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Marceline will host their 53rd annual Peanut Night event throughout the day on Saturday beginning with breakfast at the VFW from 7am to noon.  “From 9 to 5 there’s a holiday craft frenzy at the Walsworth Community Building,”said Ankeney, “They will also be serving food all day.  Starting at 4 p.m., there will be at the downtown Knights of Columbus and at the Masonic Lodge free cookies, hot chocolate and coffee. They will accept free will donations for the ministerial alliance. ”

Peanut sales will begin in the downtown area around 5:30.  “Every bag has a prize,” said Ankeney, “They’re only $1 a bag, so you certainly get your money’s worth with the peanuts and a prize.  There are lots of good prizes and we bagged up around 2,500 a couple of weeks ago.”

Activities will then continue throughout the evening.  “There will be a live nativity scene in Ripley Park,” said Ankeney, “There will be a Yule log burning in the park where you can warm yourself.  Then at 5:55 there will be a welcome by our Chamber President and then the minister of the Assembly of God Church will give a blessing for the season and Santa arrives.”

A full schedule of today’s events in Marceline can be found at the city’s website.