Cannon County celebrated Christmas beginning on November 16th with the Short Mountain Trading Post Christmas Extravaganza which included sales, entertainment, refreshments and a lot of fun.
November 22 and 23 brought Santa and The Grinch to the square to greet shoppers to the Cannon County Country Christmas Merchants Open House. Santa and his elves entered Woodbury by a mule-pulled wagon at 5:00 p.m. and the party began. Merchants agreed it was a fun and profitable event. Did I mention that Christmas music filled the air and the Christmas decorations everywhere?
The Arts Center of Cannon County joined the party on Saturday, November 30 sponsoring the Holiday Bazaar featuring area artisans with unique gift items for sale. The Christmas Dinner Show spotlighting “Christmas My Way” a Frank Sinatra Holiday Bash, took center-stage December 6th through December 20th. The Blue Porch Restaurant catered this event.
Saturday, December 7th, aka, Lions Club Day in Woodbury began at 7:00 a.m. with pancakes and pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The Lions Club Christmas parade began at 12 noon delighting a large crowd of spectators despite the cold weather. The finale of the day was the tour of homes which included the Lions Club Building decorated inside and outside nd refreshments for everyone. Bill Smith made sure Christmas ornaments, bags of nuts, t-shirts, brooms and light bulbs were available. All money raised benefited the Lions charities.
Wait a minute...the part is not over. On Friday, December 13th, the Christmas Gala took over the Senior Center. Elegantly set tables, fine dining and great entertainment provided by The Snow Drifts (Debbie Vaughn, Amy Davis, Whitney Alexander and Wesley Alexander) kept everyone in the Christmas spirit.
I am sure there were other events I missed and I have party fatigue and Christmas has come and gone, however I am already looking forward to next year.
The Cannon County Chamber of Commerce wishes everyone a happy and healthy New Year.