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Former Associated Press writer Jim Purks shared his experiences with people in Albany Thursday night.More >>
Former Associated Press writer Jim Purks shared his experiences with people in Albany Thursday night. More >>
November 14, 2002
Americus- The Christmas spirit is alive and well in Americus, as people line the streets and sidewalks, with eyes twinkling like Christmas tree lights. Americus resident, Ann Creel, says, "It's a good time to get out and enjoy the cool weather. It kind of gets people in the Christmas spirit."
You may not get to see Prancer or Rudolph, but there are two horses that make everyone willing to stand in long lines. Onyx and Sampson command attention as they trot through the Americus streets, making everyone enjoy a ride they will never forget, like Jennifer Oglesby.
She says she had to bring her daughter, McKayla, on this carriage ride as early Christmas delight. Oglesby says, "We have to come to see Santa Claus, so she can enjoy herself." May and Byron Butler say they mind traveling from Orlando, Florida to Americus to be one of the first in line for this ride.
Butler says, "The warmth here is wonderful, and we just love the decoration and the people are so cordial." All carriage rides come to an end in Americus, but the Christmas season is just beginning.
People also got a chance to enjoy special discounts at downtown Americus stores and restaurants.