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VIDEO: Maiden Rock Old-fashioned Country Christmas

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Angie Rud drives a wagon-load of passengers through the streets of Maiden Rock Saturday, Dec. 3 during the old-fashioned country Christmas celebration. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)2 / 4
Longtime Maiden Rock Rockets 4-H Club leader Evy Johnson had a birthday Saturday, Dec. 3. Her friends came to serenade and surprise her while she was stationed at Hiawatha National Bank handing out presents with the elves. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)3 / 4
(From left): Barbara Eichhorn, Brenda Krogstad and Lindsay Armstrong greeted Maiden Rock Old-fashioned Country Christmas guests as they strolled into Hiawatha National Bank Saturday, Dec. 3. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)4 / 4

MAIDEN ROCK -- The little river village of Maiden Rock drew visitors Saturday, Dec. 3 for its annual old-fashioned Country Christmas celebration.

Jingle bells decked out a horse and wagon team that carried jolly revelers throughout the village along the river. Santa Claus made a stop at the Maiden Rock United Methodist Church, bringing along presents, cookies and cocoa for those who were lucky enough to see him.

Elves invaded the Hiawatha National Bank, where they were seen giving away toys, candy and cookies. Longtime volunteer and Maiden Rock Rockets 4-H Club leader Evy Johnson celebrated her birthday that day; when a group of her friends popped in and surprised her with a song, the Herald was on hand to capture the songstresses in action.

Area businesses also offered treats, such as free hotdogs, chips, candy and hot cocoa.

Sarah Nigbor

Sarah J. Nigbor serves as a regional editor for RiverTown Multimedia, a position she began in April 2017. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, before being appointed editor of the Pierce County Herald in Febraury 2015. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. 

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