Rutland’s Santa Day was another success! More than 100 individuals attended the event in City Hall. Kids made Christmas decorations and played bean bag toss and other games. Adults participated in a few bingo games to win Rutland Bucks provided courtesy of the Rutland Community Club. A free-will soup and sandwich supper was served. Santa Claus arrived in Rutland at approximately 5:30 p.m. and kids and adults alike got an opportunity to talk to Santa and get a free Santa photo taken. (Watch for some Santa photos to be posted soon).
A ham drawing was held with 24 lucky winners: Earl Cramton, Eva Nelson, Delores Breker, Gaby Christensen, Launa Peterson, Richard Nelson, Cora McKinney, Lori McLaen, Tony Banish, Rick Banish, Norbert Kulzer, Diane Smith, Connie Gulleson, Joyce Christensen, Bill Anderson, Quentin Hoistad, Bee Banish, Julie Gebhardt, Val Pherson, Hannah Siemieniewski, Tracy Haussler, MaryAnn Gadberry, Don Johnson, and Phyllis Erickson.
Hams were provided courtesy of Rutland area businesses: Alley Cuts, Anderson Law Office, Rutland Oil, Rutland General Store, Kulzer Feed & Seed, Cal Jacobson Enterprises, Rogers Plumbing, Andy Hoflen, Mayor Narum, Mahrer Construction, Walock Johnson Insurance, Rutland Senior Citizens Club, Sargent County Bank – Rutland Station, U.S. Post Office – Rutland Station, Diane Pherson Family, Bladow Enterprises, Bert Siemieniewski, R2 Inc., Mark Weber Wheat Growers, and the Lariat Bar.