By Daniel Brunty
The Winston County Journal
The next holiday event for the Chamber will be on November 28 as they sponsor Small Business Saturday. This event allows residents to support the many local businesses in the county, as well as to promote keeping vital tax dollars within the community.
On December 3, the Kids “N” Carols event will be held at the Winston County Courthouse. The lighting of the Christmas tree will be on the same day, as well as Santa Claus making an appearance for all the children to see. This event will help spirit in the feeling and magic of Christmas for all as kids go caroling with the merchants in the town.
The Louisville Lions Club will also be serving hot chocolate and cookies compliments of the Chamber during this event. Members of the Mayor’s Youth Council will be on hand to assist with the event, as well as the possibility of wagon rides for the kids.
The Annual Christmas Parade will be held on December 7 in downtown Louisville at 5:30 p.m. This year’s theme is “Cartoon Kind of Christmas”. This theme reflects the anniversary of well known cartoon characters with 2015 being the 50th year of “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, the 65th year of the “Peanuts” characters, and the 80th year of the Disney characters. The Chamber also wants the event to reflect the keeping of Christ in Christmas.
For those who choose to participate in this year’s parade, you must fill out a registration form and return it with a $15 entry fee no later than Friday, December 4. The parade participants will line up at the Louisville Coliseum at 4 p.m. on the day of the parade.
The 19th annual Carl Jackson’s “Home for Christmas” will be held on December 12 at the historic Strand Theater in Louisville. The event will consist of two shows with one at 4 p.m. and the other following at 7 p.m.
There are only a few tickets left for both shows. Tickets are available at the Chamber.
Carl Jackson will be in concert with Nashville’s Jerry Salley, Larry Cordle, Valerie Storey, Bradley Walker, Johnny Rawls, Lonnie Shorr, and in the second year at Home for Christmas, The Shotgun Rubies.
On December 17, the Chamber will host “Cider Sippin Late Night Shopping” in downtown Louisville from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. This event will allow for Christmas shoppers a little time for last minute shopping as local merchants will serve warm cider and discounts for all.
The Louisville Lions Club will also be serving hot chocolate and cookies compliments of the Chamber.
December 18 will be the day of the drawing for $500 Louisville Dollars. Chances to register to win the $500 began on October 9 during the Chamber’s Ladies Night Out Sneaky Peek event. The last chance to register will be on December 17 during the “Cider Sippin Late Night Shopping” event.
The meeting concluded with the Economic Development report, followed by an open discussion between the Chamber members.
If you would are interested in participating in the annual Christmas Parade or information regarding Chamber events, you may call 662-773-3921.