Lots of holiday events next week

The holidays are quickly approaching, with numerous programs, church services, end-of-semester concerts and more occurring in Alger County next week.

“School concerts, breakfast with Santa, hot cocoa, sledding and snowball fights are all parts of the holiday magic that I want to make sure my children remember when they grow up. My parents did a great job instilling the holiday spirit with me and hopefully my kids will continue the tradition too. I love that Alger County puts so much effort into keeping the holiday spirit alive for everyone,” Alysha Murdock of Rumely said about the season.

Numerous events will be held at Alger County schools, ranging from plays, elementary concerts, early dismissals and in-classroom parties. Some will be available to the public and others not. Contact your school’s main office, website or Facebook page for more information.

Church services across the county are seeing changes, with some shifting service time, adding additional services or combining smaller congregations into one larger service. This year will see a “Blue Christmas” service for those who have lost loved ones in the last year and are celebrating the holiday while in mourning. Double check with your church leadership for any potential changes to the service schedule.

For those with paid time-off, Christmas Eve and Christmas will be recognized on Friday, Dec. 23 and Monday, Dec. 26.

While the Munising Beacon staff will be attending as many events as possible, please share your photos of the events leading up to the holidays with us through our Facebook page “The Munising Beacon” or by emailing us at munisingbeacon@gmail.com. Include a small description of what happened and who took the photo for a chance to be included in our holiday spread next week.