Christmas On The Canal Dec. 8


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Posted Online: Nov. 29, 2012, 1:30 pm
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Press release submitted by Colona Park District


The Colona Park District along with the Colona Community Events Boosters will be hosting the first "Christmas On the Canal" at the Hennepin Canal Pavilion (across from fire station) on Saturday, December 8th 2012.
The Event will run from 3:00 p.m. To 5:00 p.m. There will be Christmas Caroling, as well as decorating and lighting a 25' tree. The tree is provided by the Colona park District. The decorations will be provided by the students of Colona Grade School.
Santa and his Elf will be there to pick up each Childs Christmas wish list. We will be serving Hot Chocolate and coffee. This is an event for the whole family , so come join the fun and if you wish to make a decoration or two for the tree fell free. The more the merrier.

















 



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