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Christmas on Main Street is almost here!

Greetings Chamber members and friends!

The Chamber elves and volunteers have been busy preparing for Christmas on Main Street. We have had to make a couple of changes since winter came early to Thompson Falls.

TRIMMING THE TREE: The community Christmas tree will now be next to the nativity scene across Main Street from The Rex Theater. Volunteers will be hanging lights on the very, very large tree Wednesday afternoon. Give them a honk and a wave if you drive by. Thank you to our tree helpers Melinda and Adam Anakalea and David and Chelle Mitchell. Also thank you to Taylor Services for donating additional lights and to XR Rentals for donating the equipment. We appreciate the help!

HOLIDAY STROLL: Businesses will be open 4-6 p.m. Friday offering treats and specials for the Holiday Stroll. At 6 p.m., community members will gather at the tree across from The Rex Theater, where carolers will lead us in a few songs and we will welcome in the holiday season. If you will be highlighting any specials or serving treats, make sure you email the Chamber at so we can promote it!

A BUSY SATURDAY: Don’t forget to stop by the Old Jail Museum Saturday to turn in your gingerbread creations for their annual contest and check out all the entries. The annual Christmas bazaar will be happening all day at Thompson Falls High School. At 5:30 p.m., the Men’s Prayer Group will serve up warm beverages and snacks in the First Security Bank parking lot on Main Street. This all leads up to…

THE CHRISTMAS ON MAIN STREET PARADE: Joanne Burk with First Security Bank has been busy organizing a fantastic parade once again this year. The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. and travel east on Main Street. This year’s grand marshal is Sanders County Ledger owner and Chamber of Commerce president Annie Wooden. The nomination letter for Annie said she can always be counted on to volunteer or help out. “She firmly believes in supporting our local businesses and building our community while sticking with our small-town values. She works tirelessly to run The Ledger because she loves our community and it’s important to her to serve the community.” We’re excited to have Annie as the grand marshal. She and the Ledger staff (and her adorable newshound Walter) will be leading the parade in the Chamber sleigh.

REX AFTER PARTY: Following the parade, join the Rex Theater for festive live performances. This annual tradition is a great way to cap off the Christmas on Main Street events.

DON’T FORGET! Completed coloring contest entries are due by 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at The Ledger. Pages are available at The Ledger or Thompson Falls Public Library!

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