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Roaming band of well-wishers take to downtown Brainerd streets

Sheil DeChantal organized a group of singers and dangers from the community to roam the streets of Brainerd Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021, wishing everyone a happy holiday.

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A roaming band of well wishers cross Front Street on the way to wish motorists on Washington Street a safe and happy holiday Thursday, Dec. 23.. 2021, in Brainerd. Meta Mandich, left, Izzi Badeaux, Ruth Ann Veith, Sheila DeChantal, Kaydi Johnson and Amy Price move through downtown Brainerd singing Christmas songs and performing flash mob stunts for the townspeople. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch

A roaming band of well-wishers cross Front Street on the way to wish motorists on Washington Street a safe and happy holiday Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021, in Brainerd. Meta Mandich, left, Izzi Badeaux, Ruth Ann Veith, Sheila DeChantal, Kaydi Johnson and Amy Price move through downtown Brainerd singing Christmas songs and performing flash mob stunts for the townspeople.

Related Topics: CHRISTMAS
I was raised on a farm in western Minnesota where I participated in 4-H, high school sports, and everything that farm kids do for fun after chores. Graduated from Ridgewater Community College with an AA degree and my first taste of newspapering. I worked a summer on the Ortonville Independent as a reporter and photographer.
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