Main Street Memories ushers in the holiday season

by Jeff Pederson Sheboygan Falls News Editor

The 23rd annual Main Street Memories Holiday Open House and Parade, hosted by Sheboygan Falls
Chamber-Main Street, will hit downtown Sheboygan Falls Saturday, Dec. 3.
This year's event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Sheboygan Falls.
The “Reindeer Daze” Holiday Parade is slated to roll off at 4:30 p.m.
The parade, which is sponsored by Wells Fargo, will be staged in the Bemis Manufacturing parking lot at
300 Mill St. lineup for the parade will begin at 3:30 p.m.
The parade will start east on Mill Street, before turning left onto Pine Street through the downtown area.
The route continues north on Broadway Street and west on Maple Street, where it concludes at the
Municipal Building.
This year's parade celebrity is Dr. Trisha Fasse of Healthy Paws Veterinary Clinic.
The parade will also feature Sheboygan Falls Boys & Girls Club members handing out candy bags for
children courtesy of Community Bank & Trust, Eccentricities Home Décor & Gifts, M&I Bank, M.T.
Wooden Washtub and The Sewing Machine Shop.
Mail carriers from the Sheboygan Falls Post Office will collect Letters to Santa along the route sponsored
by The Sheboygan Falls Post Office and Dr. Christine Tempas.
“This is our largest parade since I've been here with 40 units,” Sheboygan Falls Chamber-Main Street
Program Coordinator Shirl Breunig said.
The annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony, sponsored by Friends of St. Paul Church, will take place at
the Municipal Building (375 Buffalo St.) at the conclusion of the parade.
The downtown will be bustling with many other special events throughout the day, as listed below.
• Horse-drawn carriages, based out of the M.T. Wooden Washtub parking lot at 320 Pine St., will provide
continuous free tours of the city from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with stops at Rick’s House of Flowers (600
Broadway St.) and Kettle Lakes Co-op (424 Monroe St.). The carriage rides are sponsored by Evans, Falls
Dental and Salon 511.
• Free pony rides will be staged at Kettle Lakes Co-op, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. courtesy of Day Dream Cafe,
Curves, Better Life Chiropractic, Fasse Paint and Decorating, Depke Shoe Store and The Point Drive-In.
• Magician Lou Lepore will perform at 11 a.m. at Falls Firehouse Pizza and strolling magic downtown,
from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., sponsored by Sheboygan Falls Insurance Co. and Firehouse Pizza.
• Dr. Rock will provide music on the streets at The Villager (124 Pine St.) throughout the day courtesy of
Bemis Manufacturing.
• Free photos with Santa will be offered at the Chamber-Main Street Office (504 Broadway St.) from noon
to 1 p.m., sponsored by Kohler Credit Union and Rick's House of Flowers.
• The Sheboygan Falls PTO will hold a Secret Santa Shop and clothing exchange, from 9 a.m. to noon, at
Sheboygan Falls Elementary School (1 Alfred Miley Ave.).
• Sidewalk carolers and strollers include: Blessed Trinity Parish Choir (11 a.m. - noon), Sheboygan Falls
Middle School Choir (1 - 1:30 p.m.) and Sheboygan Falls High School Show Choir (1:30 - 2 p.m.).
• The Sheboygan Falls Middle School Jazz Ensemble and Flute Choir will perform at Fasse Paint and
Decorating (215 Pine St.) from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
• Special food and craft sales include: Faith United Methodist Church (633 Detroit St., cookie walk, 7:30
a.m.); First Reformed Church (527 Giddings Ave., cookie walk and craft sale, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.); St. Paul
Lutheran Church (730 County PPP, cookie walk, 9 a.m.).
• A Pioneer Christmas Amish quilt raffle, craft sale and brat fry will be held at Falls Community Church
(633 Buffalo St.) from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
• A holiday light display will be held nightly at the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, from 5-8
p.m., through Jan. 1, 2012. Santa will be at the hospice from 5-8 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
In addition, Chamber-Main Street is offering a holiday raffle package with a grand prize of $250 in
Christmas cash, sponsored by B&B Ford, National Exchange Bank and Trust and American Family
Insurance – Brian Passehl Agency.
Also included are Ellen Tracy Sunglasses courtesy of Lindman Eye Care and a car care package from B&B
Additional holiday packages feature items donated by Kettle Lakes Co-op, Curves, Wolf's Dairy Queen,
Broadway Popcorn, Bemis Bath Shoppe, Falls Firehouse Pizza, Eccentricities Home Décor and Gifts, Falls
Salon and Spa, Salon 511, Falls Glass, Depke Shoe Store, Odyssey Fun Center, The Corner Studio, The
Villager and Magpie's Cottage.
Raffle tickets will be sold for $1 each, six for $5 or an arm's length for $10.
“We encourage people to buy raffle tickets for a chance to win a number of great prize packages,” Breunig
said. “We are looking forward to a great day and night of fun activities and great promotions in Sheboygan

The corporate sponsors for this year's event are Jon Kennedy’s B&B Ford, National Exchange Bank &
Trust, American Family Insurance-Brian Passehl Agency.
Many local businesses will host holiday open houses with refreshments, drawings, live music,
complimentary services, special sales and displays.
For more information on Main Street Memories, contact the Sheboygan Falls Chamber-Main Street office at

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