Tree lighting tradition builds in Kettle River
December 10, 2021
Ma & Pa Kettle Days, with strong support from the Kettle River area, organized the third annual Christmas tree lighting last weekend with a crowded Veterans Building as the site of a Christmas bazaar.
This year the community Christmas tree location was moved to the front of the Vets Building just in front of the flagpole. The white spruce was donated by the Butkiewicz Family Farm in Split Rock Township. Twenty-plus feet in height, the tree was cut, hauled in, and put up with lights and star by a team which included Dan Reed, Britt Sarvela, Wayne Gulso, Tim Taylor, Carl Lingle and Mark T...