Throwback Thursday: 1974 Advent Wreath

Paul Riemerman
Staff Writer

The Valley City Times-Record plans to run a historical photograph each week submitted by our readers.

This photograph was provided by John Hovda. Hovda said this photograph was taken on Dec. 6, 1974, when seventh grade students at Valley City's St. Catherines Catholic School helped make the advent wreath for the chapel at the school.

Said Hovda, “Father Wild put it on the pole and we painted it (the wreath). It was fun making the wreath. I'm in the picture, second from the right in the front row.”

Today St. Catherines School goes through sixth grade, and when Hovda attended “classes went through ninth grade.”

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