Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Not Normal Christmas

SADLY THE DISTRICT DID not have a big tree-lighting gathering in Washington Park this year. The past few years the park has been packed as the lights are officially turned on.

Instead, The District decided to do a vehicle parade Saturday night, and it was a huge success. Lots of cars circled Washington Park and then headed to the Quincy Fire Department for a toy giveaway and a greeting from Santa. This is the new normal during a pandemic and shows the spirit of our downtown - Covid be damned, we were lighting the park!

The line of vehicles last Saturday around SSM.

Sheryl and I are not huge on Christmas decorations. Our 503 Maine space is really decked out because the Adams County Democrats are renting the space until April, and they really got into the spirit of Christmas with the window decorations.

We decided to put out our tree in a window facing Maine Street. The lights on the wall have been up since last year so that was easy. Throw in the Singing Santa and you have our Christmas spirit.

So a big thank you to Bruce Guthrie and The District staff and volunteers who got the park ready. If you haven't seen the lights in Washington Park, head downtown at night. It's really quite spectacular. It gives us hope that things are turning around and we might get back to normal in 2021. Maybe. 

Also, we had a great Small Business Saturday and we appreciate everybody stopping by for a safe and easy Christmas shopping experience. We are here during regular business hours (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. M-F, 10-4 Saturdays) and as always, shop local!

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