Santa Claus, who looks an awful lot like Jim Loonan, holds Willow Deaton, 2, of McCallsburg. Willow was at the Maxwell United Methodist Church’s Holiday Affair on Sunday with her parents, grandparents and other family members.


Maxwell Mayor Steve Gast talks with Doug Miller of Maxwell. Gast holds a few cookies he picked up for purchase.


Providing Christmas musical entertainment during the Holiday Affair are Deb Mitchell of Maxwell and Mark Sandbulte of Elkhart.


Wanda Swanberg, wife of the Methodist pastor, serves as the cookie cashier. Lisa Hallett of Collins is making a purchase.


Pat and Gordon Smith of Maxwell go through the cookie choosing area. Gordon makes most of the decisions in that area.


Helen Jacobson, Shirley McBride and Ruth Williams, all of Maxwell, enjoy fellowship and supper at Maxwell’s Holiday Affair.


People line up to go through the food line. Lots of homemade soups and other fixings were on hand.


The weather was perfect Sunday for horse drawn wagon rides through town. Rides were provided by David Shold.


Gingerbread cookies anyone?


Photos by Marlys Barker