December 18th………“WHAT CHRISTMAS EVENT, IN YOUR HOMETOWN OF KIESTER, MINNESOTA, WAS ESPECIALLY FUN FOR MOMS AND DADS”??
POEM – “Lucky Bucks In The Christmas Snow” by N. Elliott Noorlun
For Lucky Bucks, In the Christmas snow,
Our dear hometown, Was the place to go.
For Saturday night fun, To fill your quota,
T’was found in yonder, Kiester, Minnesota!
The merchants in, Our humble village,
Had fun ideas, While winter’s tillage,
Saw farming land, ‘Neath blanket of snow,
So to town was the logical, Place to go.
The family could do, Some Christmas shoppings,
In hopes that they’d win, Some green dollar “toppings”.
On that evening round, The time of Nine,
Many jovial holiday, Lights would shine,
From lampposts on, Our festive Main Street,
Where friends and family, There did meet.
The old fire siren, High on top of tower,
Its sounding told us all, “Now’s the drawing hour”.
T’was now time for crowds, To find a store,
And see who had won, Fifty dollars, or more!
Stepping inside, Any business close,
The crowd went opposite, Of verbose.
As each merchant announced, The lucky farmer,
Whose name had been picked, To be the charmer.
And if that weekly winner, Was that week not present,
He must’ve felt like some, Poor lowly peasant,
Cause fifty MORE “bucks”, Went into the pot,
And after some weeks, It grew to a LOT!!
It all made the Yuletide Season, That much more exciting,
To see those winning smiles, Beneath Main Street’s Christmas lighting!! 😉