FREDERICKTOWN — Fredericktown will be hosting its annual Christmas Walk on Sunday, Dec. 4, from noon to 5 p.m. The Walk Committee invites everyone to attend and mark the beginning of the Christmas season, while supporting local charities that provide food and financial services to area residents.
Fredericktown has a unique partnership between the Christmas Walk volunteers, local businesses, area churches and community organizations, Food For The Hungry, Interchurch and The Salvation Army. Each year, this community event has something for everyone.
Visitors can ride through the town in horse-drawn wagons, be dazzled by beautiful ice sculptures and watch carving demonstrations. Children will enjoy carving their names in their own block of ice. There will be hot food and WNZR’s Christmas Karaoke at the Masonic Lodge, next door to the Village Office. Food and crafts will also be available at the Presbyterian Church located behind the gazebo. Children can make Christmas crafts at the Baptist church and stop by First-Knox National Bank to meet Santa for a picture and discuss their Christmas wishes. Woodcarving demonstrations can be seen 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Santa’s Toy Shop will be at the Free Will Baptist Church at 102 Columbus Road, across from the former high school.
The Annual Food For The Hungry Charity Auction, starting at 1 p.m., will offer heirloom recipe baked goods this year along with collectibles and items donated by area businesses. The local vendor’s craft bazaar also returns to the Presbyterian Church and the Fredericktown Community Fire District is excited to be selling beautiful poinsettias at the Masonic Lodge.
The first goal of the Christmas Walk is to raise money for Food For the Hungry to benefit Fredericktown Interchurch and The Salvation Army. Everyone who attends the Christmas Walk can help these organizations by buying their holiday poinsettias; bidding on the items at the Annual Charity Auction or by keeping an eye out for the red donation buckets at any of the Christmas Walk’s many free activities. Area businesses will throw out the welcome mat with treats and special offers so visitors to the Walk can get a leg up on their holiday shopping.
“Traditionally, the Fredericktown Community Christmas Walk is about having an event where families and individuals can come and experience the Christmas spirit the way it was meant to be,” said Ann Trudel, event coordinator.
For more information about fighting hunger in Knox County visit FoodForTheHungryCares.org.
Published on November 30, 2011