‘Christmas in the 40’s’ Saturday

HEARNE—Camp Hearne, a partially-restored Prisoner of War Camp, will turn back the clock for a 40s Christmas from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

The camp, which housed 5,000 German POWs during World War II, will air 1940s radio recordings by Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Vera Lynn and others and will air Bob Hope’s 1943 Christmas special.

An award-winning short film “My Christmas Soldier” will be shown in the camp theatre.

Several times during the day Calvert wood carver Terry Baker will explain the German Christmas tradition of “springerle” cookies, made by pressing dough with wooden molds.

At dusk, abound 6 p.m., a candle ceremony will be held to remember those who served in World War II and carols will be sug by candlelight.

Camp Hearne is located on FM 485 north of Hearne. For more information about the facility, visit or call 979-450-3000.

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