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      Christmas in the Village

      Christmas in the Village, hosted by the U.P. Steam and Gas Engine Association, is a free family event. They encourage everyone to bring a food or toy donation for those less fortunate.

      The village is fashioned to the time period of 1920, featuring shops and activities true to the era.

      â??To watch grain being ground, for example, or glass being blown,â?? said Ann Miller, manager of The General Store. â??Those types of things take place here in the village. Demonstrations are very important to us so that people have an opportunity to see how it used to be."

      The granary is a new addition to the Steam and Gas Engine Associationâ??s village. Guests have the opportunity to buy fresh ground grains ranging from cornmeal to a nine grain flour.

      In addition to demonstrations, the village features a variety of stores.

      "We went to a yarn shop, a candle shop, a rock shop, and this general store," said Stephanie Reese, a first time attendant.

      Children can visit Santa, enjoy cookies and hot chocolate at the Cook Shack, and the Ice Cream Shop will be open as well. Guests are encouraged to stop by the museum to drop off their donations, look at antiques, and enter to win one of the 60 items in the raffle.

      "Come on down and just have a really nice Christmas festival and just kind of enjoy Christmas the way it used to be in the 1920s and '30s," said U.P. Steam and Gas Engine Association President, Skip Dufour.

      The event will be open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.