Carlie Penson, a volunteer at Hopkins County Museum and Heritage Park, serves up hot, roasted peanuts to visitors to the park Saturday evening. Christmas at Heritage Park held its official opening this weekend with refreshments, roasted marshmallows and s’mores, carolers, a blacksmith, gristmill, visits and photo opportunities with Santa, door prizes, and plenty of shopping at the Country Store. See additional photos, page 10A and at ssnewstele gram.com. Staff photo by JillianSmith
Families gathered on the front lawn of Hopkins County Museum Saturday evening for photo opportunities amid the festive holiday lights before heading into the park to see more.
At right, a hammered dulcimer performance was ongoing Saturday evening at the Heritage Park Christmas event Saturday evening while guests helped themselves to homemade cookies and coffee or cider.
Linda Panter was one of the carolers at Christmas in Heritage Park Saturday evening. Several local ladies dressed in period costumes and sang traditional hymns and Christmas songs while wandering the grounds of the park.
Volunteers served up punch, cider and coffee at different locations throughout the grounds at Heritage Park Saturday evening.
S’mores are a popular activity every year at Christmas at Heritage Park. Children are allowed to roast their own marshmallows over an open hearth fire, and then are helped building them into s’mores with graham crackers and chocolate.
Santa Claus (above) was on-site at Heritage Park Saturday evening to listen to what children want for Christmas this year. Parents could take pictures of their kids with the jolly old elf before heading off to roast marshmallows over an open hearth fire.