By Linda Kor
Joseph City will welcome the holidays with a Christmas Boutique, Festival of Trees and a visit from Santa Claus.
The Christmas Boutique will feature vendors selling bake sale items, handmade crafts, jewelry, makeup and more, and will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Marc Big Red Community Center, located on Main Street. Local author Martha Larsen will also be on hand to talk about her book Never Again, which details stories of her childhood during World War II.
From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the celebration will be a joint endeavor of the Marc Big Red Community Center and the Joseph City Volunteer Fire Department located next door. Santa Claus will be at the fire department talking to the kids while everyone enjoys hot chocolate and cookies. Next door at the Big Red, the Festival of Trees will be held with Mrs. Claus reading Christmas stories to the kids.
For more information on these events, contact Maria Larsen at (928) 386-1179.