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Matthew Schudt, 7, paints a St. Nicholas ornament during the Christmas in the Prairie event Saturday, Dec. 1, at Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church in Homer Glen. Photos by Megan Schuller/22nd Century Media
Jan Wilt uses a spinning wheel to show attendees how early prairie settlers used to spin wool into yarn to make things like clothing, hats, scarves and mittens for wintertime.
Samuel Bergnan (left), 8, portrays a young St. Nicholas as he becomes the youngest bishop of his time, while Daniel Bergnan (middle), 13, and Eric Kennes, 18, play bishops in a skit at Christmas at the Prairie held Saturday, Dec. 1, at Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church in Homer Glen.
Megan Schuller, Freelance Reporter
10:51 am CST December 4, 2018
Many think of St. Nicholas as a jolly old man with a white beard in his traditional Christmas suit lugging a big bag of presents down the chimney.