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Fennville Holiday Celebration Collaboration
Posted: Nov 16, 2011

Looking for something to do now that the weather is getting colder?  The Greater Fennville Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Development Authority, and the Fennville Arts Movement are joining together to provide a day of fun activities for all ages, Saturday, December 3, 2011.  In order to promote local shopping and dining, and to provide a more relaxing, family-oriented event, the Holiday Committee decided to hold the event Saturday instead of Friday, as was tradition.  Starting the Holiday Celebration is the Downtown Business Window Decorating Contest.  Participating downtown businesses will have a ballot box located within their establishment for people to vote on their display.  Ballots will be collected and counted on Saturday at 3pm; the public is welcomed to cast their ballots to determine the winner of the People’s Choice Award, with the announcement and prize being awarded at the tree lighting ceremony.  Voting begins Friday, November 25th.

Other activities throughout the day include a Christmas tree sale by the Boy Scouts of America Troop 2 (9a-5p), a holiday craft time from 10a-noon at the Fennville District Library, and a Holiday Art Hang at Salt of the Earth from 11a-3p.  The Holiday Art Hang will be put on by the Fennville Arts Movement and offers free admission, appetizers, cash bar, and a chance to meet local artists, and purchase their pieces.   Continuing in afternoon fun, Steven’s Hotel is hosting an Ugly Sweater Contest from 3p-5p, with the ugliest sweater being awarded a prize.  The day will conclude with the holiday parade at 5p (line up at the Elementary School at 4:45) with a prize package for voted best float, a tree lighting ceremony and caroling at 5:30, and pictures with Santa and a coloring contest at the Children’s Museum of Fennville at 6p.  Winners of the coloring contest will be awarded Hop N gift certificates.  For further information or questions about the event, please e-mail, or visit or

Consider keeping Christmas shopping local, Fennville has many options!  Start with picking up a tree either from Troop 2 on December 3rd, or stop by Barager Pines Farm for a Christmas tree.  Give a destination gift with a gift certificate from any one of Fennville’s local businesses, or purchase local art from one of the many artists located in and surrounding the city!  Money is kept within the area by shopping at and supporting local businesses, in turn boosting the economy, helping local business owners, and creating a greater sense of community.  Fennville has much to offer, make a point to stop to see what this city is about!

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