Janna Bass Chamber director
November 13, 2013
With Christmas a little over a month away, I am beginning to get in the Christmas spirit. My husband would say I am already in the Christmas spirit since our house is often filled with the tunes of Christmas music and decorations are already going up! I enjoy everything about the Christmas holiday from family celebrations, decorations, giving the gift of warmth with the Coat Closet, and most importantly, the real meaning of Christmas with the birth of baby Jesus. As we all get into the holiday spirit, I encourage you to join us for the many festive celebrations taking place this holiday season.
Last year’s annual “Christmas in the City” event once again received rave reviews where over 400 guests enjoyed the event’s activities. We are excited about this year’s event as the Clinton Main Street Program, City of Clinton, Sampson County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Sampson County History Museum, Sampson Arts Council, and the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce partner to bring to you the third annual Christmas in the City on Thursday, Dec. 5. We encourage you to join us in downtown Clinton for the tree lighting celebration at 5:30 p.m. followed by a wide variety of events including museum tours, carriage and hay rides, gingerbread decorating, live entertainment, and much more. We look forward to another great event with an evening full of festive activities and we hope you will come to the history museum to search for a great Christmas gift for someone special. What a great way to Christmas shop while also contributing to the Sampson County History Museum.
Ho Ho Ho! I think Santa is planning to make another appearance at this year’s Christmas in Clinton parade! Rudolph confirmed that he will be guiding Santa and his sleigh to Downtown Clinton on Saturday, Dec. 14. Join Santa and his reindeer that day for the Christmas in Clinton parade which begins at 10 a.m. in downtown Clinton. The Christmas in Clinton Parade is truly a staple to our county seat and we look forward to another great family fun tradition. If you are interested in being a part of the parade, visit our website at www.clintonsampsonchamber.org to view the application or give us a call at 592-6177. Please submit your parade applications by Nove. 15 in order to be on Santa’s list.
As always, thank you again to each of the volunteers and committed business and community leaders that have come together to ensure these festive events are a part of Sampson County. It is because of the partnerships and strong attendance, these events are able to continue and grow. We look forward to another festival holiday season.