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Douglas invites all to the Holiday Open House


Coming up on Sunday, November 24, 2013, Holiday Open House will be held in downtown Douglas. Holiday Open House is celebrated each year, the Sunday prior to Thanksgiving and gives shoppers an early glimpse of what to expect in home decorations and accents for the holidays as well as an opportunity to preview wonderful gift selections.

"Many merchants have participated for the past 20 years by opening their doors on this particular Sunday, for shoppers and browsers to stop by to enjoy holiday music and refreshments", says Pattie Merritt, Main Street Coordinator. "This year, we anticipate approximately ten local exhibitors to participate during this event. Exhibitors will be located on the sidewalk of North Peterson Avenue, adjacent to the public parking lot. All exhibitors participating are part of the Georgia initiatives "Georgia Made Georgia Grown" or "Eat Fresh Eat Local.""

Holiday Open House will also, for the first time, include "Santa's North Pole Plaza" for kids, which will be presented by CHS Drama Club, under the direction of Lisa Tierney. The event will be held at Atkinson Plaza, corner of Ward Street and Peterson Avenue. The jolly ole fellow himself, Santa, will make a guest appearance from 1pm-5pm. Children will have an opportunity to have their pictures taken with Santa for $5, which also includes a decorated photo frame, if they so choose.

In addition, parents can purchase an arm band for a child for $10. This armband will allow the child to partake in any or all of the following activities: making beaded Christmas bracelets, beaded crosses and candy canes, special ornaments, writing letters to Santa, and getting one of nine Christmas designs painted on his or her face.

The CHS Drama Club will also host a bake sale with homemade goodies, hot chocolate, and a raffle ticket drawing for three different gift baskets full of donations from downtown merchants. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase the day of the event. All proceeds collected at the "Santa's North Pole Plaza" will benefit the CHS Drama club with future endeavors.

For more information, call 912-384-5161.


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