Ribbon-cutting with the Clauses

Santa and Mrs. Claus visited the CoOp at Klein Hall in Bethalto on Thursday, Nov. 4. Owners Aimee Long and Jamie Slaten say they're happy with how business is going and the reception they are receiving from the community. They have 24 vendors and rental space is available. Hours of operation are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, as well as 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. The CoOp at Klein Hall's address is 128 West Central St. in Bethalto.