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Christmas happenings

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By The Staff

Shop-With-a-Cop

The Spencer County Sheriff’s office is now accepting donations for our Shop-With-a-Cop program. Donations can be made to any sheriff’s deputy or at the sheriff’s office on Main Street. All proceeds go directly to help needy children in the community. Any donation amount will be accepted.

Help Santa give Diabetes

the boot

Spencer County Physical Therapy will be hosting their “Santa Claus has a Cause” event to raise awareness of juvenile diabetes. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for photos Thursday, Dec. 4 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. The cost of one photo will be $8, or you can purchase two for $10. Each photo will have a Christmas theme border that is ready for framing.

In addition to photos with Santa, visitors can enjoy free cookies, cocoa, try their luck with a 50/50 raffle and check out games and crafts.

All proceeds will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Christmas Open House at the Red Scooter

Try some of our secret holiday punch along with sweet treats. Get a picture with Santa, December 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $5. For more details stop by the Red Scooter or call Beverly at 477-6608.

Christmas Home Tour

Come enjoy some of Spencer County’s most beautiful properties all decked out for the holidays during the Christmas Home Tour. This year, the tour will be held December 6, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Guests are encouraged to begin the tour with an open house at The Red Scooter and end with treats and live music at the Sanctuary Arts Center. Tickets will be $15 and can be purchased at The Red Scooter.

Letters to Santa due Dec. 10

The Spencer Magnet will be (once again) publishing children’s Letters to Santa. To ensure that the staff at the North Pole receive all those requests in time, the Magnet requests that all letters be submitted via e-mail by Wednesday, December 10. Letters can be sent to Robin Bass at editor@spencermagnet.com. Please, only students in grades kindergarden through third grade.

Christmas on Main Street

Spend the evening with family and friends by enjoying horse-drawn buggy rides, a live nativity scene, train rides and caroling at this year’s Christmas on Main Street. The event will be held Friday, December 12 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Santa Claus will be receiving Christmas requests from children of all ages at the Spencer County Fiscal Court building. The first 200 children that register with Santa will receive candy and a ticket for free hot dog, chips and drink which they can receive in the Chamber and their name will be put in for gift drawings. Santa will be at the Chamber to help with prize giveaways at 8 p.m.

The official lighting of the town Christmas tree is scheduled for 6 p.m. Other events include live music and concessions at the Chamber of Commerce building.

Christmas tree contest and auction

Help the Main Street renovation project by donating a decorated Christmas tree, wreath or table center piece to be auctioned this season. Get those creative ideas flowing and make sure entries are completed by the December 5 deadline. Decorative pieces will be displayed at the Sanctuary Arts Center, located on Main Street, December 6 - 12. During that time, a silent auction will take place. A live auction will be held Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. All proceeds will go toward the Main Street renovation. Call Laurita at 477-5552 for more details.

Open call for artists

Sanctuary Arts Center invites local and regional artists to display for Christmas shopping.

With the economy, job losses and uncertainty, people are looking for a sense of community and heartfelt, unique, interesting and affordable gifts for Christmas. Artist and craftspeople are looking for new limited selling opportunities.

The Sanctuary Arts Center would like to invite local artists and craftspeople to display and sell their work through the holiday shopping season. This community has some of the most amazing talent - musicians, artists, basket weavers, quilters, gourd growers, jelly makers - the list is endless. The community also has several really wonderful holiday events coming up. This could be an opportunity for those who sell at seasonal shows to have some winter sales.

Christmas Y-art sale

The Sanctuary Art Center will be hosting a Y-art sale through Christmas. All of us go through phases. For those that would like to sell their past phases, we will accept collectible prints or original art for sale. One person’s old Pat Day print is someone else’s new find.

Items will be displayed and sold on commission. If any artists, craftspeople, whitlers, jelly makers and phase people, would like to display their items, please call 354-0404. We would like to have items in before Thanksgiving, however, will continue to add as space allows. Space is limited.