Dillon Holiday Market set for today
Dillon kicks off its holiday season today with a Holiday Wonderland from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Main Street.The day begins with a Holiday Market featuring local artisans and food vendors located in the Town Center Mall on Main Street. The market hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.The market features holiday shopping items and specialty foods.Mrs. Claus will be in the mall throughout the day to make ornaments with the kids. The Summit Singers will be caroling in the mall around lunchtime and the Dickens Carolers will continue to spread the holiday cheer from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Holiday stories will be read to the children every hour on the hour, and on the half hour, the storybook will be raffled off.A booth at the fair will have a banner wishing troops a “Safe and Happy Holidays.”For the suggested donation of $1, people can sign their own holiday message for the troops. All proceeds will be used to assemble a care package to accompany the banner and be mailed off to a unit in Iraq. Any suggestions of a specific unit stationed in Iraq to receive this care package is welcome.Throughout the day, tables and boxes will set up in front of the mall for collection of nonperishable foods and canned goods. All collected items will be donated to the Family and Intercultural Resource Center’s food bank that is located in Summit Thrift and Treasure store in Dillon. Meals in a can are always a great item to donate.Santa and his reindeer will arrive at 5 p.m. Alpine Bank will be giving out Santa hats to the kids who have met with Santa, while supplies last.The Summit Choral Society will fill the air with holiday tunes from 5-7 p.m. As is tradition, Pug Ryan’s will be keeping everyone warm with free hotdogs – which always go fast. Starbuck’s coffee, hot cider and cookies will be available, as well as free kettle corn.Because of the pedestrian traffic for the fair, Main Street will be closed between Schroeder and Fiedler avenues all day. There is ample parking available on either side of the mall and on Buffalo Street.-Daily News staff report
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