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Our Town Coshocton event encourages shopping local

| December 7, 2016

COSHOCTON – Our Town Coshocton’s first annual ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas event will be held downtown Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Children’s activities kick off at 9:30 a.m. in the ArtPARK with an ornament hunt for kids up to age 10 (please bring a Christmas gift bag to hold found ornaments). Free donuts and cocoa will also be available to all children in attendance. At 10:30 a.m., Santa Claus will take the stage for a special reading of Clement Moore’s poem “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.” After the reading, Santa will mingle with children and hand out a small gift to each child. Children are also welcome to do a snowman craft provided by the Coshocton Public Library before heading on a self-guided tour of the library’s “Snowmen at Christmas” story walk down Main Street.

The event also features the Sugar-Plum Shop Hop where shoppers can earn entry tickets for a chance to win prizes by making purchases at participating shops on Main Street. Raffle prizes include a marble-top sofa and end tables, a hand-held Riccar vacuum, an antique glass dish, an outdoor decor flag pole with 12 flags, a Sofia Bella handbag, an Android tablet, a custom Christmas ornament, a throw blanket, a basket of salon products, store gift cards donated by several businesses, and a grand prize of Dean’s Jewelry diamond earrings valued at $599 and donated by Our Town Coshocton. Prizes will be on display throughout the day at the Coshocton Village Inn and Suites where the drawing will be held at 3 p.m. Additional entry tickets will be available for purchase. Winners do not need to be present at the time of drawing and will be notified promptly.

For information and details on the Sugar-Plum Shop Hop, visit Our Town Coshocton on Facebook. The following businesses will be participating in the shop hop: A Touch of Class Hair Salon, Carroll’s Men’s Shop, Carton’s Shoes, Coshocton Antique Mall, Coshocton Furniture, Dean’s Jewelry, Electronics Medic & Gift Shop, The Gift Depot, Mercantile on Main, Sheree’s Salon & Spa, Showpiece Creations and Wilson Carpet & Furniture.

The Our Town Coshocton all-volunteer Board of Directors is exploring ways it can help create a livelier Main Street in Coshocton. With guidance from Ohio’s official historic preservation and Main Street organization, Heritage Ohio,  Our Town Coshocton endeavors to work with government and other local organizations to foster economic development, preservation and restoration of historic buildings, and help revitalize downtown.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for upcoming 2017 events, as well as opportunities for individuals and businesses to support the Our Town Coshocton mission of revitalization. For information on how to sponsor, invest, or volunteer in your local Main Street organization, Our Town Coshocton, e-mail [email protected].

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