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December 7: Home for the Holidays
Saturday, December 7, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m, Veterans Mall, downtown Greenfield.
Greenfield, known for its picturesque and vibrant downtown, features a quintessential American Main Street where you can enjoy dining, shopping, entertainment, history, architecture, and recreation by simply taking a stroll. At the season’s Home for the Holidays celebration, you’ll find Santa from 11-1; caroling by Greenfield Middle and High Schools, Stoneleigh-Burnham School, and Paul Calcari's new Franklin County Community Chorus from 1-3; and Our Family Farms hot chocolate (while supplies last)! This year, more than twenty businesses will participate in an artful holiday windows display contest and you will have a chance to take in these installations and vote on your favorite. Maps of participating locations will be available ahead of time here or on our facebook page, but voting will only take place the day of the event. Two randomly drawn voters will win $250 Greenfield shopping sprees. Don’t leave without adding this year’s GBA Landmark Ornament featuring the beautiful First National Bank building on Bank Row. We celebrate the Holidays in style and we hope you'll join us!
December 11: 2nd Annual Celebrity Bartending with Jim Zaccara at Taylor's Tavern
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m, Taylor's Tavern, downtown Greenfield.
Were you looking for a way to contribute to the GBA's beautiful Holiday Lights but couldn't sponsor a star? Well, have we got an opportunity for you! Come on down to the warm environs of Taylor's Tavern and bask in the glow of Jim Zaccara's bartending and your GBA buddies' goodwill. Plus, enter to win drawings! And if you DID sponsor a star well heck, come on down so we can thank you in person!
Holiday Window Display Contest
The GBA will again be running its Holiday Window Display Contest and we want to make it bigger and better than ever! Do we always say that? Well, it's always true! Our dream is to see every business downtown sporting a festive window and YOU can help make that dream a reality.
What's in it for you, you say? Well, aside from holiday cheer, goodwill, feet through the door, Caitlin's eternal gratitude, and all that stuff, the top two vote-getters will receive one of two media packages provided by WHAI or Bear Country (25 commercials, value $825) and The Recorder (three 2" x 10" full-color ads, value $1,000).
And what's in it for the voters? Two lucky voters, whose names will be drawn at random, will win $250 Greenfield shopping sprees. Voting will take place only on the day of our Home for the Holidays event - Saturday, December 7 - and must be done in person so look for a bunch of people coming downtown to have fun and shop, eat, and shop some more.
There is a $25 fee for businesses to enter (dollars or gift certificate); $20 for GBA members. We'll bring you a ballot box and a sign for your window and you'll appear on the ballot/map handed out to all the voters. Caitlin will be around any day now with the paperwork to sign up but if you'd like to get a jump on it or need more info, feel free to call her at 774.2791 or email email@example.com.
The Holiday Lights Program Is Here!
What's that you say? It's only been fall for five measly days? Well, I hate to alarm you, but Thanksgiving is just around the corner. And you all know what that means - no, not indigestion, it's the GBA's fabulous Holiday Lighting Program!
Yes, it's better to light ninety poles than to curse the darkness, and this year we're excited to be rolling out some really great upgrades to our decorations. Not only will we be starting the process of replacing the incandescent light strings with long-lasting, warm-white LEDs, but we'll also be adding light to the arms (the designer, Nan Parati, calls these the "spiders") at the tops of about thirty-five poles.
Sponsorships are available at three different levels - $100, $500, and $1,000. All sponsors get their name on a light pole star (or someone else's name, should you care to sponsor a dedication or memorial). Sponsorships at the $500 level make you a named sponsor at December's Home for the Holidays event; sponsorships at the $1,000 level make you a named sponsor at that and all other GBA events throughout the year.
Help the GBA create and install the prettiest downtown decorations around and foster the holiday spirit in Greenfield!
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Or you could always get in touch with me, Caitlin, via email or 774.2791.
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