The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

November 9, 2012

Making a list? Athens Christmas Open House Nov. 17-18

The News Courier

Holiday shoppers should begin check- ing their gift list and getting ready for the annual Christmas Open House in Athens.

The event, organized by the Greater Limestone County Chamber of Com- merce and Spirit of Athens, will be held all day Saturday, Nov. 17, and from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18.

Organizers promise a weekend of unique shopping, yuletide fellowship, and holiday fun.

Participating businesses will offer in- store specials, refreshments, and door prizes.

All door prize entries will be included in the grand prize drawing for a Scott Kay

sterling silver and 18-carat yellow gold, blue topaz, garnet, and smoky quartz necklace from Hobbs Jewelers. The win- ner will not have to be present to win.

Participating businesses include Ben- nett’s, CEI Bookstore, Claborn Special- ties, Crawford’s, Gray & Holt, Hendricks- Patton, Hobbs Jewelers, Hyatt & Sims, Kid’s World, Limestone Drug, Pablo’s, Pi- mentos, Sav-a-Life of Limestone County, SheaLeigh’s/MEWS, Southside Pharma- cy, Sweetest Things Tea Room, Trinity’s, U.G. White, and Village Pizza.

Community sponsors include ASU Center for Lifelong Learning and Athens- Limestone Hospital.

Christmas Festivities will be held in downtown Athens during the two-day event.

Activities include carolers and enter- tainment, cookies from Mrs. Claus, activ- ities for kids, and carriage rides around the Square will be available for $5 per person with Fancy Traveling Carriage Rides.

Santa will arrive by fire truck at the Center for Lifelong Learning, located at 121 S. Marion St., from 1-4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

For more information, contact the Greater Limestone County Chamber of Commerce at 256-232-2600.

— Lora Scripps