Old-fashioned Christmas held in Philip
A postcard, if from the North Pole, would of course include Santa, Mrs. Claus, an elf and children. Visiting Santa was only part of an old-fashioned Christmas celebration in Philip, Dec. 8. The evening involved businesses, organizations and individuals donating their Christmas spirit. A brass band played on the sidewalk. Christmas carols were sung. Santa Claus made a visit at the Bad River Senior Citizen’s Center. A reading of the Biblical story of Christmas was held in Fire Hall Park, where a fire pit helped keep socializers warm. A gingerbread contest was displayed in the Senechal Apartments lobby. A coloring contest was hosted by One Fine Day and free hot chocolate and cookies were seemingly everywhere. Hay rides were provided by Tom and Alice Harty. A passport program encouraged people of any age to pick up a passport and have it stamped by all of the 16 participating businessess. Completed passports were entered into a drawing for prizes of Philip Bucks.