The Salvation Army's "Fill the Flyer" campaign is a smashing holiday season success. As of yesterday, the total amount of food collected through the bus food drive campaign, through various stops around the St. Cloud area, has reached over thirteen hundred pounds.
A record 3,000 wreaths have been placed at the gravestones of soldiers at the Minnesota State Veterans' Cemetery. The Civil Air Patrol squadrons of St. Cloud and Crow Wing help lay the wreaths last Saturday near Camp Ripley.
While most Americans look forward to the end of December as Christmas time, it's long been marked for a variety of holidays. Winter celebrations have been commonplace for centuries, long before Christmas began being celebrated on Dec. 25.