The Henderson Mennonite Heritage Park held its special Country Christmas event this past Saturday with dozens of trees decorated in all their buildings. It was a festive evening with Santa making an appearance and live Christmas singing and music in the church and farmhouse.
A big thank you to all the individuals, businesses, and organizations who decorated Christmas trees, helping make the Heritage Park all a-glow! This was a successful fundraiser for the Heritage Park and they appreciated all the community support and visitors who enjoyed such a special night despite the cold temperatures.
One of Kerri Pankratz’s uniquely decorated trees with vintage thermoses and Santa greeted kids in the Ag building and handed out bags of treats.
Singspiration Ladies performed traditional Christmas carols in the church, and an unusual all-wood tree made by Custom Wood Products was on display in the barn.
Volunteer John Huebert served coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies in the barn, and various freshly made peppernuts were sold at the East Side Cafe.
John & Karen Martens displayed this reclaimed wood Christmas tree in the Immigrant House and Kris Newman created this whimsical “Home for the Holidays” themed tree.
Margaret Hiebner shared her extensive Santa collection and the Henderson Red Hat Ladies decorated their tree in the farmhouse.