Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

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April 10, 2013

Christmas celebration looks to create hometown atmosphere

April 10, 2013 —     Even though spring has just made its long-awaited debut in Grayson, a group of forward thinkers are already making plans for the town’s Christmas events.

    This year’s celebration, dubbed Grayson Hometown Holidays, takes its inspiration from European-style Christmas markets that feature unique, handcrafted antiques and wares.

    Though December is still eight month away,

the Hometown Holidays committee is already hard at work planning activities and developing its application process for vendors.

    “We’re looking for people with quality, original, handcrafted items similar to what you would find at a Christmas market in Europe,” said Deborah Meenach, chair of the Hometown Holidays committee.

    Meenach hopes this event will create an atmosphere of community pride and tradition that moves beyond the typical “retail focus” of the Christmas holiday.

    In addition to market vendors, the committee also plans to solicit involvement from community outreach organizations to provide light food and refreshments to event patrons.

    Meenach stated that the groups would be entitled to keep all of their profits from food and drink sales, as these organizations reinvest their financial resources to benefit the local community.

    The weekend celebration also will feature caroling by local choral ensembles, wreath design and pie-baking contests, guided church tours, activities at the Grayson Gallery and Art Center, and a Christmas parade.

    The Hometown Holidays committee soon hopes to have a finalized list of events and activities for a brochure, as well as an application for vendors interested in setting up booth spaces to sell their handcrafted goods.

    Grayson Hometown Holidays is co-sponsored by the City of Grayson and the Grayson Tourism Commission. The event will be held the weekend of Dec. 6-8 in downtown Grayson.

    Joe Lewis can be reached at jlewis@journal-times.com or by telephone at 286-4201.

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