Christmas Celebration in Carson tonight (Wednesday)


December 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Christmas is coming early to the Pottawattamie County town of Carson. The community is celebrating its 19th annual Christmas Celebration this (Wednesday) evening. The city is decked out in duct tape for this year’s event. Wilma McLaughlin, member of the Carson Christmas Committee, says the fun starts with a soup supper. She says the soup supper is hosted by the Carson Park board, with the proceeds for park improvements. The supper runs from 4-until 7-pm in the Carson Community Building. There will also be kids’ activities and art events at the Community Building this evening.

She says another great activity is the Reindeer run. It’s kind of like a “Poker Run,” and costs just five-dollars. Participants will pick up cards at local businesses. The person with the best hand will win a prize. The Carson Community Center and the Carson Fire Station will host the craft and vendor show for the Carson Christmas Celebration. McLaughlin says the number of vendors and crafts continue to grow. The vendors and crafts will show their merchandise from 4 to 8pm. The main event for the 19th annual Carson Christmas Celebration is “The Red Green Show” at the Dreamland Theatre.

Doors open at 5:45 and the first show starts at 6-p.m.. Santa Claus will arrive at 7-p.m., in between the two shows. Pictures can be taken with the Jolly Old Elf at the Photography studio. Doors open for the second show at 7:15 with the performance at 7:30.” A Duct Tape Fashion Show will kick off the show and tickets can be purchased for $4 at several businesses.

(Joel McCall/KNOD)