Winterfest

Local musicians directed, accompanied and performed Saturday night’s "Breath of Heaven" Community Christmas Cantata in the school’s performing arts center. The performance, produced by Luverne Street Music, featured a vocal Christmas message accompanied by brass, woodwinds and strings. Proceeds from the event benefited the Rock County Food Shelf.
Luverne’s annual Winterfest celebration returned over the weekend, live and in person following last year’s pandemic-restricted events. Many traditional Winterfest offerings returned on deck, including arts and crafts, Santa at school, the nutcracker scavenger hunt, Christmas Cantata, Hinkly House...
Luverne’s annual Winterfest celebration returns this weekend, live and in person following last year’s pandemic restricted events. “We haven’t done it for a year, and people have kind of forgotten what to do,” said Chamber Director Jane Wildung Lanphere. “But we’ve had a lot of people step up, and...
Luverne’s annual Winterfest celebration, like many other community events this year, will be altered by the pandemic. However, Luverne Chamber Director Jane Wildung Lanphere is determined to rally the community around projects that can lift Christmas spirits, despite social distancing requirements...
Among the members of Saturday night’s Carnegie Minstrels Choir are (front, from left) Marlene Wassenaar, Luella Voigt, Denice Dirks, Betty Mann, Sue Skattum, (second row) Katie Overvaag, Christy Loosbrock, Linda Iverson, Janice Nelson, Nancy Huisman, Dolly Talbert, (third row) Jane Wellington, Haylee Overvaag, Gayle Stegemann, Shannon McCary and Karen Jepperson.
About 70 local musicians from 15 to 89 brought their talents to the Winterfest stage Saturday night with their community cantata, “Sing Christmas,” in the American Reformed Church sanctuary. Greg Spath and Terri Ebert narrated between numbers. “What better way to express joy than through singing...
Ninety children and 40 adults kicked off the Winterfest weekend celebration in Luverne Friday morning by watching the puppet show at the Rock County library. Library staff performed “Reindeer Trouble,” a show written by Glenda Bremer and Barb Verhey about who is going to replace an ill Rudolph in...
Luverne Area Chamber opened “Love the Light” at the city park Sunday night, where 80 carloads drove the circular route looking at the 24 displays set up by businesses and organizations. The 20-degree temperatures encouraged participants to stop at the shelter house to meet Mr. and Mrs. Claus and...
Hinkly House volunteers (from left) Shirley Harrison, Janet Burger and Diane Jauert will host “A Cup of Christmas Tea” from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, during Winterfest weekend in Luverne.
Volunteers at Luverne’s Historic Hinkly House are preparing the Victorian home for another round of holiday guests. Diane Jauert is putting final touches on décor for this year’s theme, “Cup of Christmas Tea,” and visitors are encouraged to stop in Saturday afternoon between Winterfest activities....
In this file photo from 2012, the Rock County Library will again host a puppet show Friday morning to kick of the Luverne Winterfest activities.
The Luverne community will celebrate its 2019 Winterfest weekend Dec. 6-8 with a three-day lineup of special events and activities. The celebration includes the annual Winterfest Arts and Crafts Show at Luverne Elementary School and the return of a lighted city park, “Love the Light” winter...
I don’t know why, but maybe because the Peterson family celebrated Thanksgiving almost a month ago, it seemed to me that December wasn’t ever going to get here. Then all of a sudden December is here and Christmas is just three weeks away. So now that Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber...

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