St. Croix #1 Fire House Christmas Party

By Kaileigh Deacon

 

Despite the snow on Saturday the St. Croix #1 Firehouse held their annual Community Christmas Party. The annual event is held at the Firehouse on Church Street and is completely free for anyone that wants to attend. All the food is potluck and provided by the St. Croix #1 volunteers and friends. 

Everything at the event is donated. The deserts were made by the students at the St. Croix Regional Technical Center Culinary Arts program. Mingo’s donated wreaths and centerpieces to decorate the hall which then were raffled off at the end of the evening. All the kids in attendance got to go home with a toy they picked out themselves. 

While people ate, chatted and kids selected a toy, a group of local musicians played a selection of Christmas songs. 

The evening truly was a community Christmas event with people coming together to have a good home cooked meal and enjoying each other’s company. The evening also included the ceremonial sealing of the St. Croix #1 Firehouse’s time capsule. Before closing the granite box they invited anyone in attendance that wanted to include something to place it in. People brought up all sorts of things including dollar bills they signed, notes and pictures by kids and key chains. 

Every year the event becomes bigger and better than the year before and it’s exciting to see what will happen next year.