Because of Covid concerns, the City of Metter opted not to host this year’s Christmas parade. However, last week the City approved a parade application for Metter-Candler Chamber of Commerce.
“We’re having a Pajamarama Christmas parade!” reported Victoria Gaitten, chamber executive director. “The parade will be held with our Pajamarama celebration and the Lighting of Metter.”
According to Gaitten, there is no need to sign up in advance for the parade. “Just show up for line-up at 5 p.m. in front of the historical society,” she said. And remember, this is a night-time parade, so include plenty of lights!
Order your t-shirts
This year’s Christmas shirts boldly reflect the times: “Christmas 2020 ... The one where we were quarantined and wore pajamas.”
The long-sleeve tee-shirts are $15 each and can be purchased online from The Spirit Store: https://spiritstore.online/metter-candler_chamber/shop/home.
“All proceeds from tee-shirt sales will go to allowing us to hold more Candler Cash drawings to support shopping local,” Gaitten explained. Candler Cash serves as a gift certificate and is good to use with any participating Chamber member.
Shop local and win!
In an effort to support shopping local this holiday season, the Chamber is encouraging the community to shop with local businesses and leave their receipts, with contact information, in a special drawing bag throughout the month of November.
“The more you shop, the more chances you have to win,” Gaitten said.
At the end of November, all receipts will be put into one large drawing for two $100 Candler Cash prizes and one $50 prize.
Pop-up shops to continue
This past week two pop up shops and food trucks were held at the old Vault 206 location.
“The pop up shops went really well and the food truck was a huge success,” Gaitten said.
Another pop-up shop has been planned for Nov. 28 in conjunction with Shop Small Saturday.
Details about the upcoming pop-up shop and the Dec. 3 Pajamarama will follow over the next two weeks.