Delayed holiday event was successful

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This year’s icy weather conditions caused “A Christmas Carroll” to be delayed for a week.  People with crafts, parade and food entries planned for this event and disappointed.  However, safety was an issue that had to be considered. The ice and snow caused the tent where the event was to be held to collapse. Luckily, no one got hurt.

The Carrollton Main Street Program Committee rescheduled the event and we are very glad we did.

I would like to thank all of the generous people who entered our eighth annual “Visions of  Sugar Plums” bake-off held at McNeal’s during the event held Saturday, Dec. 14.  Thirty-nine beautiful desserts were turned in for a chance to win a new range from McNeal’s.  Also special thanks to our judges, Carrollton Mayor Gene McMurry,  David Wilhoite, Laman Stark, Mary Louden and John Welch. And most of all special thanks to Brad McNeal for making all of this possible.  After the judging of the desserts the winners of the contest were posted in the front at McNeal’s store. This event was truly a “Vision of Sugar Plums.” 

Special thanks to Jennifer Munsie of Bella’s Style on Main for her hard work  organizing the Christmas parade.  After losing some of the entries to bad weather, she was still able to pull together a wonderful parade that brought Santa Claus to downtown. Thanks to Hillary Arney with the Carroll County Public Library for allowing Main Street to hold its events there this year.  Thanks to the Carrollton Police Department officers who took pictures of children visiting Santa to benefit the Shop with a Cop program. And thank you to the many other volunteers who helped make all of the events happen.

Special thanks to Earl Floyd Ford for its sponsorship and the television give a way, cash prizes and trophies for the parade.  Thanks to WKID Froggy radio for its sponsorship of the event.

Thanks to all the people in our community who attended.

Deborah Garrett

Carrollton Main Street Program

Promotional Committee Chairwoman