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Christmas in the Village 2022

Dakota City's Christmas in the Village 2022

Thank you for volunteering at Dakota City's Christmas in the Village!

This is a great way to experience the warmth and sharing of this special season! Scroll down to find the volunteer station and date you are interested in (you may need to click to the next page). Look to the right and if the spot is available there will be a "Sign-up" box to click on. Complete the information asked for and you'll be all set! An email confirmation of your volunteer shift will be sent to you.

Families, businesses and groups can sign up to volunteer together! If you choose to do so, please include the names of everyone in your group in the "Comment" section of the sign-up form. Volunteers must be 16 or older to work by themselves. If under 16, we ask that a parent, guardian, or other responsible volunteer work with them.

Volunteers are encouraged to wear a historical costume or a white shirt with black/dark pants. Volunteers may choose to not wear a costume and instead wear a white shirt and black/dark pants. Costume pieces are available at the Dakota City office in Ahlberg Hall prior to your shift. Please arrive 30 minutes early to choose your outfit. Some white shirts are available also to borrow if need be for your shift. Aprons are available at the Drug Store or the Gift Shop.  Be sure to wear warm shoes as some buidlings are heated by a wood stove. 

Once you check in in Ahlberg Hall before your shift, you can walk out to the building you are volunteering in on snowplowed paths or ride the horse and trolley to your building. We also provide a ride on a gator or golf cart if needed. 

Plan to arrive promptly at the beginning of your shift to ensure enough time for check-in and setup at your station. You will be getting more information via email the last week in November with parking and more information.

Each volunteer will recieve one $5 food voucher to be used in the drugstore the day you volunteer, during Christmas in the Village.

If you have any questions or comments, please call our office at 651-460-8050 or send us an email at [email protected]

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Entertainment/Instrumental or Vocal Musicians and Choral Groups

Share your instrumental or vocal music in our small church. Perform your own music or lead the visitors in Christmas Carols (handouts provided). Electricity available.

12/03/2022 (Sat)
3:00pm - 4:00pm   
  RONALD SEIPP
4:00pm - 5:00pm   
  RONALD SEIPP
5:00pm - 6:00pm   
6:00pm - 7:00pm   
  Dakota City
Lisa Molitor
7:00pm - 8:00pm   
  Kaia Loos
12/04/2022 (Sun)
3:00pm - 4:00pm   
  Chloe Moeller
4:00pm - 5:00pm   
  Chloe Moeller
5:00pm - 6:00pm   
  Karissa Dennis
FLC Christmas Carolers
6:00pm - 7:00pm   
  Jamye Casperson
Now & Then Singers
7:00pm - 8:00pm   
  Mina Howard
Instrumental ensemble from Eagan High School
12/10/2022 (Sat)
3:00pm - 4:00pm   
  Julie Brott
Lakeville South Encore
4:00pm - 5:00pm   
  Erin Winchell and students
Erin Winchell and students
5:00pm - 6:00pm   
  Amy Nicolai
6:00pm - 7:00pm   
  Dakota City
Lisa Molitor
7:00pm - 8:00pm   
12/11/2022 (Sun)
3:00pm - 4:00pm   
  Megan Dimich
New Dimension choir- Farmington High School
4:00pm - 5:00pm   
  Moorhouse Family
5:00pm - 6:00pm   
  Marv Gohman
Marv Gohman
6:00pm - 7:00pm   
  Marv Gohman
Marv Gohman
7:00pm - 8:00pm   
  Chris Bovitz
Lakeville Sliders

Demonstrations- sharing handiwork like Knitting, Crocheting, Lacework, Tatting or hand sewing.

Location available is the McMenomy House

12/03/2022 (Sat)
2:45pm - 5:00pm   
  Nancy Wellington
Lace
5:00pm - 8:00pm   
  Nancy Wellington
12/04/2022 (Sun)
2:45pm - 5:00pm   
  Joan Powell
5:00pm - 8:00pm   
  Rebecca Messer
Arriving 3 pm Lace
12/10/2022 (Sat)
2:45pm - 5:00pm   
5:00pm - 8:00pm   
12/11/2022 (Sun)
2:45pm - 5:00pm   
5:00pm - 8:00pm   

Admissions

Ticket sales, hand out programs

12/03/2022 (Sat)
2:30pm - 5:30pm (4)  
All slots filled
  John Mariann Storlie (2)
  Lisa Machacek (2)
Annie and Faith Resop
5:15pm - 8:00pm (4)  
12/04/2022 (Sun)
2:30pm - 5:30pm (4)  
All slots filled
  John Mariann Storlie (2)
  Talyah Breazeale
  Katelynn Charlton
5:15pm - 8:00pm (4)  
2 of 4 slots filled
  Talyah Breazeale
  Katelynn Charlton
12/10/2022 (Sat)
2:30pm - 5:30pm (4)  
5:15pm - 8:00pm (4)  
12/11/2022 (Sun)
2:30pm - 5:30pm (4)  
All slots filled
  Daniella Bidgood
  Ary Johnson
  Ryan Thue
  Sarah Kelm
5:15pm - 8:00pm (4)  

Parking Attendant

Direct vehicles to parking locations

12/03/2022 (Sat)
2:30pm - 5:30pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
  Grace Machacek
5:15pm - 8:00pm (2)  
12/04/2022 (Sun)
2:30pm - 5:30pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
  Grace Machacek
5:15pm - 8:00pm (2)  
12/10/2022 (Sat)
2:30pm - 5:30pm (2)  
5:15pm - 8:00pm (2)  
12/11/2022 (Sun)
2:30pm - 5:30pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
  Grace Machacek
5:15pm - 8:00pm (2)  

Snow Removal

Keep walkways, steps, and decks clear of snow. This is using hand shovels and snow blowers. We may call you to come in earlier, if we need support after a large snow fall and before the event opens for visitors.

12/03/2022 (Sat)
12:00pm - 4:00pm (4)  
2 of 4 slots filled
  Angel Kim
  Avril Perea
4:00pm - 8:00pm (4)  
12/04/2022 (Sun)
12:00pm - 4:00pm (4)  
4:00pm - 8:00pm (4)  
12/10/2022 (Sat)
12:00pm - 4:00pm (4)  
1 of 4 slots filled
  Ryan Benedict
4:00pm - 8:00pm (4)  
1 of 4 slots filled
  Ryan Benedict
12/11/2022 (Sun)
12:00pm - 4:00pm (4)  
4:00pm - 8:00pm (4)  

Drug Store

If you would like to cover both shifts, 5.5 hours- please sign up for two shifts on the same day. Food sales - serve ice cream, cocoa, soup, etc. Keep tables clean and serving area. Supervised by Certified Food Manager

12/03/2022 (Sat)
2:30pm - 5:30pm (5)  
4 of 5 slots filled
  Sara Bryant (2)
  Kyle Jones
  Savannah Olson
5:15pm - 8:00pm (5)  
4 of 5 slots filled
  Sienna Perkins (3)
Srushti Vaidyanathan, Rebeka Hailu
  Susan Buckles
Susan Buckles for Hannah Buckles Girl Scout Troop 17073
12/04/2022 (Sun)
2:30pm - 5:30pm (5)  
4 of 5 slots filled
  Elsa Edoh
  Libby Montreuil (3)
4Ever Green 4-H Club
5:15pm - 8:00pm (5)  
2 of 5 slots filled
  Julie Goldberg
  Dennis Gordien
12/10/2022 (Sat)
2:30pm - 5:30pm (5)  
All slots filled
  Brandon Bruha (2)
Shine Window Cleaning
  Sanya Pirani (2)
  Elsa Edoh
5:15pm - 8:00pm (5)  
4 of 5 slots filled
  Brandon Bruha (2)
Shine Window Cleaning
  Emily Mafredas
  Sara Griffith
12/11/2022 (Sun)
2:30pm - 5:30pm (5)  
4 of 5 slots filled
  Heather Siebenaler (4)
Castle Rock Bank Employees
5:15pm - 8:00pm (5)  
3 of 5 slots filled
  Lynn Nordine
  Dennis Gordien
  peggy gordien

Bank

Welcome visitors to the Bank. Old-time banking with lots of details to point out!

12/03/2022 (Sat)
2:30pm - 5:30pm (2)  
All slots filled
  Mary Swedeen
  Rose Kramer
5:15pm - 8:00pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
  F. LaVonne Nicolai
12/04/2022 (Sun)
2:30pm - 5:30pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
  F. LaVonne Nicolai
5:15pm - 8:00pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
  F. LaVonne Nicolai
12/10/2022 (Sat)
2:30pm - 5:30pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
  F. LaVonne Nicolai
5:15pm - 8:00pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
  F. LaVonne Nicolai
12/11/2022 (Sun)
2:30pm - 5:30pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
  F. LaVonne Nicolai
5:15pm - 8:00pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
  F. LaVonne Nicolai

Barber Shop

Serve as the building host for Barber Shop visitors.

12/03/2022 (Sat)
2:45pm - 8:00pm   
  Gordon Staege
12/04/2022 (Sun)
2:45pm - 8:00pm   
12/10/2022 (Sat)
2:45pm - 8:00pm   
  Gordon Staege
12/11/2022 (Sun)
2:45pm - 8:00pm   

Blacksmith Shop

Greet and welcome visitors and tell them about the Blacksmith Shop. Demonstrate if trained or previous experience in the Blacksmith Shop.

12/03/2022 (Sat)
2:45pm - 8:00pm   
  Don Schultz
Don Schultz
12/04/2022 (Sun)
2:45pm - 8:00pm   
  Don Schultz
Don Schultz
12/10/2022 (Sat)
2:45pm - 8:00pm   
  Billy Peterson
Billy Peterson
12/11/2022 (Sun)
2:45pm - 8:00pm   
  Billy Peterson
Billy Peterson

Church

Greet guests and entertainers, hand out song books and battery operated candles, assist in seating guests in pews.

12/03/2022 (Sat)
2:45pm - 8:00pm   
  Amber Hahn
Troop 17073/Alyssa Hahn
12/04/2022 (Sun)
2:45pm - 8:00pm   
  Libby Montreuil
4Ever Green 4-H Club-we can only cover from 2:45-5:30, can someone cover from 5:30-8:00?
12/10/2022 (Sat)
2:45pm - 8:00pm   
  sandra welch
12/11/2022 (Sun)
2:45pm - 8:00pm   
  Kaia Loos

Carpenter Shop

Welcome visitors to our beautiful carpenter shop! Share carpentry info with tools and wood pieces available in the Carpenter Shop.

12/03/2022 (Sat)
2:45pm - 8:00pm   
  Sue Strese
12/04/2022 (Sun)
2:45pm - 8:00pm   
12/10/2022 (Sat)
2:45pm - 8:00pm   
  Bart Dunning
12/11/2022 (Sun)
2:45pm - 8:00pm   
  Bart Dunning

Santa's Helper at the Depot

Welcome children and visitors to the Depot . Santa will be in this building also! Assist Santa and guests.

12/03/2022 (Sat)
2:30pm - 5:30pm   
  Ray City
Ray
5:15pm - 8:00pm   
  Ray City
Ray
12/04/2022 (Sun)
2:30pm - 5:30pm   
  Ray City
Ray
5:15pm - 8:00pm   
  Ray City
Ray
12/10/2022 (Sat)
2:30pm - 5:30pm   
  Ray City
Ray
5:15pm - 8:00pm   
  Ray City
Ray
12/11/2022 (Sun)
2:30pm - 5:30pm   
  Ray City
Ray
5:15pm - 8:00pm   
  Ray City
Ray

KIDS CRAFTS at the Fire Barn

Welcome visitors to the Fire Barn and assist with a children's craft.

12/03/2022 (Sat)
2:30pm - 5:30pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
  Lori Wilson
Lori and Dylan
5:15pm - 8:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
  Angela Betz
  Clare Larsen
12/04/2022 (Sun)
2:30pm - 5:30pm (2)  
All slots filled
  Libby Montreuil (2)
4Ever Green 4-H Club
5:15pm - 8:00pm (2)  
12/10/2022 (Sat)
2:30pm - 5:30pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
  Sue Strese
5:15pm - 8:00pm (2)  
12/11/2022 (Sun)
2:30pm - 5:30pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
  Sofie Yakovlev
5:15pm - 8:00pm (2)  

General Store

Welcome visitors to the General Store, pointing out the various old time products that were available for purchase back then. Some items will be available for purchase so some retail sales experience is good.

12/03/2022 (Sat)
2:45pm - 8:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
  Leah Benedict
  Jayne Stenstad
12/04/2022 (Sun)
2:45pm - 8:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
  Jayne Stenstad
  Ilene Abeyta
12/10/2022 (Sat)
2:45pm - 8:00pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
  Jayne Stenstad
12/11/2022 (Sun)
2:45pm - 8:00pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
  Jayne Stenstad

Gift Shop

Gift and candy sales

12/03/2022 (Sat)
2:45pm - 8:00pm (3)  
All slots filled
  Kristi Mamo
  Maren Buettner
will be arriving at 3:15ish
  Ryan Tian
will also be arriving around 3:15
12/04/2022 (Sun)
2:45pm - 8:00pm (3)  
2 of 3 slots filled
  Mary Hendricks
I signed up but really Melody from Canada will be working in the gift shop.
  Alona Storlie
12/10/2022 (Sat)
2:45pm - 8:00pm (3)  
All slots filled
  Anna Renner
  Caitlin Bauer
  Marissa Lenz
12/11/2022 (Sun)
2:45pm - 8:00pm (3)  
All slots filled
  Isabella Faul
  Willow Qualick
  Alona Storlie

Jail

The Jail host or greeter is usually dressed as a Jailer or Sheriff. The visitors and children are greeted and shown how the jail cell was used.

12/03/2022 (Sat)
2:45pm - 8:00pm   
  Tom Harris
4:45pm - 8:00pm   
  Tom Harris
Tom Harris coming in at 4:45 pm
12/04/2022 (Sun)
2:45pm - 8:00pm   
  Daniel Cooley
12/10/2022 (Sat)
2:45pm - 8:00pm   
  David Welch
12/11/2022 (Sun)
2:45pm - 8:00pm   
  Daniel Cooley

Harris House

Greeter/Host (1), Cook (1), and Cook's Helper (1) - cook on wood stove and share Harris House information with visitors

12/03/2022 (Sat)
2:45pm - 8:00pm (5)  
All slots filled
  Bobbie and Jessica Schultz (2)
Bobbie and Jessica Schultz
  Dakota City
Randy Artwohl
  Scott Harris
Scott leaving at 5 pm
  Connie Reiten
Connie starting at 5pm staying until 8 pm
12/04/2022 (Sun)
2:45pm - 8:00pm (5)  
All slots filled
  Bobbie and Jessica Schultz (2)
Bobbie and Jessica Schultz
  Dakota City
Randy Artwohl will work 6-8 pm
  Sue Strese
Sue and Bailey Strese
  Desirae Strese
Desirae Strese
12/10/2022 (Sat)
2:45pm - 8:00pm (5)  
3 of 5 slots filled
  Jeanne Joyce
Jeanne Joyce
  Sandra McCollum
Leaving at 5:00
  Brynn Asleson
12/11/2022 (Sun)
2:45pm - 8:00pm (5)  
4 of 5 slots filled
  Jeanne Joyce
Jeanne Joyce
  Lexi Markwardt
  Annalie Strong
  Paige Conner

McMenomy House

Interpret McMenomy House for guests - including Irish (and others) Christmas traditions

12/03/2022 (Sat)
2:45pm - 8:00pm   
  Lauren Begich
12/04/2022 (Sun)
2:45pm - 8:00pm   
  Leah Benedict
12/10/2022 (Sat)
2:45pm - 8:00pm   
  Mike McMenomy
12/11/2022 (Sun)
2:45pm - 8:00pm   
  Leah Benedict
Leah

Millinery

Greet visitors to this old fashioned dress and hat shop! Dress in an old fashioned dress or consider demonstrating knitting, quilting, and/or needlework, etc.

12/03/2022 (Sat)
2:45pm - 8:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
  Dakota City
Roberta Schafer
  Julie Goldberg
12/04/2022 (Sun)
2:45pm - 8:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
  Dakota City
Roberta Schafer
  Lauren Begich
12/10/2022 (Sat)
2:45pm - 8:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
  Joan Powell
Will demonstrate needlework.
  Darla Bohn
Demo needlework
12/11/2022 (Sun)
2:45pm - 8:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
  Joan Powell
Will demonstrate needlework
  Darla Bohn
Demo needlework

Print Shop

Print sales, make newspaper, share and explain the Print Shop tools and processes.

12/03/2022 (Sat)
2:45pm - 8:00pm (3)  
All slots filled
  Mark Digre
Mark Digre
  Will Burleigh
Will Burleigh
  Dave Irey
12/04/2022 (Sun)
2:45pm - 8:00pm (3)  
2 of 3 slots filled
  Mark Digre
Mark Digre
  Dave Irey
12/10/2022 (Sat)
2:45pm - 8:00pm (3)  
2 of 3 slots filled
  Mark Digre
Mark Digre
  Dave Irey
12/11/2022 (Sun)
2:45pm - 8:00pm (3)  
2 of 3 slots filled
  Mark Digre
Mark Digre
  Dave Irey

Post Office

Welcome visitors to the Post Office. Invite children to deposit their letter to Santa in the PO Box Outside.

12/03/2022 (Sat)
2:45pm - 8:00pm   
  Rob Tyler
12/04/2022 (Sun)
2:45pm - 8:00pm   
  Rob Tyler
12/10/2022 (Sat)
2:45pm - 8:00pm   
  Leah & Ryan Benedict
12/11/2022 (Sun)
2:45pm - 8:00pm   
  Rob Tyler

School

Welcome visitors to the school. Show them how to ring the bell and point the interesting parts of the school room.

12/03/2022 (Sat)
2:45pm - 8:00pm   
  Ava Alementi
12/04/2022 (Sun)
2:45pm - 8:00pm   
  Libby Montreuil
4Ever Green 4-H Club-We can only work until 5:30, could someone else fill in from 5:30-8:00?
12/10/2022 (Sat)
2:45pm - 8:00pm   
  Megan Kromschroeder
12/11/2022 (Sun)
2:45pm - 8:00pm   
  TERRI GANRUDE
Madison Rice will be helping cover this shift.

Trolley Guide

Ride the trolley and share information about the Village for passengers. Dress warm- Heavy wool and fur coats are available in the costume shop and will keep you very warm! Wear warm boots.

12/03/2022 (Sat)
2:45pm - 5:00pm   
  Neleh Bruha
3:45pm - 6:00pm   
4:45pm - 7:00pm   
5:45pm - 8:00pm   
  Neleh Bruha
12/04/2022 (Sun)
2:45pm - 5:00pm   
4:45pm - 7:00pm   
12/10/2022 (Sat)
2:45pm - 5:00pm   
  Neleh Bruha
3:45pm - 6:00pm   
4:45pm - 7:00pm   
5:45pm - 8:00pm   
  Neleh Bruha
12/11/2022 (Sun)
2:45pm - 5:00pm   
4:45pm - 7:00pm   

Village Hall

Greet visitors and share details about the Village Hall.

12/03/2022 (Sat)
2:45pm - 8:00pm   
  Angela Betz

Museum Host to Check in Volunteers

Check in volunteers, Monitor the Museum and Costume Room.

12/03/2022 (Sat)
2:45pm - 8:00pm   
  Cindi Henry
12/04/2022 (Sun)
2:45pm - 8:00pm   
  Ann Meyer
12/10/2022 (Sat)
2:45pm - 8:00pm   
  Cindi Henry
12/11/2022 (Sun)
2:45pm - 8:00pm   
  Ann Meyer
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