Christmas Stroll sees new format

By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
   The Conrad Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas Stroll will take place on Dec. 5 but will have an entirely new look this year.
   Instead of cramming all the events into a few hours in the evening, there will be something going on all day long beginning in the morning at 11 a.m. and going to 5 p.m. the Arts and Crafts Show will be in two locations; the Moose Lodge and in the Village Shopping Center.
   “What a great place to get some of your holiday shopping done,” comments Judy Larson, the CofC executive secretary. “We have lots of vendors and many super buys,” she adds.
   There will be in-store specials at local business all day long.
   Santa Claus has even moved his busy schedule around to accommodate the new format of the Christmas Stroll and will be taking children’s wishes at Stockman Bank from 1-3 p.m.
   The Farm Credit Services and Wells Fargo will also be open from 1-3 p.m. offering goodies to strollers.
   The Conrad Transportation and Historical Museum will open their doors one final time on Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.
   While out and about, stop by Joe’s Family Steakhouse and wander upstairs and view an incredible display of artwork. They will be open from noon to 10 p.m. for your viewing pleasure.
   All young children are invited to stop by the Meadowlark School (17 3rd Ave. SW) multi-purpose room from 2-4 p.m. for a Kids’ Carnival.
   There will be a whole bunch of games to play and the always popular face painting and most of all fun.
   The Conrad Public Library will be open at 3 p.m. for their annual recital performances. Come in off the street for a little while and listen to some of Conrad’s talented young folks playing music.
   After missing a year, the folks at the Home Café are back in action, offering a cup of chili and a cinnamon roll, starting at 3 p.m., for a donation of food to the local Food Pantry.