Serving Denton, NC & Surrounding Communities

November 25, 2015 Edition

The Denton Orator

Denton’s Hometown Christmas
Christmas Caroling, Carriage Rides and
“Love Lights Tree” Celebration
The Town of Denton invites you to celebrate the Christmas season by attending the annual
 Caroling in the Park, set for Thursday evening, December 3 starting at 6:00pm.

The festive evening held in Harrison Park, will include various church choirs from throughout the community singing traditional Christmas songs. There is no charge to attend and cookies and hot chocolate will be served free of charge as well. Caroling in the Park is a fantastic family event and a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season. Come out and sing along with us!
In addition, help kick off our hometown’s Christmas season by taking a leisurely carriage ride through town. At 5:30pm Harrison Park will be the hotspot for young and old alike, where visitors will find carriage rides (free with a canned food donation).

Prior to the caroling Denton Parks and Recreation will illuminate the “Love Lights Christmas Tree.” The “Love Lights Tree” is a way for people to remember a loved one this holiday season. It could be a loved one who has passed away, someone overseas, or someone away from home this Christmas. As well as remembering a loved one, the tree will also raise funds for the many projects that the Denton Parks and Recreation Department sponsor throughout the year.

You may make a donation of $5 (or more) in honor or in memory of your loved one(s) this holiday season and an ornament with your name and the name of your loved one will be placed on the “Love Lights Christmas Tree.”

During the Love Lights ceremony the tree will be illuminated and the names of the donors and those being honored will be read aloud.

Donations are now being accepted. Forms and payment can be dropped off at The Denton Orator 2 North main Street or mailed to the Orator at PO Box 1546, Denton, NC 27239. Checks should be made payable to the Town of Denton/P&R.

Donations for the Love Lights ornaments will be accepted throughout the Christmas Season, ending December 31, 2015, however only those donations received at The Orator prior to December 3rd will be announced at the Caroling in the Park opening ceremonies. You may pick up your ornament after December 23 until January 8, 2016.

Parade Day Events in Denton
The Denton Famers Market will close out the 2015 season Saturday, December 5 from 9:00am-1:00pm with area vendors providing holiday decorations and gifts. The Rock Garden will have Christmas trees and a variety of wreaths available along with local honey and jams. Vickie Yates will be selling homemade hand towels and potholders along with her delicious pumpkin rolls and Applejack pies, and Becky White will have “Frosty Hat” centerpieces for sale.

 The Denton Swim Team will be have an inflatable slide in Harrison Park before and after the parade along with roasted corn, doughnuts and hot chocolate. Look for Santa Claus, as he will be mingling amongst crowd from 9:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Weather permitting; Chapel Hill United Methodist Church will be selling their famous BBQ sandwiches (or by the pound). All proceeds will go to Tamara Turner for medical expenses.

The Denton Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star will hold its annual craft fair at the Denton Masonic Lodge located at 244 S. Main Street on Saturday, December 5. Breakfast will be available with homemade biscuits by Wayne Frank. Hot dogs, fries and deserts will be available in the afternoon.

A gingerbread house contest will also take place on December 5, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until NOON. The event will be held in conjunction with the Ladies Civitans Christmas Parade. Participants are asked to bring their gingerbread house to the Denton Famers Market located on Salisbury Street across from Harrison Park no later than 12 NOON. The houses will be judged within four age categories, preschool, Elementary, Middle/High School, and Adult. Awards will be presented to the winner.

Make plans to attend the Christmas Parade that begins at noon and visit the area Denton vendors…shop local!

Toys4Town 4th annual Parade Walk toy-drive
Toys4Town, a Kelly & Danny Perry memorial toy drive, will holding it’s 4th annual Parade Walk toy-drive. For the second year we will be at Party On Main starting at 9:00am. Vendors will be set up and we will have a Silent Auction and Toy-drive all day. There will be a special guest after the parade, and a painting class starting at 5:00pm. Proceeds raised will be donated to Project Santa.