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Wednesday, December 2, 2009


This Saturday At Noon

It’s really beginning to look a lot like Christmas downtown. The Christmas tree is up and decorated, and the wreaths and lights are all hung in preparation for the 2009 Christmas Parade and Winterfest. Main Street wants to send a huge thank you to the Public Works Department for all their help and hard work.

On Saturday, December 5, starting at noon, Market and Green Street will be closed in order to set up the arts & crafts and food vendors. There will be Christmas music playing, activities for the children and snow! This will be a great opportunity to shop local and have a fun time! Main Street will have a booth set up and will be giving away free holiday wrapping paper. There will be a One-Mile Jingle Fun Run/Walk that will take place before the Parade at 4:45 pm starting at Guyton and Lafayette Street and ending on north Madison Street with the course running east on Lafayette Street. Registration for the One-Mile Fun Run/Walk will be set up in the parking lot of James & Sikes Funeral Home at 2:30. Pre-registration is $10.00 and registration on Saturday is $15.00. All runners will receive a T-shirt. All runners are encouraged to wear a Santa hat or jingle bells!

Our own Jeff Mathis, star catcher for the Los Angeles Angels, will be our Grand Marshal for the Parade. Jeff is the son of Danny and Bunnee Mathis. Main Street will have baseballs autographed by Jeff for sale at the Winterfest. Municipal Development will be selling tickets for a chance at a 40” RCA Flat Screen television to help raise money for the Chipola River Greenway. The television will be given away before the Parade and you do not have to be present to win.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, December 5th to come downtown and have some fun and enjoy the annual Christmas Parade! And for you game lovers, we will have the Florida/Alabama game projected on the wall of the Hinson Insurance Building. The Winterfest activities will begin at noon, the One-Mile Jingle Fun Run will start at 4:45 pm and the Christmas Parade will begin at 5:00. Christmas Parade, Winterfest vendor and Jingle Fun Run registration forms are all on line at www.cityofmarianna.com under the Municipal Development Department or you can contact Charlotte Brunner by phone at 850-718-1022 or email brunnerc@cityofmarianna.com .

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