'Tis the season
The communities of Milford and Spirit Lake had a chance to showcase holiday spirit and shopping options over the weekend. The Milford Holiday Fantasy welcomed kids and adults to stories from Mrs. Claus, ornament making, cookies, and chats with Santa Claus. Visitors in Spirit Lake were entertained by the inaugural Santa's Village, the Great Lakes Mall Festival of Trees and the Holiday Extravaganza. Close to 50 vendors, holiday bargains and children activities were featured at Santa's Village in the Expo Center. Santa also made an appearance to pose for pictures with the children.