Del Norte Prospector | Yuletide and Winterfest celebrations mild up South Fork

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SOUTH FORK — The Hungry Logger constructing in South Fork was remodeled right into a winter wonderland for the fifth annual Yuletide and Winterfest celebration this previous weekend in South Fork.

Distributors from as far-off as Nebraska and as shut as Del Norte and Monte Vista gathered to welcome vacation buyers, providing do-it-yourself wares, and delectable treats. 

The brand new proprietor of the Hungry Logger graciously allowed the neighborhood to make the most of the house and it turned out to be the right venue for the beloved occasion.

“I bought the constructing about six months in the past and one of many issues I seen straight away was that the neighborhood might actually use this house. I’m not precisely positive the place my plans will lead me however one factor, I do know is that this constructing must be open to the neighborhood,” stated constructing proprietor John Leder.

Leder was thrilled to supply the venue to the South Fork Pals Basis (SFFF) and was happy to see it full of individuals, lights and vacation heat.

“I’m a good distance away from opening the doorways however within the meantime, there is no such thing as a purpose why it shouldn’t be used till I determine precisely what I need it to be,” he stated.

The South Fork Pals Basis labored numerous hours over the previous a number of months to arrange for the occasion, even going so far as to supply a free meal, heat drinks, and treats for the kids in attendance.

Distributors stuffed the massive house prepared for vacation buyers on the lookout for the right reward.

“My daughter got here down from Missouri in order that she might promote her handmade items and we got here down from Buena Vista to affix her. It actually has been an exquisite weekend thus far and we will’t wait to come back again once more subsequent yr,” a vendor stated.

Different native distributors like Kathy Anderson, who makes handmade jewellery, stated the occasion was a hit.

“I’ve achieved reveals in Denver and different areas this yr and this one has been actually profitable,” Anderson stated.

Past the vacation cheer within the Hungry Logger, SFFF was busy exterior the South Fork Customer Middle preparing for the Yuletide lighting, stringing bushes, bushes and outside buildings with festive lights. At 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 26, individuals had been gifted Yuletide candles that added to the vacation cheer. With the solar setting behind the San Juans, South Fork Public Works Director Nate Goldsberry flipped the swap at 6 p.m. and turned the whole Customer Middle park right into a winter wonderland. 

After the lighting ceremony, the gang ventured again to the Hungry Logger to greet Santa and his elves and to take pleasure in a night of nice meals, family and friends. 

“Pals, we simply wish to say thanks for making our fifth annual Yuletide Celebration a hit,” SFFF acknowledged. “The SFFF enjoys bringing the South Fork Group collectively. We had been graced with the presence of 200-plus of our pals on the occasion. Wow, what a turnout.”

SFFF thanked its occasion sponsors — Ramon’s Mexican Restaurant, Two Rivers BBQ, Sizzling Doughnuts N Extra, Outside Depot, Mountain Pizza, Tiny Timbers, Rainbow Grocery, Nate and City Upkeep Dept., Don Spencer, Judith Brennan, Beverly Darrow, Michele Cruse, Bobbi Fugel, and Judee Sandman — and the Winterfest distributors. SFFF prolonged a particular thanks to Leder for using his constructing.


Images by Lyndsie Ferrell
The annual Yuletide and Winterfest celebrations in South Fork introduced individuals from all walks of life to city for the two-day occasion that featured vacation procuring, crafts and extra. The Hungry Logger constructing was remodeled right into a winter wonderland and full of distributors promoting do-it-yourself wares.

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