On behalf of the Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce, we wish you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday this week!
The gingerbread men came out to play last Saturday. Many thanks to Project Graduation volunteers as well as the many volunteers who came out to help. Now we get to light them up and keep working on the beautiful decorations in our Central Business District.
Thirtieth annual Festival of Lights and Lighted Parade: The chamber is hard at work organizing the 30th annual Festival of Lights and Lighted Parade, which is also the 15thanniversary of Smitty the Gingerbread Man! Join us Dec. 4 in Downtown Smithville for a full day of indoor and outdoor vendors, live music all day in the gazebo, kid and adult cornhole tournaments, kid’s fest area, free Playhouse Smithville production of “Christmas in Smithville” play and more from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., then the lighting of the gazebo and the lighted parade (gazebo lighting at 6:30 p.m., parade at 7 p.m.). Help us make the event a big success by signing on as a sponsor or come join us as a vendor or register for the cornhole tournament online at www.smithvilletx.org or call us at 512-237-2313. Many thanks to our daytime Festival of Lights sponsor: Tom and Debi Etheredge, and our Lighted Parade sponsor: Lost Pines Toyota.
Mixers: We had a wonderful mixer last week at First National Bank. Many thanks to everyone who came out and gave so generously to the Blue Santa project. If you’d like to make a donation, drop by the Smithville Police Department and make a monetary gift. Mark your calendars for our December Member Appreciation Mingle & Jingle Holiday Mixer hosted by Milton’s Fine Furniture and Pease Custom Floors on Dec. 16 at 5 p.m.
Let it Glow: We had such a great time last year with our Let it Glow holiday lighting event that we’re bringing it back again this year! Be sure to light up your home or business with holiday cheer. The judging will be done by the Smithville Garden Club and we’ll have lots of prizes for the winners. Be sure to register your home or business by calling us at 512-237-2313 so we know you are participating. Many thanks to our title sponsor: AQUA Water Supply Corp.
Sip & Shop Wine Stroll: Sip and shop for the holidays! Join us for a fun Sip & Shop. Many of our Downtown businesses will be partnering with local wineries to showcase their wine as you stroll and shop. Enjoy live music and food specials along the way on Dec. 11 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include a souvenir wine cup ($30 on the day of the event). Register at https://bit.ly/3oc0GDD or call 512-237-2313. Many thanks to our sponsors including our title sponsor WJC Constructors and our main event sponsor Independence Title.