It was so much fun to see everyone enjoying downtown Ortonville on Saturday! The Community Center had a steady stream from 1 to 4 to see Santa, have some treats, activities & games – then off to Lingonberry’s for cookie decorating (Hartman’s Super Valu is on First Street; however, they joined the fun up on Second Street by donating the cookie decorating supplies!) Dalen Roe was kept very busy with hayrides and OMG owners Greg & Sue Lockwood prepped their lot next to their building with a bonfire so that it was ready for Christmas Caroling around the fire after the lighted parade.
And, as announced earlier on this blog, 2nd Street (Coffee House & Bistro) opened on Saturday during all of the festivities. When I asked them what their best seller of the day was, they said it was the potato soup in a bread bowl… later on Facebook, I did see postings that said how good that soup was! I purchased a sampling (that sounds smaller than it was! ha) of baked treats for Dan and me to enjoy at home which you can see pictures below on my kitchen table. I can personally confirm those pictured on my table were delicious! (well, except the chocolate chip cookie & the oatmeal cookie – Dan didn’t share but said they were very good!) Since my last post that noted you could purchase Keto, etc. food – in answer to the question that I was asked most: YES they have other food too – as you can see a couple options below! Oh, and my White Chocolate Mocha was perfect!
The two videos below are a few highlights that I caught from Santa Day activities and then the Lighted Parade. A HUGE shout out to all of the DRC volunteers and to those that were in the parade – yesterday was truly a wonderful day! #LoveWhereYouLive (I know I do!)