Saturday, November 24, 2012

Who Ville is Here

~ A Quiet Town Awaits a Who Ville Invasion ~
Today, from 1:00 until 8:00, our city will be having a Holiday kickoff celebration, sponsored by the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce.  This is always a really fun event.  In past years, the event has had a Dickens Village theme, but this year the city will be transformed into Who Ville, from Dr. Seuss's "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." 

This promises to be an action-packed day.  Local non-profits will have booths, and there will be activities for the kids, including train rides and snow sledding.  There will also be carolers, horse and buggy rides, and even an appearance from Grinchy himself, who may have his heart grow a size or two, before the day is over.  Most importantly, I hear that there may be a visit from a gentleman by the name of Kringle.  Finally, at 7:00, the town Christmas tree will be lit. 

Today is also Small Business Saturday (participation info here), so please consider supporting your local businesses.  For more information on the Who Ville event, as well as some interesting stats on the positive impact that shopping locally can have on a community, please see this nice article on the SierraMadreNews.net website.





10 comments:

  1. Everything reads very peaceful. Must be a joy living there.

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    1. You know, it really is. I hope you are doing well, and that some of your photos have come back?

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  2. We were there earlier this afternoon. Kind of hot, but fun. Hey, nice link to the SBA site on Small Business Saturday. Shop small is the key for the day.

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    1. Thanks, Michael! That is definitely the key. I stopped by earlier in the afternoon, too, and then again at the end of the evening. Like two different places! Once the sun went down, it seemed a bit more festive.

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  3. Sounds like fun. I like that tree!

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  4. I didn't shop at all. I was too busy seeing movie: I saw Lincoln and Skyfall, and I thought they were both great.

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    1. I'm glad you liked them. They are at the top of my list!

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  5. It's been a while since I posted any SMadre photos. Seeing yours is tempting me but I'd rather not since that's your territory.

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    1. Oh, please, feel free!! It would be fun to see your photos! Besides, like PB says about you all being of the same community, in the Denas, I like to think SM is a small Dena offshoot! :)

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