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St. Michael’s Tree Lighting Warms Up Bitter Cold Evening

posted Dec 2, 2014, 7:42 AM by St. Michael-Albertville Rotary Club
Cheermeister Joe Dehmer
Despite bone-chilling temperatures, dozens of families ventured out to enjoy St. Michael’s 3rd Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration Dec. 1 at the St. Michael City Center.

Cheermeister Joe Dehmer had the honor of lighting the city’s tree, and the STMA High School’s Chamber Choir and Gold Jazz Band treated guests to festive and heartwarming holiday music and Christmas carols.  The event also featured free photos with Santa courtesy of Zahler Photography, a children’s craft activity sponsored by Family Youth Community Connections (FYCC), balloon art by The Clown Arounds, a special holiday craft sale featuring the handiworks of Crow River Senior Center members, and a special holiday performance by Paul Imholte, courtesy of the Great River Regional Library. 

The Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration is sponsored by STMA Rotary and Shop Saint Michael. 

About St. Michael-Albertville Rotary

Rotary is a unique organization that stresses “service above self.” It focuses on helping citizens in our community as well as addressing the world-wide challenges of disease, literacy, starvation and clean water. The St. Michael-Albertville Rotary meets at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays in the Crow River Senior Center at St. Michael City Center. For more information, visit

About Shop Saint Michael

Shop Saint Michael is a local non-profit organization of St. Michael businesses with the vision of having every resident consider buying in Saint Michael before going to businesses in the surrounding area or big box stores. For more information, visit