Shop, eat, spend locally and support your own...
Take time to slow down and enjoy the Christmas holiday with a host of activities right here at home.
The annual Magical Christmas celebration has kicked off the holiday season and again, the community plays host to a number of holiday activities that should be a lot of fun for the entire family.
In the past, hundreds of people have crowded into downtown Glenwood to enjoy some of the festivities, with the lighted parade and the living nativity scene among the most popular.
Again this year, those two events will happen, but the weekend schedules are full of activities that will help bring enjoyment and fun to the holiday season right here in Pope County.
And, remember, while enjoying the activites, take the time to shop right here where you live. Shopping locally as much as possible is what allows the community to retain a vibrant business sector. Every one of your local purchases makes a difference. It is the local businesses that pay taxes to support our school, our cities and our county. Without them, we become a bedroom community with high taxes and very few local businesses.
For every dollar you spend at a local business nearly 70 cents is recirculated into that community. It is the old adage, what goes around, comes around. You can see how that can add up. If everyone spent just $100 locally, about $70 is recirculated, and the local impact is multiplied times three.
It is a win-win situation.
Once again, this year, enjoy all the local, family-oriented activities in Glenwood and throughout Pope County, but also spend your money locally whenever possible. Shop local, eat local spend local and enjoy all that’s offered locally. By supporting local businesses we all support the same area where you live, work and play.
With that said, check out page 10B this week and in the Tribune in the next two weeks for all the events happening during the Glenwood Chamber’s Magical Christmas.
This weekend is chock full of fun events.
This Thursday is the ever-popular Lighted Holidaky Parade starting at 6 p.m. in downtown Glenwood. Then on Friday, families can enjoy a faimily-oriented Christmas movie beginning at 7 p.m. at Central Square gym. The movie is free and concessions will be available at a minimal fee.
Saturday take a strong through history with the Pope County Museum Open House and Silent Auction from 1 to 4 p.m. The Silent Auction helps support all the museum means to this community and its visitors. The museum is located at 809 South State Highway 104 in Glenwood.
Then next weekend, there are even more local events, including a Christmas Bazaar at Eagle Bank and a host of “Shop Glenwood” sales. There will be free Santa Sleigh and Reindeer rides starting at the chamber office and on Saturday, Dec. 14, it will be Glenwood Day at Andes Tower Hill skiing resort.
The Living Nativity scene will be set up on Thursday, Dec. 19, in Eagle Bank and Tom’s Food Pride parking lot. This is always a special event and helps focus on the true reason for the season. Again, there will be live camels, donkeys and other farm animals thanks to local donors. Tom’s will be serving free cookies and cider.