Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Scottsboro Jingles with Christmas Spirit!

Downtown Scottsboro's own Lindsey Garner gets ready for Jingle Bell Square!



Another successful Downtown Scottsboro event is in the history books. Scottsboro's all volunteer Downtown Scottsboro committee pulled off Jingle Bell Square, a two day event, with no funds and little time, but lots of help. With a mission to bring attention and folks back to the beautiful and historic square in the heart of Scottsboro, the group of concerned citizens is starting small and hoping to grow more interest in the downtown area. Jingle Bell Square is the second event the group has hosted on the square. A movie night back in September was the first. Both events have been well received and attended, encouraging the volunteer group to keep trying to plan activities and events for visitors and locals to enjoy.

The highlight of Jingle Bell Square was a host of Santas from around the world. In addition to the jolly old elf we are used to, traditional Santas from Ireland, Scotland, Russia and Germany all made an appearance.



This photo and the one above, courtesy Angela Seabolt Kyser.



Not one, but two horse drawn wagons gave children and adults alike a ride around the beautiful square.




Lots of tasty treats were available for purchase. From hot dogs to spiced nuts, hot cider to hot chocolate, there was something for everyone.

The Lions Club sold fresh, shelled pecans.

Hot drinks were welcome on the chilly nights
McIllwain's Kettle Corn is always a hit! They have lots of flavors, some sweet, some spicy, but all delicious!


Warm, cinnamony spiced nuts were so good!
The grilled hot dogs were a sell out!
A professional DJ, Brian Anderson, donated his services and provided festive music which put everyone in the holiday spirit!


 Visitors could purchase Downtown Scottsboro t shirts and vote for their favorite storefront decorations at the Jingle Bell Gift Shoppe.


There were activities for the kiddos. The young and young at heart could fill a bag of reindeer food at the Reindeer Food Bar and craft a paper plate angel, too.




It was a fun night on the town for everyone!


Even the pampered pets got in the spirit of the season!






What's next? Ideas are being tossed around. Stay tuned to see what Downtown Scottsboro comes up with and find out how you can help!
Richi Reynolds
Richi Reynolds

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