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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 4 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 much-needed funds for the Family Resource Center and provide support 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, 2014, however only those donations received at The Orator prior to December 4th will be announced at the Caroling in the Park opening ceremonies. You may pick up your ornament after December 23 until January 5, 2015.

Denton’s Project Santa begins 57th year of service!
Christmas assistance is a phone call away. Denton’s Project Santa has already begun visiting families that may need assistance this Christmas season with toys, food, and/or clothing.

Last year, Project Santa delivered toys to hundreds of children on Christmas Eve in the Davidson and Rowan County areas and served a multitude of families in the Denton community and surrounding areas.

Any families or individuals that may need assistance this coming Christmas season can contact one of the following individuals: Bobby Garner 336-817-1119; Keith Garner 704-798-4242; Bruce Peck 336-209-0874; or Jeff and Geneva Swaringen at 336-859-4682.
Each family will be visited personally to determine their need for the Christmas season.

Project Santa would like to thank all the civic organizations, local businesses, and individuals/families that have been so kind with your time, talents and contributions over these 57 years. Without all of you, this Project would not exist.