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Looking back, Christmas in Ortonville & Big Stone County

County Santa & Event Schedule November 19th – ClintonWomen’s Civic Club – Taster’s Tea December 1 – Beardsley, Santa will be in town from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. December 1 – Ortonville various activities 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (with sunset lighted Christmas Parade) December 1 – Graceville Santa Day at Grace Village at 1:00 December 2 – 7:00 p.m. Community Hymn Sing at Abiding Faith Lutheran Church December 8th – Clinton 930-11am bingo for prizes and pictures with Santa We will update with additional events as they are posted. What does it look like here in Ortonville and other Big Stone County communities for the Christmas Season?  Check out some videos from our recent past.  #Life #LoveWhereYouLive Guess what year on this first video (one of my favorites!) A video from one of Clinton’s annual Taster’s Tea Event! A flashback a few years to the annual event – Downtown Ortonville Snowflake Lighting! A video of one of the annual Community Hymn Sing! I happen to have the Abiding Faith Lutheran Church Christmas Program video – …

The Information Center Updates

Thanks to the City Crew, the old information sign & kiosk have been removed!  We now have a clean slate to work with… next, what should we do with this great little piece of property as you enter Ortonville’s downtown? The property is owned by the Ortonville EDA, the Big Stone Lake Area Chamber has always kept the information up-to-date in the kiosk; the Ortonville Kiwanis have trimmed bushes when needed and decorated the property for Christmas (and more!) as one of their community projects;  Craig Randleman tended to the clock that was above the kiosk; a group of ladies (Downtown Renovation Committee -DRC) – Wanda Berry, Rachel Davis, Khadija, Trish Kramer and Becky Parker dug out and planted new flower beds — a little extra shout out to Wanda Berry who continued to check in and pull weeds when needed  not only at this location but also the triangle across from Artie’s Bait & Tackle/Subway area throughout the year;  and the City Crew kept the grass mowed.  How is that for community support!? Thanks …