Christmas in Candy Land to take place this Saturday

This Saturday, December 16, Guthrie Center community members will have the opportunity to play life-size Candy Land, visit Santa and his reindeer and make crafts at Christmas in Candy Land, presented by Main Street Guthrie Center and the Guthrie Center Chamber of Commerce. 

The event will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the First Christian Church Fellowship Hall and across the street at the Masonic Hall. Santa, Mrs. Claus, cookies, hot cocoa and crafts will all be held in the Masonic Hall, and Candy Land and a candy making demonstration will take place in the Fellowship Hall. 

Kids can meet Santa’s reindeer outside from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and parents are encouraged to bring a camera to take pictures of the reindeer and the kids with Santa and Mrs. Claus. 

Main Street Guthrie Center executive director Dana Buster says her Girl Scout troop came up with the idea for life-size Candy Land a few years ago but never followed through with the idea. 

The game will work just like the Candy Land board game. About six kids will play at a time. Kids will draw cards that indicate what color tile they need to move to, and they will follow paper tiles on the floor and pass through the different “lands.” After passing through each land, the player will receive a piece of candy. Whoever reaches the end of the game first is the winner.

The planning committee for the event consists of Buster, Janae Eisentrager, Kate Brown, Pat Sleister and Shannon Neff-Muell. Each member of the committee has been assigned specific tasks to help make the event possible. 

“Janae and I were in charge of making the props for Candy Land,” said Buster. “We’ve been having a blast doing that!” 

The props will include giant cupcakes, gumdrops and Christmas trees decorated with cupcakes and gingerbread men. 

The event is free, and families are encouraged to come out and enjoy a festive Saturday together. 

“I just think it’s a really good way to get out and celebrate the holidays with your community,” said Buster. “It’s just a really fun thing for kids to do on a Saturday.”

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