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Community Education Corner: Sharing hot cocoa, spreading holiday cheer

Barnum Community Education hosted its first ever Winter Spirit Week.

Happy Holidays from Barnum Community Education! Contributed / Roxy Olsen-Hurst

Barnum Community Education spread some Holiday Cheer last week.

We hosted our first ever “Winter Spirit Week” where students had dress up days of Winter is Coming (cozy sweaters & socks), Winter Wonderland (blue & white), Winter Headwear (favorite winter hat), Long Winter’s Nap (pajama day), and Festive Friday (high school: tacky sweater, elementary: wacky clothes).

We also had a door decorating contest, with eight elementary and 12 high school classrooms participating. The winners from both buildings will get a class pizza and root beer float party in January. Congratulations to Mr. Fetters and Mrs. Lund for winning!

Community Education also gave out 200 cups of hot cocoa to high school staff and students on Monday, and 400 cups to the elementary on Tuesday. We cannot wait to do this again next December!

All of our January-May 2022 classes and events are updated on our website and registration is open!


The Berthiaume sisters pose at the Barnum Community Education selfie station during Winter Spirit Week. Contributed / Roxy Olsen-Hurst

For more information or to register, please contact Barnum Community Education: 218-389-0108, , or online at

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