I would have to say that this is my favorite time of the year. Not for the obvious reasons, like holidays and pageants and all the flurries of activity that come to us this time every year, but for the fact that the busy summer is over, the chores outdoors are finished, and the snow will come to keep us inside to stay warm. Yes, tis the season of relaxation, and the fun begins...... Now is the time to think of those who we love. To be able to think up the special gifts we want to bestow on them, and to dream of the traditional treats that will tickle our tastebuds as Christmas draws near. Hay rides, sleigh rides, sweet treats and gifts..... what a wonderful time of year.
The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is also a great time to support local venues like churches, clubs and non profits that need our help, and our donations. Money is always needed to help those in need, and if you don't have any extra, volunteering doesn't cost any more than your time, so there's always something you can do to serve your community. One of the fundraisers coming up is Christmas in Wasioja. The Dodge County Historical Society will be hosting this event on December 10th from 1 to 4:30 pm. The Wasioja Creamery will be festively decorated with 8 trees. There will be tours of the upper level of the Creamery, and refreshments will be served. The address is 20865 602nd Street, Dodge Center.
For those of you who don't have time to spare for Christmas baking, you can still wow your holiday guests with homemade treats. The ladies are baking up cookies and Norwegian Kransekake for your gatherings. The cookies will come in a box of 2 to 3 dozen for $20.00, and the cakes are $45.00. Please call to reserve yours as soon as possible at 507-421-9810 because supplies are limited.
There will also be an evening Christmas service at the 1858 Wasioja Church at 6:pm. Light refreshments will be served. The Historical Society thanks you all for the generous donations you have given over the years, and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!