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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Bloomfield

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas on the courthouse square, just in time for the Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce sponsored Bloomfield Hometown Christmas on Sunday.

Volunteer Melinda Hendrix said lights have been put up around the square and the Chamber is helping local businesses decorate as well.

"We have new Christmas lights around the square, and the Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce, with the help of JeanAnne Sanders, is providing Christmas wreaths for the local merchants," Hendrix said.

Local organizations and business will also be decorating for the event, Hendrix said. The First Presbyterian Women will have Nativity Scenes on display at the Miles Building at 34 E. Main, and Jane Lueking has Santas on display at Jeff Coffin Insurance on West Main Street.

Hendrix said events will kick off Sunday afternoon with vendors opening shop in buildings around the square from 1 to 7 p.m.

Depending upon weather, there will be carriage rides on the south side of the square from 3 to 7 p.m. Hendrix noted the rides were scheduled for last year's event, but had to be canceled due to the rain.

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be at the event to celebrate the holiday season, with Santa arriving by fire truck at 4 p.m. Mrs. Claus will be at the Pepperoni Grill from 4 to 7 p.m. to read Christmas stories.

Several musical acts will be performing on the steps of the courthouse, organized by music coordinator Jack Terrell.

Central Greene County Ministerial Association will perform at 4 p.m., First Christian Church will perform at 4:30 p.m., Bloomfield First Baptist Church will perform at 5 p.m. and Bloomfield High School Choir will perform at 6 p.m.

"In case of adverse weather, music will be moved to the Bloomfield United Methodist on West Main St.," Hendrix noted.

The Psi Iota Xi sorority will announce the individual and commercial decorating contest winners at 5 p.m.

The event will serve as an opportunity for the community to come together, as well non-profit organizations to raise awareness.

Wings of Hope will be hosting a fund raiser in the Founder's Square building in order to raise money to provide scholarships to the youth of Greene County, according to committee member Cheri Campbell.

Donations will be accepted for a meal of pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, chips, drink and dessert. All proceeds will benefit the scholarships.

Bloomfield United Methodist Church, located at 60 W. Main St., will be offering a meal from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. to help beat the cold weather.

They will be serving a chili dinner, along with hot chocolate and cookies.

"The program started out as a part of the promotion team in the Bloomfield Community Revitalization program. This is another event we have planned to bring people to the downtown area," Hendrix explained previously.



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