The exciting annual Holiday Celebration sponsored by the Human Services Club at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC) returned after a two-year hiatus on Friday, December 9, 2022. The beloved community event included colorful face painting, delicious cookies, wonderful presents, and lots of fun with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Roughly 450 people attended the fabulous celebration that took place in the beautiful FDLTCC commons that was decorated with lights, trees, and lots of cheer by the wonderful FDLTCC Human Services Club. Like in past years, the annual Holiday Celebration included food, games, drawings for great prizes and much more. Plus, every child in attendance received a gift from Santa!

Many thanks to the numerous community donors that helped make this year’s Holiday Celebration a success including: AJH Construction and Remodeling, AmericInn, AutoZone Auto Parts, Brickyard Restaurant, Cold One Liquor, Community Memorial Hospital, Community Printing, Cool Cuts by Jess, County Seat Theater, Culligan of Cloquet, Dead On Arms, Do North Pizzeria & Pub, Eagle Towing, Eagles Club, Fond du Lac Band, L&M Fleet Supply, Marcus Lakes Cinema, Mary Gaetzke, McDonalds, Michael & Paula Stevens, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, North Shore Tattoo, Northwood United Methodist Church, Adult Sunday School Class, Nu Luxe Salon, Outback Steakhouse, River Inn Bar & Grill, Sammy’s Pizza, Sara Witeli Photography, Sassy But Classy Boutique, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, Shamrock Trucking and Landfill, Subway, Taco Johns, Target, The Fig Tree, and The Medicine Shoppe.

“I just want to thank everyone who donated to the Holiday Celebration,” shared FDLTCC Human Services Program Coordinator, Don Jarvinen, “Your donations made the event the success that it was.  Without your support we could not have done it.”

For more information on the 2022 Holiday Celebration, contact FDLTCC Human Services Program Coordinator, Don Jarvinen at jarvinen*AT*


My favorite thing about FDLTCC is the people. I’ve met fantastic students, faculty and staff who go above and beyond what I expected.

It is awesome here at the FDLTCC Education Program because it is like a family here, if you need help or are struggling with anything, you have quite a few people who will help you out.

I chose FDLTCC because of its size and the curriculum. When I first came here in 2019, I was just looking for what I needed to volunteer, perhaps in a crisis shelter. I met with Don Jarvinen, and the rest is history.