Looking for something to do now
that the weather is getting colder? The
Greater Fennville Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Development Authority, and the
Fennville Arts Movement are joining together to provide a day of fun activities
for all ages, Saturday, December 3, 2011.
In order to promote local shopping and dining, and to provide a more
relaxing, family-oriented event, the Holiday Committee decided to hold the
event Saturday instead of Friday, as was tradition. Starting the Holiday Celebration is the
Downtown Business Window Decorating Contest.
Participating downtown businesses will have a ballot box located within
their establishment for people to vote on their display. Ballots will be collected and counted on
Saturday at 3pm; the public is welcomed to cast their ballots to determine the
winner of the People’s Choice Award, with the announcement and prize being
awarded at the tree lighting ceremony. Voting
begins Friday, November 25th.
Other activities throughout the day
include a Christmas tree sale by the Boy Scouts of America Troop 2 (9a-5p), a
holiday craft time from 10a-noon at the Fennville District Library, and a
Holiday Art Hang at Salt of the Earth from 11a-3p. The Holiday Art Hang will be put on by the
Fennville Arts Movement and offers free admission, appetizers, cash bar, and a
chance to meet local artists, and purchase their pieces. Continuing
in afternoon fun, Steven’s Hotel is hosting an Ugly Sweater Contest from 3p-5p,
with the ugliest sweater being awarded a prize.
The day will conclude with the holiday parade at 5p (line up at the
Elementary School at 4:45) with a prize package for voted best float, a tree
lighting ceremony and caroling at 5:30, and pictures with Santa and a coloring
contest at the Children’s Museum of Fennville at 6p. Winners of the coloring contest will be
awarded Hop N gift certificates. For
further information or questions about the event, please e-mail email@example.com, or visit
www.fennville.com or www.fennvilleartsmovement.com.
Consider keeping Christmas shopping
local, Fennville has many options! Start
with picking up a tree either from Troop 2 on December 3rd, or stop
by Barager Pines Farm for a Christmas tree.
Give a destination gift with a gift certificate from any one of
Fennville’s local businesses, or purchase local art from one of the many
artists located in and surrounding the city!
Money is kept within the area by shopping at and supporting local
businesses, in turn boosting the economy, helping local business owners, and
creating a greater sense of community.
Fennville has much to offer, make a point to stop to see what this city