Christmas in Whigham event to be held next Tuesday night
Shopping as musicians perform holiday music is just part of the fun planned for next week’s Christmas in Whigham. Several activities are planned for children, including a visit with Santa Claus who will be in Whigham’s downtown park. Decorated in a gingerbread/candyland theme, the park will make a colorful backdrop for parents to take pictures of their babies as they talk to Saint Nick.
Christmas in Whigham is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 5, 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. North McGriff Street and Northwest Drayton Street will be blocked off for the evening.
Musicians will include the Whigham School band, which will play in front of the fire department. Church choirs will also perform. They will sing from the porch of Faith Lighthouse Church of God located on the corner of U.S. 84 and Northwest Drayton Street.
Shoppers will have multiple options as downtown Whigham merchants, including the restaurant, are keeping their doors open late and about 20 vendors are bringing their goods to sell. Some of the items vendors will have are monogrammed gifts, Christmas cards, face cream, Thirty-One, wood crafts, metal signs, jewelry, Clothes by 2, baked goods and bar-b-que sandwiches.
Children who want to buy a gift for their parents, grandparents or siblings may check out a booth stocked with gifts that cost $5 or less. Other child-friendly attractions include train rides and face painting.
The evening is sponsored by the Whigham Volunteer Community Development Council. Those interested in reserving booth space for the event should contact Brenda Palmer, (229) 327-5308. Other volunteers include: Jane Trulock, Carrie Croy, Clarcia Avery, Demetrius Cox, Doris Poppell, Janice Mobley, Jean Strickland, Kay Hash, Mike Prindle, Sheli Ladner, Susan Anderson and Ally and Trey Gainous.