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Butch Whitcomb, a single father, and his daughter, Bailey, are among the local families helped by the Celebrating Christmas/Toys for Tots program. (Shannon Geisen/Enterprise)
Christmas toy collection program benefits area families
6 hours 36 sec ago
Macy Cordingly, 2, of Park Rapids looks up at her parents with excitement after receiving a gift from Santa and Mrs. Claus during the annual American Legion Family Christmas Party held Saturday. (Kevin Cederstrom/Enterprise)
American Legion hosts annual Christmas Party
6 hours 9 min ago
December 3, 2016
Local church packs more than 5,000 gift-filled boxes for children in need
December 3, 2016 - 3:05pm
November 30, 2016
Bust your holiday budget already?
November 30, 2016 - 10:24am
Volunteers man their stations to serve the 500-plus guests who sat down to eat the Community Christmas Dinner consisting of turkey, ham and accompanying dishes at the Park Rapids American Legion. Another 350 meals were delivered or picked up on Christmas Day. (Kevin Cederstrom / Enterprise)
Annual community meal a ‘delicious blessing' to many on Christmas Day
December 30, 2015 - 8:57am
December 23, 2015
Eleven-month-old Bayard Carlson of Park Rapids takes a long look at Santa Claus as Jose Fajardio, 8, waits to go over his list during Santa’s final official Park Rapids visit before Christmas at Bella Caffè on Saturday. Santa and Mrs. Claus  were also at Park Theatre earlier to greet children and hand out gifts. (Kevin Cederstrom / Enterprise)
Heart of the Holidays wraps up new approach to season
December 23, 2015 - 8:39am
December 16, 2015
Six-year-old Avery Ross and her four-year-old brother, A.J., chat with Santa Claus (a.k.a. Dan Sabin) Friday evening at the popular, annual Play and Learn School Holiday Activity Fair. “We were happy with the number of organizations that came out to help,” said coordinator Sally Kading. “We had a great turnout.” About 130 youngsters attended the event. (Shannon Geisen / Enterprise)
Oodles of holiday fun at PALS activity fair
December 16, 2015 - 11:58am
Six-year-old Avery Ross and her four-year-old brother, A.J., chat with Santa Claus (a.k.a. Dan Sabin) Friday evening at the popular, annual Play and Learn School Holiday Activity Fair. “We were happy with the number of organizations that came out to help,” said coordinator Sally Kading. “We had a great turnout.” About 130 youngsters attended the event. (Shannon Geisen / Enterprise)
Oodles of holiday fun at PALS activity fair
December 16, 2015 - 11:58am
Community Christmas Dinner co-chairs Dennis Anderson and Lynn Spilman, along with Anderson’s daughter Lori Cannon, right, who is being trained to possibly take over organizing the event, are preparing for a large turnout at the 27th annual event held Christmas Day at the Park Rapids American Legion. (Kevin Cederstrom / Enterprise)
Christmas dinner volunteers prepare for big turnout
December 16, 2015 - 11:52am
December 9, 2015
Jennifer Brown is grateful for local programs like Celebrating Chirstmas and Toys for Tots  which help her provide Christmas gifts to her 5-year-old Austin. (Kevin Cederstrom / Enterprise)
Christmas toy collection programs looking for support
December 9, 2015 - 9:26am
December 2, 2015
The Community Christmas Tree shines brightly as revelers keep warm around a fire Friday during the annual Heart of the Holidays Yuletide Sampler and Community Tree Lighting in downtown Park Rapids. (Kevin Cederstrom / Enterprise)
Tree lighting draws large, festive crowd
December 2, 2015 - 10:55am
November 25, 2015
The Community Christmas Tree, a 40-foot balsam, was installed Sunday downtown on Main in preparation for Friday’s tree lighting celebration. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. with the tree lighting at 6 p.m. (Kevin Cederstrom / Enterprise)
Community Christmas Tree in place on Main
November 25, 2015 - 9:17am
November 18, 2015
Annual tree lighting to kick off 'Heart of the Holidays'
November 18, 2015 - 8:23am
January 8, 2015
Park Rapids American Legion Auxiliary volunteer Lynn Spilman, left, presents a check for $3,060 to Salvation Army coordinator Lori Longworth. (Photo by Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
Legion Christmas dinner raises $3,000 for Salvation Army
January 8, 2015 - 9:20am
November 27, 2013
Volunteers carefully hang decorations and lights on this year’s donated Christmas tree on Main Avenue in downtown Park Rapids. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)
Christmas Tree Lighting is Friday
November 27, 2013 - 9:25am