Final preparations under way for Onalaska’s Christmas in Our Town celebration Nov. 24
Polk County Enterprise - November 2007
ONALASKA – The Lake Livingston Area Tourism Council and the City of Onalaska will host the fifth annual Christmas in Our Town Saturday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Old Groveton Road near the Onalaska Fire Department.
The goal for ‘Christmas in Our Town’ is for all children to be given the chance to enjoy the spirit of Christmas regardless of race, religion, and economic status.
While many cannot afford Christmas in their homes, these children are now able to spend a day playing and listening to wonderful music at no charge to them.
Onalaska will be aglow with plenty of lights and fun for kids of all ages... and if they’ve been good, Santa may have something for them as well.
This year the organizers have 30 bicycles to give away. A boys and a girls bike will be given away every hour beginning at 10 a.m. and then at 5 p.m. the rest will be given away. Entrants must be present to win.
Santa will arrive in a lighted parade at 5:30 p.m. and each child that visits Santa afterwards gets a toy.
Activities include a petting zoo, pony rides, train rides, bungee jumps, face painting, three fun houses, Scrooge shows and a juggler throughout the day.
A wide variety of food and crafts will be available for purchase as well.
“If it weren’t for the tourism council and local merchants, we would not be able to pull something of this magnitude off,” said Patti Johnson, chairperson for Christmas in Our Town.