Community Christmas celebration attracts hundreds

Kimberlee Patke prepares to perform for the crowd at the community Christmas celebration at Minor Park in Anza Saturday, Dec. 4. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
Anza’s local churches, nonprofits, community clubs, crafters, artists, bakers and vendors presented a community Christmas celebration in Minor Park in Anza Saturday, Dec. 4. The festivities featured Santa’s Village, a Christmas Concert by the Hamilton High School Band, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, a holiday boutique and Ms. Kim’s Little children Dance Class performances. “This celebration was so beyond amazing. Anza coming together as Anza does. Woohoo!” organizer Christi James said. The park was alive with vendors offering bakery items, holiday gifts and interactive art. Happy families browsed and enjoyed the sights as children mobbed the playground. A huge line formed to see Santa and Mrs. Claus, who were cheerfully quizzing children about their goodness factors i
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