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The Reflection

Wassailing returns to Richland for its 44th year

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Richland Township was full of locals on Thursday, December 7, 2017, who all gathered together to wassail and continue the ongoing tradition in and around the park. Many local establishments traditionally adapt to the celebratory occasion by offering hot chocolate, cookies and a warm, cozy atmosphere.

Wassailing is an event sponsored by RABA (Richland Area Business Association). This group also puts together some festivities such as the Fourth of July parade and trick-or-treating in the park.

“I always call wassailing Richland’s annual open house for businesses. Many businesses 

Richland’s Community Center sign provides information to locals regarding Wassailing’s time and location. Photo by Rowan Colosky

stay open later and offer food, entertainment, specials, coupons and other fun stuff,” said Mary Jasiak, chairperson of the event.  

“Lots of people set up in the park too,” she said. “The chiming carolers from the Methodist Church will be wandering around singing, the Lions Club will be serving cider, hot chocolate and lots of cookies, the Gull lake ice yacht club will have two of their ice boats on display, and there will be a live nativity every 45 minutes in front of the Presbyterian Church. It’s just fun a fun event for everyone.”

Wassailing attracts many festive people every year to socialize and see what the event has to offer.


Rowan Colosky

My name is Rowan Colosky. I am a sophomore at Gull Lake High School. I enjoy listening to & creating music and playing basketball.


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