Christmas activities kick off in Roca, Firth, Sterling

By Jacilyn Bruns, The Voice News - December 7, 2017

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Jacilyn Bruns, The Voice News

Brooklyn Connell hugs Santa during his visit to State Bank of Table Rock in Roca on Saturday morning.


VOICE NEWS REGION – Santa made stops in Roca and Firth on Saturday, where hundreds of kids had the chance to sit in his sleigh and share what they wish for.


At Roca’s State Bank of Table Rock, more visitors lined up to see Santa and two of his reindeer than ever before.


Each child got a bag of popcorn from one of Santa’s elves, and had the chance to enjoy cookies and hot cocoa while coloring pages inside the Roca Community Center. Mrs. Claus was at the face painting station and balloon artist elves made balloon creations for the children.


During his stop in Firth, Santa took a seat in the Community Center to greet the kids. There were coloring pages, ornament crafts and holiday treats available for visitors. Outside, children dressed as angels, cows, donkeys and sheep with a live calf, taking pictures at the Nativity scene.


When dusk fell, carolers from Living Life Reformed Church and Evangelical Free Church of Firth sang as the evergreen tree on the corner of Nemaha and Third Streets was lit.


Sterling also held its annual tree lighting celebration on Sunday. The Sterling High School choir sang carols for the event’s largest-ever audience. The Sterling Community Association provided cookies and cocoa, and held drawings for door prizes and for the child who would light the tree.



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