Plans have been made for a terrific evening in downtown Cherokee for the whole family on Thursday, Dec. 16, from the hours of 6 to 8 p.m. This is the evening that the stores are generally open for business, but this night will be also be a fun time as many of the front windows of downtown businesses will be sporting an activity. Each one is quite different from the other, and should remind folks of Christmas fun.
The idea is for kids of all ages to walk by all of the stores to see what's happening, in addition to doing some of your Christmas shopping. The restaurants and bars will be open as usual. The realtors are also providing hot drinks to warm the body.
Many windows will bring back memories for many of us, as we prepare for this very special holiday. The highlight will be a live nativity scene which the Meriden Free Evangelical Church graciously consented to do.
Across the street at The Framing Nook, young children may find Mrs. Santa in her chair, ready to greet them. They will also enjoy the vintage toy collection next door. Across the street will be live kittens---what young child doen't like kittens?
Many folks are sharing their talents, such as the Hospital Auxiliary when it comes to quilting. Dollie Morton is in another window with her crocheting, and Salley Joines in yet another window, with doll clothes that she loves to make. Not to be outdone by the females, Norris Torbensen will display his various wood carvings of vehicles and maybe some tractors. Some will be up for sale.
Vocal talents of fifth and sixth graders, students of Deb's School of Dance will do various routines and Jacob Fry is debuting his instrumental ensemble group with a reputation for being quite talented. All of this should be a real treat to hear and see.
The Girl Scouts will be busy making decorations for the tree the old fashion way. Mothers of PreSchool Children are an energetic group which will be creating cookies and making gift wrap with a special touch.
No home is complete without a Chrismas arrangement, and Rhoadside Blooming House has graciously offered to create several floral arrangements to be displayed in the window of Fashionette.
All in all, it should be a rather fun evening for everyone to get in the spirit. The new bakery, Break Time, will be offering fabulous reasonably-priced treats to indulge one's
appetite while strolling through town. Make plans to attend on Thursday, Dec. 16th, and show your appreciation for all those involved.