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Paynesville Press - December 18, 2002

Salem Church to host sixth Christmas program

The historic Salem Church, north of Paynesville in Zion Township, will host its sixth annual old-fashioned Christmas program, "A Birthday Celebration," on Saturday, Dec. 21, at 4:30 p.m.

The evening begins with free reindeer sleigh rides between 3 to 4 p.m.

Historic Salem Church - submitted photo When guests arrive, they will see the stained glass windows ablaze with candlelight and walk up the church steps past luminaries. Once inside the brightly decorated church, guests will enjoy the large Christmas tree laden with traditional lights and antique ornaments.

The Salem Church - located five miles north of Paynesville on 220th Street - will host its sixth Christmas program on Saturday, Dec. 21.

At 4:30 p.m., the program will begin, featuring the reading and re-enactment of the Christmas story, complete with a community choir. After the program, guests will be treated to homemade Christmas cookies, apple cider, and bags of candy and nuts.

Since many generous people have given to the restoration of the church over the years, the entire freewill offering will go to the Paynesville Community Service Center. Guests may also bring gifts, toys, or canned goods that will be placed under the tree and distributed to the Paynesville Community Service Center and families in need. The Salem Church is located five miles north of Paynesville on 220th Street. From Highway 23, take County Road 33 north about five miles to 220th Street. Then go a half mile west on 220th Street, a gravel road.

Call Carol at 320-243-4005 or Susan at 320-259-9556 for more information.

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