It’s Christmas in Carbondale, Sunday, Dec. 2

There will be jingling excitement at the eighth annual Christmas in Carbondale, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. A day full of holiday activities will begin at 11 a.m. with a craft and small business fair, downtown in the ELM Community Building. Local Girl Scouts will serve a chili lunch fundraiser 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The ELM will be overflowing with one-stop shopping for all your needs, from many home business company items to a wide variety of homemade crafts and baked goodies.

As part of the celebration, the city library will have an open house 1-4 p.m. with Santa arriving. The Santa Fe Trail High School LEO, FBLA, and KAY Club members will assist with activities such as helping children write Santa letters. The library also is sponsoring a cookie baking contest, which will be judged at 3 p.m. Those wanting to enter cookies should contact the library.

Main Street will be closed 4:30-5:30 p.m. from Second to Third streets to provide a safe gathering of those wishing to sing and light the community tree. Individuals who for health reasons should not be exposed to cold temperatures will be allowed to park along the street to enjoy the tree lighting and caroling from their vehicles.

The Carbondale Lions will have cocoa available under the ELM porch 4-4:30 p.m., when everyone is invited to gather for singing and lighting of the community Christmas tree. Donations for cocoa will go towards community projects.

The Santa Fe Trail Choraliers will lead community singing along with the Girl Scouts, and the SFT Band will play holiday selections.

For more information about participating or volunteering, contact Mary Vawter Burgett at 785-836-7887 or [email protected].

Everyone is invited to come celebrate Carbondale’s 146th birthday, enjoy the festivities, and be sure to bring a camera for photos with Santa and elves.

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