UPCOMING EVENTS IN 2017!

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TO HELP YOU PLAN YOUR YEAR AHEAD, HERE’S THE SCHEDULE FOR 2017:

DAFFODIL STROLL – MARCH 30, 31 & APRIL 1, 2017
SPRING GALA – APRIL 1, 2017
JULY SIDEWALK SALES – JULY 14 & 15, 2017
OLD FASHIONED BARGAIN DAYS – OCTOBER 6 & 7, 2017
CHRISTMAS STROLL, NOVEMBER 9-12, 2017

SAVE THESE DATES!!

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YES, IT’S ONLY AUGUST, BUT THE HUNTINGBURG MERCHANTS WILL BE HOSTING THEIR 31ST ANNUAL CHRISTMAS STROLL SOONER THAN YOU THINK!!

NOVEMBER 10-13, 2016 ARE THE DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDARS!

IF YOU’RE LIKE ME, THE MONTHS SEEM TO FLY PAST LIKE WEEKS AND EVERY YEAR IT GETS FASTER AND FASTER!

WE WILL FEATURE:

COOKIE WALK

STROLLING CAROLERS

HOLIDAY HOME TOUR

HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDS

FREE REFRESHMENTS

SANTA & MRS. CLAUS

AND MUCH MORE!!

WATCH THIS SPACE FOR UPDATES AND SPECIFIC TIMETABLES OF THESE GREAT ACTIVITIES!

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!

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Huntingburg Merchants Association is pleased to welcome some new members to our organization.  They are:  WITZ Radio, Old School Café, and  Bookkeeping and More!  Check out their pages to see what they have to offer!

TASTE OF “MAMA T’S” !!!

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MAMA T’S, THE NEW EATERY ON 4TH STREET, WILL BE OPEN ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8.  THEY WILL BE OFFERING TASTINGS AND SAMPLINGS OF THEIR YUMMY MENU!    GREAT TIME TO CHECK IT OUT IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY “SAMPLED” THEIR FINE FOODS!

AND REMEMBER, YOU CAN STILL BUY YOUR HOME TOUR TICKETS UNTIL 2:30  FOR THE TOUR WHICH WILL START AT 3:00.  IF YOU’RE RIDING THE BUS, BE AT CITY HALL NOT LATER THAN 2:45.

LANTERN LAUNCH — LOCATION CHANGE!!

DUE TO FIRE & CITY CODES, WE’VE HAD TO MOVE THE LANTERN LAUNCH, SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2015, TO:  MENS SOFTBALL FIELD BEHIND LEAGUE STADIUM.  TIME AND DATE ARE THE SAME!!

GATHER AT 5:00 TO READY OUR LANTERN.  LAUNCH AT 6:00 PM

BRING YOUR CAMERAS, MEET ESSAY WINNERS FROM 3RD GRADE CLASS FROM HUNTINGBURG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL!

CHRISTMAS STROLL EVENTS – DETAILS!

The Merchants Association welcomes everyone to our 30th Annual Christmas Stroll!  Below are the details for each day’s event.

NOV 8, SUNDAY:  SHOWPLACE HOME TOUR.  GORGEOUS HOMES – YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THIS EVENT!

TIME:  3:00 TO 7:00 PM.  TICKETS AVAILABLE AT DOWNTOWN EMPORIUM AND GEHLHAUSEN’S FLOWERS & GIFTS.

COST:  $10.00 PER PERSON FOR TOUR, PLUS $10.00 PER PERSON FOR BUS TOUR.  MAPS WILL BE GIVEN WITH PURCHASE OF TICKET FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO DRIVE THEMSELVES.

NOV 9, MONDAY:  LANTERN LAUNCH

LOCATION:  NEW LOCATION!!:  MENS SOFTBALL FIELD BEHIND LEAGUE STADIUM!!

TIME:  6:00 PM (ARRIVE AT 5:00 TO READY YOUR LANTERN!)

COST:  $3.00 PER LANTERN

LOCAL 3RD GRADE ESSAY WINNERS WILL BE GIVEN FREE LANTERNS AND BE THE FIRST TO SEND THEIR LANTERNS OFF.  ESSAYS WILL BE BOUND SO EVERYONE CAN SHARE.

NOV 10, TUESDAY  TREE LIGHTING, LIGHT UP 4TH STREET AND STORYTIME AT LIBRARY.

TIME:  6:00 – STORYTIME IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWS THE TREE LIGHTING.

THERE WILL BE GREAT STORIES TOLD AND GOODIE BAGS FOR ALL THE CHILDREN.

NOV 11, WEDNESDAY  MISTLETOE WALK FOR K9

LOCTION:  CHARLES E. NIEHAUS PARK

TIME:  6:00 – WALK WILL START.  REGISTRATION STARTS AT 5:00 PM

COST:  $20.00 PRE-REGISTRATION; $25.00 DAY OF EVENT.  TEE SHIRTS WITH PRE-REGISTRATION.  FORMS AVAILABLE AT BETH CARTER EXQISITE BRIDAL.  CALL BETH AT 812-683-3777.

BRING YOUR DOG!  THERE WILL BE DOG GOODIES AT THE END OF THE WALK (AND PEOPLE GOODIES, TOO!).  DON’T HESITATE TO WEAR YOUR ANTLERS OR SANTA HAT, OR THAT UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER!  ALL WALKERS WILL BE GIVEN GLO NECKLACES TO WEAR.  ALL PROCEED GO TO THE HUNTINGBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR THEIR K9 UNIT – GREAT CAUSE, GREAT EVENT!

NOVEMBER 12, THURSDAY  GIVING BACK THURSDAY

TIME:  ALL DAY EVENT – 10:00 AM TO 6:00 PM.

LOCATION:  PARTCIPATING RETAILERS ON 4TH STREET.

BENEFICIARY:  SHARED ABUNDANCE

MOST STORES WILL HAVE A GIFT-WRAPPED BOX IN THEIR STORE OR AT THEIR STOREFRONT TO ACCEPT DONATIONS OF NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS, ALL OF WHICH WILL GO DIRECTLY TO SHARED ABUNDANCE.  SOME STORES MAY ALSO HAVE A CASH DONATION BOX INSIDE THE STORE FOR THOSE WHO TO SHARE THEIR ABUNDANCE THAT WAY.  GREAT WAY TO HELP THIS ORGANIZATION HELP OTHERS!

NOVEMBER 13, FRIDAY  MUSEUM AND CHRISTMAS HOUSE OPEN

TIME:  5:00PM TO 9:00 PM – MUSEUM & CHRISTMAS HOUSE OPEN

MUSEUM LOCATION – CITY HALL; CHRISTMAS HOUSE 519 E. 4TH STREET

TOUR THE MUSEUM AND STOP BY THE CHRISTMAS HOUSE FOR SOME REFRESHMENT!

ALL STORES OPEN UNTIL 9:00 PM

NOVEMBER 14, SATURDAY – SHOPPING, SHOPPING, SHOPPING!  SANTA & MRS. CLAUS ARRIVE!  FREE CARRIAGE RIDES! GOODIES IN STORES, MUSEUM OPEN FROM 12:00-3:00.  STROLLING CAROLERS!

CELEBRATION SINGERS AT SALEM CHURCH AT 7:00 – FREE!

STORES ARE OPEN UNTIL 7:00 PM

NOVEMBER 15, SUNDAY    SHOPPING, SHOPPING, CARRIAGE RIDES, COOKIE WALK!  PARADE!

COOKIE WALK AT OLD TOWN HALL AT 12:00

STORES ARE OPEN UNTIL 5:00.

CARRIAGE RIDES FROM 12:00 NOON TO 3:00.

PARADE STARTS AT 5:00.  REGISTER FOR THE PARADE UNTIL NOVEMBER 6.  FOR DETAILS AND FORMS, CONTACT LINDA GEHLHAUSEN AT 812-683-2812 OR LIZ WERTMAN (CHAMBER OF COMMERCE) AT 812-683-5699.  WE HAVE ROOM FOR 10 MORE ENTRIES!

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US IN THIS ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION !!

The Merchants Association also thanks you for supporting our local businesses.

MISTLETOE TROT/WALK REGISTRATION FORM!

 

 

FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS WALK (WITH OR WITHOUT THEIR DOG), THE FOLLOWING IS THE REGISTRATION FORM.  PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY, PRINT IT OUT, COMPLETE THE FORM AND SUBMIT, WITH CHECK, TO BETH CARTER AT BETH CARTER’S BRIDAL AT 324 4TH STREET, HUNTINGBURG, IN.  PHONE 812-683-3777.  img036

IF YOU CANNOT ACCESS THIS FORM, PLEASE CONTACT ME VIA EMAIL AT GRAINRYANTIQUES@GMAIL.COM AND I WILL SEND IT TO YOU VIA EMAIL.

WHAT A GREAT EVENT, AND WHAT A GREAT CAUSE!

Susan Engelbrecht

HMA Secretary

HAPPENING NOV. 8TH – 15TH!!

YES, THE HUNTINGBURG 30TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS STROLL IS ONLY A FEW WEEKS AWAY!  CHECK OUT WHAT WE HAVE PLANNED FOR THIS VERY SPECIAL EDITION OF THE STROLL:

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8:  SHOWPLACE HOME TOUR FROM 3:00 TO 7:00 PM.  WE HAVE 5 GORGEOUS HOMES FOR YOU TO TOUR.  SINCE THIS IS A DRIVING TOUR, YOU CAN DRIVE YOURSELF OR BUY A BUS TICKET TO JUST SIT BACK AND RELAX.  TOUR TICKETS ARE $10.00.  BUS TICKET IS ANOTHER $10.00.  IF YOU’VE ALWAYS TAKEN THIS TOUR, YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS ONE!

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9:  LANTERN LAUNCH AT METHODIST CHURCH 6:00 PM.  LETTERS WRITTEN BY LOCAL SCHOOL CHILDREN WILL BE ATTACHED TO THE LANTERNS, ALONG WITH AN IDENTIFYING STICKER.  LET’S SEE HOW FAR ONE OF THESE WILL TRAVEL!  MORE INFO ON THIS EVENT TO FOLLOW SHORTLY!

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10:  TREE LIGHTING AND LIGHT UP THE STREET.  STORYTIME AT THE LIBRARY.  THERE WILL BE GOODY BAGS FOR THE KIDDIES!

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11: MISTLETOE WALK AT 6:00 PM AT NIEHAUS PARK.  THERE IS A $20.00 ADVANCE REGISTRATION FEE.  PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 26!!  FEE DAY OF EVENT IS $25.00.  PRICE GUARANTEES A TEE SHIRT FOR PRE-REGISTRANTS.  IT WOULD BE GREAT (AND FUN) IF ALL PARTICIPANTS DRESSED UP FESTIVELY IN UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATERS, ANTLERS, ETC. GLO NECKLACES WILL BE PROVIDED.  PET DOGS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!!  THERE WILL BE TREATS FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS (INCLUDING THE DOGGIES!).   ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT WILL BENEFIT THE HUNTINGBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT IN THEIR QUEST TO BUY AND FUND A K-9 UNIT.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12:  “GIVE BACK THURDSAY”.  ANYONE WHO BRINGS IN CANNED GOODS TO PARTICIPATING RETAILERS WILL RECEIVE A DISCOUNT OR FREEBIE.  ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT WILL BENEFIT SHARED ABUNDANCE.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13:  CHRISTMAS HOUSE & MUSEUM OPEN, STROLLING CAROLERS, AND LOTS OF SHOPPING!  STORES OPEN UNTIL 9:00.  COME DOWNTOWN AND ENJOY!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14:  CARRIAGE RIDES FROM 12:00 – 5:00; SANTA AND MRS CLAUS ARRIVE IN TOWN!  MUSEUM IS OPEN!  CELEBRATION SINGERS PERFORMING AT THE SALEM CHURCH AT 7:00 PM.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15:  CARRIAGE RIDES FROM 12:00 – 5:00 PM, SHOPPING, PARADE STARTS AT 5:00!

SAVE THE DATES!! HUNTINGBURG’S 30TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS STROLL!!

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MERCHANTS CHRISTMAS STROLL COMMITTEE HAS BEEN WORKING LONG AND HARD TO PUT TOGETHER A SPECIAL “WEEK-LONG” STROLL THIS YEAR!  THERE ARE SOME CHANGES TO THE USUAL PROGRAM (LIKE THE HOME TOUR) AND SEVERAL NEW EVENTS ARE SCHEDULED.  SO, BE SURE TO KEEP THESE DATES ON HAND!

30TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS STROLL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 

Sun, Nov 8:  Holiday Home Tour (driving tour this year – bus available)

Mon, Nov 9: Lantern Launch

Tue, Nov 10: Official Tree Lighting & Light up 4th Street, Story Time (Library)

Wed, Nov 11: Mistletoe Trot (5K)  Proceeds from this event will benefit the Huntingburg Police Department in the purchase of a K-9 Unit.

Thu, Nov 12:   Give Back Night!  Bring canned goods to retailers and receive a discount or freebie!  This event benefits Shared Abundance on 4th Street

Fri, Nov 13: Old Fashioned Christmas characters, Hospitality House & Museum open

Sat, Nov 14: Carriage Rides, Mr & Mrs Santa, Museum Open, Celebration Singers

Sun, Nov 15: carriage rides, Christmas Parade

AND, OF COURSE, ALL THE SHOPS ARE OPEN FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING!

WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THE EVENTS!