BY DAN TAYLOR, ENERGIZING ENTREPRENEURIAL COMMUNITIES PROGRAM COORDINATOR, THE HUB
The holiday spirit is alive and well in Madison! The town had a full week of holiday excitement where their community spirit was a gift that kept on giving.
The events began with community group Rev Up Madison putting on a Christmas Arts and Crafts Show on December 2 at the Madison Civic Center in Boone County. The fantastic event featured local arts and crafts vendors selling their wares, just in time for the gift buying season.
Not to be outdone, “Annual Crafts With Santa” hosted by Regional Family Resource Network, was on December 4 at the Fountain of Life Worship Center. The event featured 10 free craft tables set up for kids of all ages, free photos with Santa, and a raffle for gifts.
The festive week culminated with the City of Madison, in partnership with Rev Up Madison, hosting the annual holiday parade and “Down Home Christmas” celebration on Saturday, December 9, on Main Street in downtown Madison.
The day began with breakfast with Santa at the local Hacienda restaurant, a free event for children ages 10 and under, and a minimal cost for ages 11 and up. In addition, the Boone County Library on Main Street hosted a special story time where local children were invited to create a craft along with attending the reading.
The parade kicked off in the early afternoon on Main Street, and after, Renee’s School of Dance had a recital at the Madison Civic Center, as well.
Main Street in Madison is a place to watch for positive activity in 2018!