307) 836-2736

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The Glendo holiday craft fair was held in the Glendo school gymnasium Nov. 26. Many vendors provided a great assortment of ideas for Christmas gifts. The Glendo FFA were selling things to help benefit their organization.

Craft4: photo by Mark DeLap

The Special Olympians held a special holiday craft fair that was held at Wheatland Middle School. The WMS gymnasium was filled with many vendors and people who came to shop early for Christmas and to help support the Platte County Special Olympians. Mitch Blackburn, local business owner played Santa Claus and there was plenty to eat during the shopping excursion. $1,588 was raised for their cause.

Craft5: photo by Mark DeLap

Crowds of people came from both Platte County, across the state and some from all over the nation to be a part of the second annual Rafter MB Quarter Horses Arena And Event Center Christmas Bazaar held at 210 Sybille Creek Road in Wheatland.  The indoor arena was packed with over 40 vendors and the crowds were the biggest in the three-year history of the event. A dinner menu of smoked brisket and ham was available to the shoppers and vendors and free Santa pictures, an appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus, played by Mike and Sue Fronapfel was a big hit for the kids who were waiting in line to get a private audience with the big guy and his wife.

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Terry Baker of Chugwater brought her baked goods to the Chugwater craft fair Nov. 19 at the Mercantile downtown.

The Guernsey Holiday Craft fair had the gymnasium packed to the rafters with vendors and wares that featured everything from foods to Christmas decorations to personally painted signs. The Craft fair was held Nov. 19 at Guernsey-Sunrise High School. Pictured are personally canned pickles, jams and various other homemade delights.


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