As every year, the stores are full of holiday merchandise…left over Halloween candy, Thanksgiving decorations and of course, Christmas ornaments. Here at the Main Street office, I and a great group of volunteers are planning for the upcoming Miracle on Front Street activities. Each year the community looks forward to events that weekend to gather with friends and family to share some holiday spirit, kick off the holidays and hold events in which we again can come together as a community.
A few weeks ago, I let you know of National Home-Based Business Week and encouraged you all to utilize those local home-based businesses and the products or services they offer. Those independent business owners contribute to our economy in a variety of ways and need our support as we strive to build a strong local business base. We are looking for businesses to participate in the Home-Based Business Holiday Happenings event that is held on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9:00 am-12 Noon. It’s a great way for a business to get their name out there and display their products for purchase or in some cases customers can order in plenty of time for gift giving. There’s always something unique and it helps many people with their shopping check list. This event is held in conjunction with the Breakfast with Santa. Over 150 children and their families attend each year! If you are a home-based business owner and would like to participate, please contact me and I’ll fill you in on the details. While we do have extensive lists that we utilize, we can’t possibly know everyone’s business venture. We rely on input from everyone in the community to make this holiday celebration a special time for our residents. New businesses are popping up every week in the ever changing realm of home based businesses. We look forward to this event to help them grow and prosper and to showcase them to the public. And help our residents get some of their Christmas shopping done too.
Together we can make this a meaningful Christmas season. Watch this column and other community publicity for ongoing information about the Miracle on Front Street event. Join your friends and neighbors as well as the Main Street Program in beginning this season by participating in those activities. Let’s make this year a shining example of community holiday cheer.