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Twin Cities planning ‘Christmas in the Park’

Twin Cities planning ‘Christmas in the Park’

Twin Cities residents will get in the Christmas spirit with a special event set for Dec. 1 in downtown Fulton.
The Fulton Tourism Commission will be hosting “Christmas in the Park” — featuring activities for children and adults — from 5:30-8 p.m.
The tourism group has purchased decorations and, with the help of the City of Fulton’s public works department, will be decking out Pontotoc Park and downtown Fulton with new Italian white lights.
Volunteers will also be promoting large wooden Pontotoc Park Christmas cards to be displayed in the park. All businesses, civic groups, churches and individuals have been invited to participate.
“We certainly hope you will join in the celebration,” Fulton Tourism Commission chairman Mike Smith said in announcing the event. “There are no costs or fees and the Fulton Tourism Commission will be advertising and promoting the event.”
The evening’s activities will include Supper with Santa at the senior citizens building on Commercial Avenue in downtown Fulton. The menu will include hot dogs, chili, cookies and drinks, with donations to be accepted and presented to a local food bank.
The supper is open to everyone, young and old alike, and Santa will be on hand to welcome guests.
A Christmas bazaar will also be held at the Pontotoc Community Center at the park as part of the holiday festivities on Dec. 1. Baked goods and homemade Christmas items will be available for sale by local churches, civic groups and individuals.
Plus, the Fulton City School Chorus will be presenting a program of Christmas music and caroling and the Santa Express Christmas Train, provided by Richard Lewis, will be featured.
Some businesses in the area may also be open during the evening for shoppers’ convenience.
For more information about how to participate, contact the Fulton Tourism Commission at (270) 472-9000.

Published in The Messenger 11.14.12

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