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Jasper County Tribune

Santa is making his way into Colfax for Colfax Country Christmas

Colfax Country Christmas is right around the corner which means it is time to get the stockings ready and hot chocolate as Santa Claus is coming to town with his sleigh and reindeer.

The Colfax Country Christmas is planned from 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7 in Colfax. The event will bring plenty of activities and food for Jasper County residents to enjoy in the spirit of Christmas. Businesses are being encouraged to hold carnival-like open houses for kids.

“It serves as an opportunity for businesses to do an open house, they usually do like a Christmas open house,” Colfax Main Street Director Stuart Patterson said.

Of course the horse drawn carriage rides through Colfax will be whisking families around again this year. Plume Hill Carriage will be providing the carriage and horse while Dickerson Mechanical will be sponsoring the cost of the rides for families.

“We are trying to decorate our carriage ride route ... Dickersons are pretty good with donating time, they have an employee go out and set up electrical,” Patterson said.

This year’s event will feature some old favorites of the past but will also have an infusion of new ideas. Events like the snowball drop have been retired, while new activities, that hopefully become tradition, will take front and center.

“Main Street would like to thank all the past volunteers that helped out with old traditions,” Patterson said.

Colfax will be filled with new activities like a chili cook off and an ugly sweater contest. A meat raffle will also be available during the Colfax Country Christmas. Interested parties can contact the Colfax Main Street office for more information on these events.

“This year we have some new things that we are going to try to do,” Patterson said.” We are trying to do a little bit different events.”

Christmas season can be full of cheer and togetherness and that is what Patterson said one of their jobs is at Colfax Main Street. To bring the community together with an event to celebrate, like Main Street often does in Colfax.

“One of our jobs is to increase community pride and community togetherness,” Patterson said.

Colfax Main Street will post more information on their social media pages such as Facebook as Santa Claus gets closer to pulling into town. Holiday cheer will make its way into Colfax Dec. 7 as the businesses and community members in Colfax come together to celebrate.

“When we have businesses and groups working together it kind of helps create a sense of community pride and a sense of togetherness,” Patterson said.

Contact Dustin Teays at 641-792-3121 ext. 6533 or dteays@newtondailynews.com

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