Marilyn Hagerty: The holiday season is upon us

The holidays surround us with good intentions.

Marilyn Hagerty
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GRAND FORKS — Leftovers.

That’s about all that remains in refrigerators up and down the streets. Thanksgiving is over. Done. And so is the turkey and pumpkin pie.

The WOCSUTO club has disbanded for another year. Members of WOCSUTO are those who declare, “We Object to Christmas Shopping Until Thanksgiving is Over.”

Now it’s Christmas shopping. The game goes on until 6 p.m. on Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve. After that, it’s WUNY – or Wait Until Next Year.

This is the beginning of holiday events that brighten the holidays in Grand Forks. And foremost among them is the annual Christmas Fest sponsored by the Thursday Music Clubs.
The Thursday Music Club programs are in December on Sundays leading up to Christmas.


There in the large sanctuary, the music will once again transform the season into the joy of Christmas and the musicians are traditionally selected from the Grand Forks area.

Meanwhile, there’s a crackling sound heard here and there in Greater Grand Forks. It signals the Eggstravaganza coming up across the Red River. On Thursday, Dec. 1, the Greater Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce begins its gathering between 7 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

One wonders who will be first in line.

The holidays surround us with good intentions. The race runs through Hanukkah on Dec. 18 and the first day of winter on Dec. 21. Yes, and then so soon it will be Christmas Eve.

Among the best an brightest traditions around Grand Forks is Christmas in the Park. Thanks to the Grand Forks Park District and the Lions Club the holiday season brings a Winter Wonderland to Lincoln Park during the holiday season.

Maridee and Richard

Cheerful people of the week: Maridee Shogren and Richard Ray.

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