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By Staff | Dec 20, 2013

Thumbs up to Tom and Lisa Hansen for all the work they went to in order to make Christmas on the Farm a great success last Saturday at the Peterson Point Historic Farmstead, Tom for bringing his team of draft horses and bobsled, and Lisa for her wonderful lefse. Thanks should go too to the people who visited to help keep this wonderful tradition going.

Thumbs up to Guardian Angel Preschool for an enchanting Christmas program Wednesday morning. A lot of hearts were warmed with the Christmas spirit.

Thumbs up to Jaimie Furnish, new manager of the Verizon Wireless store, and Brad Jungers, new vice president at Bank Plus in Estherville, who were greeted by the Estherville Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors last Wednesday.

Thumbs up to the United Methodist Men who donated $500 to CAASA on Wednesday, plus $150 in items to the Emmet County food pantry. The men have also donated $500 to the Heifer Project and $250 to the Community Christmas Project. Proceeds come from the pancake suppers held 5-7 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month. Thanks should also go to all the people who patronize the suppers. Your money goes to a lot of great causes.

Thumbs up to Jack and Anne Vedder for making everyone’s Christmas a lot brighter with their Christmas display – timed to Christmas music – at their home at 326 N. 16th St. in Estherville. If you’re passing by, tune in to 107.1 FM and listen to the music synced to the lights.

Thumbs up to Estherville Lincoln Central teachers and staff for helping put together a charming preschool concert Thursday. These events are far more work than most people realize, and your efforts should not go unrewarded.

Thumbs down to Mother Nature for teasing us with a couple warm days before hitting us with a cold spell again.

Thumbs up to the West Bend-Mallard’s third-grade class who raised funds to help Swea City youth Dylan Bradford. Their presentation and enthusiasm to help another person was inspiring.

Thumbs up to Carol Solberg’s first-grade class at Demoney Elementary for donating to the Emmet County Animal Shelter on Friday.