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Christmas traditions endure at Pine City Church, Grange


November 29, 2018

Pine City School circa 1915

The brick school at Pine City prior to the gym addition in the 1920s.

For the 15th year, the singing group 'His Song' will open the Christmas season at Pine City with a public performance in the historic stone church Sunday, Dec. 2, beginning at 2 p.m. with refreshments and fellowship following at the Kenova Grange.

It was a tradition at Pine City in the early 1900's to celebrate Christmas as a community. The gathering was generally held on Christmas eve at the community hall, originally the first school building, or at the IOOF hall.

After the gym and auditorium were added to the brick school in the mid 1920s, the festivities were moved there. The Social I...

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