JOLLY MILL — For nearly 30 years, Jolly Mill has been decorated for Christmas and the tradition continues today.

JOLLY MILL — For nearly 30 years, Jolly Mill has been decorated for Christmas and the tradition continues today.

An open house is slated for 6:30-8:30 Friday and Saturday, with a special guest for the kids.

"We have been thrilled that we are on Mr. and Mrs. Claus' route," said Piper Price, with the Jolly Mill Foundation which hosts the event. "We always invite kids to bring their ornament for the tree and as we were decorating the tree this year, I found ornaments dating back to the early 1990s. We just think that it is wonderful, it is a family event, that we are so proud to be able to do for the community around Jolly Mill."

Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras to capture their children sitting on Santa's lap. Also, the foundation will take a photograph with a Polaroid camera for the families to take home with them.

The foundation has also teamed up with a foster care program which serves Newton, Barry and Stone counties.

Price said any donations will go back to the foster care program to help with Christmas.

"Employees of the division came and helped decorate this year," she said. "They have done a challenge within their organization, and they are providing all 200 dozen cookies that we hand out as refreshments."

Holiday music will be playing at the mill. Price said around 150 people will attend each night and it is open to the public.