Hello everyone and welcome to the Friday that kicks off a wonderful weekend.
Festivities begin today at 9 a.m., with the 2011 Holiday Book Sale, hosted by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library. Volunteers have been busy gathering donated books and organizing them like a high-class bookstore, to make your shopping easier. Some ultra-talented volunteers have gone so far as to create beautiful gift baskets that encase used books with new items like corresponding Beanie Babies. You may purchase a basket for $10, but don’t wait. Last year they sold out quickly. Who can resist a gift that’s already wrapped.
The Friends are going all out to make this a stress-free shopping season for you. The sale goes on at the main library today until 4 p.m., then tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. You’ll be so happy you stopped by and crossed a few things off of your gift list, all while supporting the wonderful programs of the Concord Free Public Library.
Santa Clause is Coming to Concord
The Big Guy himself will be stopping by Verrill Farm tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 3, from 3-5 p.m. Head on over to the heated greenhouse at Nine Acre Corner and give him your gift list. Don’t forget your camera. Santa will be in town all weekend, checking in on his elves at the Concord Indies, no doubt, and gracing our Holiday Tree Lighting on Sunday. Santa will be at the Toy Shop of Concord from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday. He will also grace the Holiday Parade, which begins at 5:15 p.m. Sunday and marches through Monument Square.
The Concord Chamber of Commerce, which hosts the parade and annual tree lighting, does an excellent job coordinating the events. I have attended many of these are they are so much fun for everyone. I recommend making your way downtown for this. The streets are closed off — plan your way in and out — so you can leisurely stroll the downtown shops. There is no easier way to shop the Concord Indies. Plus, many Indies are giving away cookies, hot cider and hot chocolate. Don’t forget to bring some spare change to donate to the Salvation Army. Those kettle collections add up, and provide funds to heat the homes of our friends and neighbors in need each winter.
This Sunday marks the first holiday party of the season for me. I have to bring a Yankee Swap gift valued around $10. I plan to purchase it right here in River City. Hmmm. Maybe even the Friends of the Concord Free Library Book Sale. I love having options.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
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