CAIRO COFFEE COMPANY is already getting in the Christmas spirit, and owners Janet and David Wynne invite community children to come help them create ornaments to complete their holiday window the weekend after Thanksgiving. Looking on as the Wynnes place their wooden trees is Al Rocuant, right.
Rather than a Christmas parade through downtown Cairo this year, the chamber of commerce is asking the Grady County community to put on its holiday finest and provide a drive-thru Christmas experience for the public.
“Our goal is to paint our community in Christmas décor and to spread some Christmas joy and cheer,” says Courtney King, interim executive director of the Cairo-Grady County Chamber of Commerce. “So, basically we are asking that everyone participate in this. Businesses, churches, schools, homes, if you can decorate it, we want you in it.”
Downtown, at Cairo Coffee Company, the decorating has already begun. Janet and David Wynne are installing wooden trees that she wants community children to help decorate.
“They will make and take an ornament and make one for our display,” states Mrs. Wynne. She says children are invited to the coffee shop on Saturday, Nov. 28, 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. or Sunday, Nov. 29, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. to create the ornaments. For more information, call (229) 516-3076.
The decorating theme for the community’s progressive Christmas experience is “A Brighter Tomorrow” and participants are encouraged to use their imaginations to come up with bright Christmas decor.
Those who would like their decorations to compete for prize money should mark the appropriate box on the chamber’s application. Winners will be announced at the end of December.
Those who would like to be included in the progressive Christmas event, but not judged, should still complete an application so the chamber can include their address on a driving route.
The deadline to submit an application is Friday, Nov. 27. For more information, send an email to King at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call the chamber at (229) 377-3663.
The progressive event will kick off on Thursday, Dec. 3, the date when the parade normally would have been scheduled, in the lot next to the chamber of commerce.
Santa will make an appearance between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., Cairo Coffee Company will give away free hot chocolate and coffee, and the 2019 chamber award winners will be on hand as community members drive through.