Chamber to kick off holiday season with Terrific Tuesdays



Evelyn Haidle helps Diane Ehman who was among Friday afternoon shoppers attending the holiday open houses hosted by Terry’s downtown businesses Prairie Unique and Sassy One Clothing. Local businesses will be offering open houses throughout the holiday season, along with taking part in the popular Terrific Tuesday events which will take place every Tuesday between now and Christmas.

By Kay Braddock

  The popular Terrific Tuesday holiday promotional events will kick off Tuesday, Nov. 30 and continue through each Tuesday until Christmas. 

The Prairie County Chamber of Commerce announced their holiday promotional schedule last week, which includes traditional favorites like the light parade, Santa visit and progressive dinner as well as a new craft event.
The Terrific Tuesdays will be embracing Terry’s 100th anniversary celebration with the theme “100 years of Christmas Past”.
“We liked the idea of our frontier history playing into our chamber events,” Inger Koppenhaver said. Koppenhaver, who helped organize this year’s Terrific Tuesdays, pointed out that businesses are encouraged to highlight Terry’s 100th celebration by using old-time favorite decorations for floats and “tried and true” recipes for dishes served during the progressive dinner. 
The craft event will be held Tuesday, Nov. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. Children 6 and under will meet at the Prairie County Library where library aide Kelly Ruddat will help children make Christmas ornaments. Sharla Sackman and Jody Haidle will help children 6 and older to create more complicated ornaments at the back room of the American Legion. 
“It’ll be a time for the kids to get together and their parents to come out and enjoy spending time together while making crafts,” Koppenhaver said. 
Holiday singers will also be visiting Terry’s downtown businesses Nov. 30.
Other Terrific Tuesday events include: Dec. 7 Light Parade in downtown Terry and Santa visit at Stockman Bank; Dec. 14 Progressive Dinner, participating businesses will be announced at a later date; Dec. 21 In-store specials.
Koppenhaver also encouraged shoppers to remember Terry businesses during the popular shopping day, Friday, Nov. 26.
“Shop locally,” she said. “We’ve got great Christmas presents here.”

Published Nov. 24, 2010

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