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Christmas Events Are Friday

The horse-drawn carriages will be back Friday.

By David Howell

WATER VALLEY – Frosty the Snowman, horse-drawn carriages, shopping, and singing are all on the schedule again Friday night after stormy weather delayed a portion of Christmas in the Valley originally scheduled last weekend.
    The action starts at 5 p.m. with carriage rides that will go up Panola Street and back down Dupuy Street until 8.
    Music will start at the Bandstand at 5:30 as church choirs, both adult and children will perform. The Chamber will also serve hot chocolate as store on Main Street stay open as the shopping deadline for Christmas nears.
    “Hopefully this will help the businesses, giving them a good push before Christmas,” reported Cham-ber President Tyler Hill about the late evening shopping
    Hill also reported last Saturday’s portion of Christmas in the Valley that included the Christmas parade and home tour were very successful after the rain moved out early Saturday morning.
    “We were pleased with the turnout with the home tours,” Hill told the Herald, with the tour count reaching 110 people.
    People came from Olive Branch, Tunica, Batesville, Bruce, Oxford, Oakland and Coffeeville. He also talked to one couple who stayed the whole weekend at the Blu-Buck Mercantile upstairs apartment, enjoying the activities and spending money in town. Hill also said several people have already offered to open their homes for next year’s tour.

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