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Santa plans visit to Lake Nebagamon

Singing Christmas carols highlights the 52nd annual Lake Nebagamon Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 p.m. Saturday at the historic Lake Nebagamon Auditorium, 11596 E. Waterfront Drive.

Ed Charbonneau, one of the village’s favorite performers, plays the role of a grandfather helping youngster Cody Paulson find the "Christmas spirit" in this family-oriented program. Admission is free, according to Santa Claus, who arrives following the program.

Area performers present some favorite Christmas music and invite the audience to sing traditional Christmas music. Kyle and Shelly Torvinen give a "weather report" with "Baby, It’s Cold Outside" and Tina Souza entertains with some holiday favorites. More performers are welcome and anyone wishing to participate should contact Kay Coletta at 715-374-2283 after 1 p.m. any day or

A queen-sized quilt made by the Village Quilters for the Kids in Nebagamon organization is awarded after the program.

KIN, along with other area organizations, businesses, churches and individuals, hope to grant some Christmas wishes of children whose families are experiencing problems during this holiday season.

KIN is a nonprofit organization that helps children whose families are experiencing crises, especially at Christmas time. KIN recently expanded its area of assistance to include families in need throughout the entire Maple School District. The children are referred to the organization by local schools and churches and social service agencies.

Anyone wishing to donate to the KIN Christmas program may bring unwrapped gifts for kids and teens, and bagged, boxed or canned food may be brought to the St. Anthony Parish Center, 11648 E. Highway B, Lake Nebagamon, between noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 13. Donations of turkeys and hams are also needed. The gifts and food baskets will be distributed Dec. 18.

For more information, contact Coletta or Carol Mallegni at 715-374-3718.