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PHOTOS: Miracle on 34th Street at the Barn Theatre

Moments from a dress rehearsal of Miracle on 34th Street at the Barn Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022.

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Susan Walker, played by Madison Olson, tugs on the beard of Kris Kringle, played by Wes Stevens, to see if it is real during a rehearsal of Miracle on 34th Street at the Barn Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022.
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The disappearance of Kris Kringle brings the romantic connection of Fred Gayley, played by Cole Woltjer, and Doris Walker, played by Elizabeth Watson, together during a rehearsal of Miracle on 34th Street at the Barn Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022.
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Albert Sawyer, played by Ben Watson, argues against Kris Kringle's existence during a rehearsal of Miracle on 34th Street at the Barn Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022.
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Drunk Santa, played by Matthew Pederson, enters the stage during a rehearsal of Miracle on 34th Street at the Barn Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022.
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Susan Walker, played by Madison Olson, runs into the arms of mother Doris Walker, played by Elizabeth Watson, after hearing of Kris Kringle's disappearance during a rehearsal of Miracle on 34th Street at the Barn Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022.
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Single-digit temperatures couldn't deter the masses from voluntarily jumping into a frozen lake Saturday in the name of fundraising for Special Olympics at the annual Spicer WinterFest.
West central Minnesota residents woke to a winter wonderland outside Tuesday morning as blue skies and a layer of hoarfrost coated the countryside.
As part of the annual Spicer WinterFest activities, snowmobile enthusiasts gathered on the ice at Green Lake Saturday for a full day of racing action.
The Litchfield High School girls basketball program played host to Minnesaska on Saturday, January 21, 2023.
Benson welcomed United and Fergus Falls to Benson High School on the evening of Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, for a triangular wrestling meet.
Ring-necked pheasants dot Kandiyohi County countryside.
Local Christian organization Youth For Christ raised money through first-ever Lakes Area Paddle Battle Pickleball Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023.
Skaters from 16 various figure skating clubs converged at Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, at the Willmar Civic Center for the 15th annual Lakes Area Classic.
Children gathered at the Willmar Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, to handcraft their very own roller coasters during STEMtastic Thursday.
Dozens of volunteers came together on the shore of Green Lake over the weekend to build the annual Spicer WinterFest ice castle.
People got a chance to work out in style Saturday morning at the Willmar Community Center with the help of a few dogs from Hawk Creek Animal Shelter during Pups, Butts and Guts.
A winter storm dropped more than a foot of snow on the Willmar area Jan. 4-5, leaving residents with massive drifts and piles to clear.
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Dozens of trumpeter swans seek refuge from harsh winter elements in a small patch of open water along the shore of Green Lake where the Middle Fork Crow River flows in.
Churchgoers come together to celebrate Christ's birth during a Christmas Eve church service Saturday evening at Hope Presbyterian Church in Spicer.
Annual Christmas light display continues at Robbins Island Regional Park through Dec. 31.
Strong winds in excess of 30 miles per hour cause blizzard conditions to residents days before Christmas.
A weather observer 5 miles north of Willmar reported 6.6 inches of snow fell Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Other totals reported to the weather service by mid-afternoon Thursday ranged from 4 to 5 inches in the vicinity of Willmar.
Churchgoers gathered at Salem Historical Church for its annual Christmas service Saturday evening north of Paynesville.
Hundreds of toys were available for community members to choose from during the first-ever toy swap at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Willmar.
Budger's, a popular restaurant owned and operated by Bill and Lorri Beasley in Maynard, will close at year’s end so the couple can retire.
Kandiyohi County residents awoke to a fresh blanket of white snow on the ground as the first significant snowstorm of the winter season moves through West Central Minnesota.
Willmar Senior High School's Cardinal Choir sings a variety of holiday numbers during annual All Service Club Holiday Luncheon.
Winter weather marks its return this week in west central Minnesota.
Annual Kandiyohi Santa Night spreads Christmas cheer to children and their families in Kandiyohi Saturday evening.
Cities and towns throughout West Central Minnesota shine bright with creative, colorful Christmas lights as the holiday season is now officially in full swing.
On Saturday, December 3, 2022, the Wildcats of New London-Spicer defeated Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 27-26 with just seconds remaining in regulation to win the state championship in school history.
The Wildcats of New London-Spicer won their second state football title in school history Saturday afternoon at US Bank Stadium after downing D-G-F 27-26 on Saturday, December 3, 2022, in Minneapolis.

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Macy, played by Matthew Onnen, at left, yells at Doris Walker, center, played by Elizabeth Watson, and Shelly Shellhammer, played by Carly Fuhrman, during a rehearsal of Miracle on 34th Street at the Barn Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022.
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Albert Sawyer, played by Ben Watson, makes his case against Kris Kringle during a rehearsal of Miracle on 34th Street at the Barn Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022.
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Fred Gayley, played by Cole Woltjer, freaks out after Kris Kringle goes missing during a rehearsal of Miracle on 34th Street at the Barn Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022.
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The Barn Theatre presents “Miracle on 34th Street” for its annual holiday performance. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Dec. 1-3 and Dec. 8-10, with 2 p.m. matinees Dec. 3-4 and Dec. 10-11.

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Kris Kringle, at left, played by Wes Stevens, sits at the dinner table with Susan Walker, center, played by Madison Olson, and Doris Walker, played by Elizabeth Watson, after being welcomed into the Walker home for the first time during a rehearsal of Miracle on 34th Street at the Barn Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022.
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Brooklyn Pederson, at left, who played an excited girl visiting Kris Kringle, played by Wes Stevens, reacts to seeing him in person during a dress rehearsal of Miracle on 34th Street at the Barn Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022.
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Macy Moore is an award-winning photojournalist at the West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minnesota.
She can be reached via email: mmoore@wctrib.com or phone: 320.214.4338.
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