Now that November is coming to a close, the ‘official’ countdown to Christmas begins! Although I’ve been working toward Christmas for quite some time around the office, it is hard to believe that the days are now numbered and there is much to do. But first a lineup of Barnesville Miracle on Front Street events and opportunities are before us.
Bundle up the whole family and head downtown on this Wednesday, November 30th at 6:30 pm to enjoy the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Friendship Park right on Front Street. Join in singing a few Christmas carols to warm our hearts, give us a dose of good cheer and start the season out right! Refreshments are provided compliments of Stoneridge Software and cookies from Barnesville Grocery. Polly Thorsness will again be giving horse drawn wagon rides. The big evergreen tree at the park is being decorated with homemade ornaments by the Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grade students this year. The Tree Lighting is a nice way to warm our hearts and spread some holiday cheer with your community friends.
On Saturday, December 3rd, the fun will start again as Santa Claus comes to town! He will meet everyone out at St. John’s Lutheran Church for Breakfast with Santa from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. The breakfast will be provided and served by the Thursday Nite Lions with a free will donation. Santa will be there during breakfast and will have lap space for children to share their holiday wishes. You can also get your hands on keepsake photos of the moment for optional purchase at a low cost. Surprises for the kids are given from the Main Street Program. Activities are provided for the children as well so that parents can take a few minutes to shop from our local vendors on hand!
Don’t forget to register to win a turkey! Then Main Street Program will be giving away several delicious birds from Barnesville Grocery on Dec. 19. You can register until then at the following Main Street Program businesses: Azure Eye Clinic, Barnesville C-Store, Barnesville Chiropractic & Fitness Center, Barnesville Grocery, Barnesville Record-Review, Barnesville Drug & Hardware, Cenex, Eagle Café, Midwest Bank, Priority Real Estate, Firehall Liquors and Rehab PLUS.
The Miracle on Front Street promises to be a busy time of activities for all ages. Come enjoy some Christmas spirit! And don’t forget to get those lights up and turned on for the Home Lights Contest. Turn your lights on Thursday, December 15th, the Christmas Cruisers will be out. Call the Main Street Office at 354-2479 before then to vote for the People’s Choice Award!