December 7, 2018
By: Suzanne Williams
The Downtown Smithville Christmas on the Square celebration had a wonderful new addition of “live” display windows by local businesses for 2018. This new feature added a fun and magical element to an already successful event.
“We would like to thank all the businesses that participated, along with the City of Smithville Mayor and staff, DeKalb County elected officials and staff, local churches, civic organizations, Justin Potter Library Director and staff, and the Sheriff’s Department that volunteered their time and resources to make this a wonderful night for families to come together during the Christmas season, says Chamber Director Suzanne Williams.
“We are also grateful to Smithville Mayor Josh and Melissa Miller for personally donating $250 to the top Window Display Winner’s charity of their choice and to Chamber Board Member, Connie Tjarks, who took our ‘live’ window idea and worked with the very willing downtown business owners. The window displays turned out better than we could have imagined. So many attendees have expressed their appreciation and especially grateful for the joy it brought to their children. The business owners are excited by the response and are already thinking of new ideas for next year,” says Williams.
The night included many themes including DeKalb County Florist’s “Frozen,” Savvy Scrubs’ Snowman and Snowball Fight,” and D&D Fashions’ Life-Size “Elf on the Shelf.” The judges expressed what a difficult time it was trying to come to a decision for the awards, because all the windows were amazing.
The top prize went to Old Timers Antiques’ “Old Fashion Christmas.” The charity they choose for the $250 was Diggity Dog for Danielle Therique for a service dog. The “Most Creative” Award went to Jamie A Boutique’s “Christmas Music Box.” The “Crowd Favorite” Award was presented to Cantrell’s Clothing’s Grinch Window. The “Most Original” Award went to Button Willow General Store for their “Home for the Holidays” theme. The “Chamber Choice” Award was presented to The Vintage Owl.
Window Display Winners:
Old Timers Antiques’ Old Fashion Christmas
Chamber Director Suzanne Williams, Old Timers’ Antique Manager Judy Hatfield, Smithville Mayor Josh Miller
Jamie A Boutique’s Christmas Music Box Award
Amanda Blair, Chamber Director Suzanne Williams
Cantrell’s Clothing’s The Grinch
Owners Phillip and Marilyn Cantrell, Chamber Director Suzanne Williams
Button Willow General Store’s Home for the Holidays
Owner Angela Brown, Chamber Director Suzanne Williams
The Vintage Owl’s Charlie Brown Christmas
Vintage Owl Employee Louise Prater, Chamber Director Suzanne Williams
Annual Tree Lighting Helps Kicks off Christmas on the Square (VIEW VIDEO HERE)
December 6, 2018
By: Dwayne Page
Christmas on the Square Thursday night featured the annual lighting of the Christmas Tree on the west side of the courthouse.
(View video below)
Smithville First Baptist Church Choir and LIVE Models Entertain During Christmas on the Square (VIEW VIDEOS BELOW)
December 6, 2018
By: Dwayne Page
A Choir from the Smithville First Baptist Church entertained with Christmas classics from the steps of the courthouse during Thursday night’s “Christmas on the Square”
In addition to the videos below view almost 30 photos from Christmas on the Square in the slide show and photo gallery on the WJLE homepage
(VIEW VIDEO BELOW)
(VIEW VIDEO OF LIVE MODEL ANNA RACHEL BLAIR AT JAMIE A BOUTIQUE WITH THE THEME “SUGAR PLUM FAIRY MUSIC BOX)
(VIEW VIDEO OF LIVE MODELS in the story window of Cantrell’s the home of Fluty: The Grinch is portrayed by Deana Ruth Colwell and Cindy Lou Who is played by Lola Colwell)
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