Christmas Mall Takes Over Raymond Community

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The small community of Raymond was bustling with eager shoppers as they carefully visited the many vendors and local businesses during this year's Christmas Mall on Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Raymond Knights of Columbus Hall.

There were well over 30 participating vendors, while several businesses in town held open houses and offered refreshments, drawings and activities for all to enjoy.

New to this year's event was a scavenger hunt sponsored by the Raymond Independence Day Celebration committee. Scavengers were asked to visit participating businesses, find all listed items and report back to the Christmas Mall. The winner of the hunt was Michelle Roach, who took home a 32 in. flat screen TV. The event was hosted by Project Third Day-Panhandle. Winners of the business drawings include:

West End

0-9 years: Jaylee Krager, Colson Young and Teegan Yepsen, a bag of candy

10-15 years: Raegen Skinner and Skyler Nance, big Snickers bar and $15 gift card

16 and older: Tracy Pennock, Fire 7 and case; Robin Riggs, 2019 Budweiser stein; Susan Olson and Doris Morehouse, $25 gift card; Jim Langheim, Mt. Dew cooler

DR Designs

Charliene Beiermann, vegetable crinkle cutter; Bev Crawford, $15 gift certificate

First National Bank

Barb Stephenson, ceramic Christmas tree; Danielle Waterman, poinsetta

Bruce Webb Insurance

Linda Snyder, server; Judy Wood, throw blanket; Susan Olson, coat; Robb Manuel, race car

My Favorite Things

by Connie Wernsing

Karen Osborn, Christmas mirror

Mane Street Pet Salon

Ava Reif, free pet grooming

Tosi's Diner

Chynna Benning, popcorn tin; Kevin Woods, grilling set; JoBeth Matli, Noel Sign; Alex Babcock, boy gift; Chloe Jenkins, girl gift; Rulene Kuchar and Tiffany Johnson, gift card

Bank & Trust

Grant Pope, dancing Snoopy and kids gift basket

Shell

Chynna Benning, Emma Mitts, Grant Pope, Aiden Wagahoff, bag of goodies; Dan Skinner, Coors Light sign; Kent Wagahoff, Natural Light bag; Josh Matli, cooler; Ashley Young, Monster attire; Gage Pickerall, Coors Light mat; Nancy Meyer and Joe Karriker, lottery bag

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