St. Nicholas visits Garvin

Saturday was a big day in Garvin, as Santa Claus took time out of his very busy December schedule to visit area kids. ABOVE: Eight-year-old Kynlie Bornitz makes sure Mr. Claus knows exactly what she would like for Christmas this year. RIGHT: Mara Freeburg accepts a gift basket from Santa. Thanks to the Garvin Business Club, every child who attended Saturday’s event received a goodie bag. The annual event is a longtime staple in Garvin, but because of COVID-19 it couldn’t be held indoors. “They started with doing it by the elevator, then they did it down in the Legion, then it graduated to the fire hall and back to the restaurant,” said organizer Jan Bornitz. Each treat bag included tattoos, ornaments and coloring sheets. Photos / Per Peterson