Dunsmuir 2nd Saturday together with the annual Candles in the Canyon made for a very festive Saturday in Dunsmuir. Starting the morning with a pancake breakfast with the Dunsmuir Rotary Club, then christmas crafts for kids, a winter faire with music, vendors, and crafts, to many community members caroling at the downtown businesses, to Santa and Mrs. Claus (along with their reindeer named Oober) lighting the Christmas tree on Pine Street Park.
Starting at 8 in the morning, the activities lasted throughout the day. If any children missed the pancake breakfast, they were able to get treats at Bee Kind Bakery and Catering while they made holiday cards, stockings, and decorated cookies there with the help of Chamber volunteer elves. About 30 children trickled through during the first four hours of crafts.
But later in the day, there were more crafts for kids and other activities that continued at the private elementary school called Cedar Grove Center. The school is art based and has a sliding scale admission fee. It held different craft activities for children which included candle making, building wreaths, building star windows, and even had a gnome village just for kids.
Down at the popular pizza parlor known as Gary’s Pizzas, was the 15th annual holiday bake sale raising funds for Railroad Days. They also had a raffle consisting of 12 boxes of Christmas gifts which included $300 worth of merchandise and vouchers for dining in Dunsmuir’s restaurants. For more information on the fundraiser contact Sandra Hood (Mrs. Claus) at (530) 515-8005.
Later in the day, many community members gathered to go caroling through downtown Dunsmuir in many of the businesses. The fun didn’t stop as the crowd of carolers ended up at Pine Street Park where Santa and Mrs. Claus was waiting to light the Christmas tree. There were fire pits there where people roasted marshmallows and drank hot cider. The town Mayor gave an encouraging holiday speech. Afterwards, the children followed Santa to Gary’s Pizza Factory across the street to tell Santa their secret wishes.
Holiday activities at the Cedar Grove Center’s Winter Faire
Railroad Days fundraiser at Gary’s Pizza Factory with a bake sale and a raffle
Carolers flocked the streets of Downtown Dunsmuir singing Christmas songs in the businesses. Santa and Mrs. Claus met the carolers and other people at the Pine Street Park to light the tree and enjoy roasting marshmallows over fire pits that were provided. After, children got to sit with Santa and have their pictures taken.
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