The Fredonia Town Office and Fire Station were transformed into a Country Christmas Village last Saturday, complete with gifts, food, and even Santa.  Festivities began at 3 p.m. with local vendors selling their wares, crafts, jewelry and food. With Christmas music filling the air, everyone was in the spirit.

At 6:30, the Annual Light Parade began. Beautifully lit floats caravanned down Main Steet in Fredonia, their riders waiving and wishing a “Merry Christmas” to onlookers.

After the parade, it was back to the Fire Station for more food and gifts, a singing contest and announcement of awards.

The fabulous floats made it hard for the judges, but the winning floats well deserved their honors. For best use of theme, the Forest Service received third place, ADOT second and Head Start first.  For judge’s choice Coy and Barbara Clendennen were third in their classic car, second place was Judd Auto and judge’s first choice was Righteous Rags.  The grand prize for the event went to Toys for Tots. Their creative use of shopping carts created a sparkling train of gifts for families in need.

The singing contest brought out talent from singers of all ages. Bailie Lathim received top honors for her singing, with Tylee and Foster close behind.

The Fredonia Head Start raffled off beautifully decorated trees donated by local businesses. Lucky winners were Dixon Spendlove, Randy Yellowhorse, Christine Hatch, Dusty Tait, Erin Homer, Orville Home and Kelly Allen.  All proceeds to support the Fredonia Head Start.

Two enormous stockings filled to the top with toys and goodies were also raffled off to those who signed up for the upcoming community park build in March.  With only a few months before the big park transformation, what better way to raise community support and interest than a fantastic giveaway.

The Fredonia Small Town Country Christmas and Light Parade were incredible. Thank you to Sonya Kimball, Dan Watson, Alicia McCormick, Bayden Grover and the many volunteers for the hard work that goes into putting on such a special community event.