Linda Noland shows off Joseph, her 17-year-old llama, dressed as a reindeer. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Linda Noland shows off Joseph, her 17-year-old llama, dressed as a reindeer. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Winterfest warms the holiday heart | PHOTOS

Diehards brave the damp chill to welcome Santa, see the lights and hear the music

  • Thursday, December 7, 2017 4:16pm
  • Life

A Kent holiday tradition, Winterfest warmed the hearts of those who braved the rain and damp chill at the Town Square Plaza last Saturday.

The celebration, the Kent Lions’ gift to the community, included children’s activities, music, holiday readings, caroling, hot drinks and snacks, raffle prizes, a Christmas tree lighting, and, of course, a visit from Santa.

Donations were taken for the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority’s Toys for Joy program and used eye glasses for Lions International.

Michael Isberg directs the Mill Creek Middle School Band. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Michael Isberg directs the Mill Creek Middle School Band. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Patty Sikora of the Kent Lions Club talks to the crowd about the holiday program. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Patty Sikora of the Kent Lions Club talks to the crowd about the holiday program. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Kent Lutheran Church carolers lead a sing-a-long of Christmas carols in the square. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Kent Lutheran Church carolers lead a sing-a-long of Christmas carols in the square. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Volunteers serve hundreds of free cups of hot chocolate to festival goers during the celebration. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Volunteers serve hundreds of free cups of hot chocolate to festival goers during the celebration. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Shawn Ralph and a suped-up golf cart guide Santa to the square to greet children and help light the tree. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Shawn Ralph and a suped-up golf cart guide Santa to the square to greet children and help light the tree. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

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