Most wonderful time has arrived!


The beard is real!

Santa Claus made a visit to Braidwood on Saturday, Dec. 1, during the annual Christmas tree lighting and Christmas Parade.

The event, sponsored by the Braidwood Area Chamber of Commerce, ended with free hot dogs, cookies, hot cocoa, marshmallows, and a visit with Jolly Old St. Nick himself at the Reed-Custer Elementary School.

Photos of the event can be foud in this week's edition on pages 1 and 3.