Main Street Memories to welcome holidays

by Jeff Pederson
Sheboygan Falls News Editor

THE 26TH ANNUAL Main Street Memories “Christmas Around the World” Holiday Parade is set to take place Saturday, Dec. 6, in downtown Sheboygan Falls at 4:30 p.m. 
Falls News filephoto byJeff Pederson THE 26TH ANNUAL Main Street Memories “Christmas Around the World” Holiday Parade is set to take place Saturday, Dec. 6, in downtown Sheboygan Falls at 4:30 p.m. Falls News filephoto byJeff Pederson As winter weather has made an extra early appearance, Sheboygan Falls Chamber-Main Street has been busily preparing host its 26th annual Main Street Memories Holiday Open House and Parade Saturday, Dec. 6.

This year’s event, which is sponsored by BMO Harris Bank, Blattner’s Piggly Wiggly, Falls Ace Hardware Kennedy’s B&B Ford, Meadowland Credit Union and Salon 511, will once again run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Sheboygan Falls.

The centerpiece of the event, the “Christmas Around the World” Holiday Parade is set to roll off at 4:30 p.m.

The parade 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, concluding at the Municipal Building.

Lorrie Wilson, retired owner of Wally’s Studio and a piece of cake, will serve as this year’s parade celebrity.

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.

In addition, members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sheboygan Falls will be handing out candy bags along the parade route courtesy of Falls Glass, Re/Max Universal Realty, Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice and The Gathering Place.

Once again, awards will be distributed to the top floats in the parade. This year’s parade float judges are city of Sheboygan Falls Alderwoman Cyndi Hartzheim, Steve Peskie of Distinctive Design Studio and community activist Carrie Wunsch.

Bill Horsh of 91.3FM The Message and 1420AM The Breeze will serve as the parade emcee.

Businesses, clubs and organizations are invited to enter a float in the parade by contacting the Chamber-Main Street office at 467-6206.

A host of special holidaythemed events are slated at city businesses throughout the day.

Falls Salon and Spa at 1017 Fond Du Lac Ave. will host a children’s interactive story time with Grandma Mary Ellen from 1-3 p.m.

Day Dream Cafe, located at 506 Broadway St., will hold a free cookie decorating event for the entire family.

Holiday pet pictures with Santa will take place at Kettle Ladies Co-op, 424 Monroe St., from 10- 11:30 a.m.

Sheboygan Falls Middle School will host its third annual craft and vendor fair from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the SFMS gym. The event, which benefits the Shilo Mission School in Haiti, founded by SFMS teacher Laurie Haag, will include over 40 vendors and concessions from the Sheboygan Falls High School Culinary Department.

Falls Community Church at 633 Buffalo St. will hold a breakfast at 9 a.m. and a brat fry, gift sale, historical display and book giveaway from the Little Free Library from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pentecostals of Sheboygan County will present free children’s craft activities on the second floor at Falls Firehouse Pizza, 109 Maple St., from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Sheboygan Falls High School Choir, Sheboygan Falls Middle School Choir and Blessed Trinity Parish will be singing Christmas carols on the streets throughout the day.

The Sheboygan Falls High School Band Ensembles will also perform at Fasse Decorating Center at 215 Pine St. at 10:30 a.m. Music on the streets, hosted by Catalunya Restaurant and sponsored by Bemis Manufacturing Co., will be presented by Open Door AV.

The downtown will be bustling with many other special events throughout the day, as listed below.

• Horse-drawn carriages will provide free tours of the city from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with stops at M.T. Wooden Washtub (320 Pine St.) Falls Ace Hardware (1246 Fond Du Lac Ave.), Wolf’s Dairy Queen (1005 Fond Du Lac Ave.), Falls Salon & Spa (1017 Fond Du Lac Ave.) and and Rick’s House of Flowers (600 Broadway St.). The carriage rides are sponsored by Falls Firehouse Pizza, Evans, Fasse Decorating Center and Buehler Furniture.

• Free pony rides will be staged at Falls Ace Hardware, 1246 Fond Du Lac Ave., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. courtesy of Better Life Chiropractic and Wellness, Corner Studio Jewelers, Curves, Day Dream Cafe, Depke Shoe Store, EarthWise Recycling, Eccentricities, Falls Salon and Spa, Kernel and the Old Maid and Kettle Lakes Co-op.

• Free photos with Santa will be offered at the Chamber-Main Street Office (504 Broadway St.) from noon to 1 p.m., sponsored by Community Bank and Trust, Mersberger Financial, Rick’s House of Flowers, The Other Place Pub and Eatery, The Sewing Machine Shop and Uncle Ira’s Attic.

• Special holiday food and craft will be held at the following locations: Faith United Methodist Church (633 Detroit St., cookie walk, 7:30 a.m. until sold out); Word of Grace Community Church (837 Buffalo St., back sale, 8 a.m. until sold out and hot pumpkin pie in a cup at 608 Broadway St., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.); First Reformed Church (527 Giddings Ave., cookie walk and craft sale, 8 a.m.-noon.); St. Paul Lutheran

Church (730 County PPP, cookie walk, 9 a.m. until sold out), Pine Haven Women’s Auxiliary at Catalunya Restaurant (124 Pine St., craft and bake sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.)

Chamber-Main Street is offering a holiday raffle package with a grand prize of $250 in Christmas cash.

Raffle tickets can be purchased at the Chamber-Main Street Offi ce, 504 Broadway St., or on the day of the event for $1, six for $5 or an arms length for $10.

Additional raffle prizes will be supplied by Bemis Bath Shoppe Bread and Bean, Broadway Popcorn, Buehler Furniture, Catalunya, Curves, Day Dream Cafe, Depke Shoe Store, Eccentricities, Falls Firehouse Pizza, Falls Glass, Falls Salon and Spa, Falls Ace Hardware, Hair Graphics Salon and Day Spa, Kennedy Ford, Kernel and The Old Maid, Kettle Lakes Co-op, Lindman Eye Care, Magpie’s Cottage, Paradise Soapworks, Salon 511, Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, Shear America Salon, Simply Sunny, Stardust Limousine, Wells Fargo and Wolf’s Dairy Queen.

“We invite everyone to explore our wonderful and diverse collection of shops and restaurants in a quaint and friendly holiday atmosphere,” Chamber-Main Street Executive Director Shirl Breunig said. “We want to emphasize how important it is to ‘Shop Falls First’ to sustain the vitality of our local businesses.”

Participating Main Street Memories businesses

Bemis Bath Shoppe, 512 Broadway St., in-store drawing, hand-painted toilet seat demonstration in the afternoon by the Sheboygan Visual Arts Group.

Blattner’s Piggly Wiggly, 1166 Fond Du Lac Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., holiday open house samplings and demonstrations, gluten-free show, In addition.

Bread and Bean Eatery, 107 Pine St., Irish pot roast panini, Jameson adult hot chocolate lunch special.

Broadway Popcorn, 505 Broadway St., complimentary samples, $1 small box of buttered popcorn sale.

Buehler Furniture, 503 Broadway St., in-store drawing for large poinsettia, year-end clearance sale.

Catalunya Restaurant, 124 Pine St., open for lunch at 11 a.m., buy one sandwich, get one half-off special, hot chocolate and Tom and Jerry’s parade watcher special, indoor parade viewing.

Corner Studio Jewelers, 222 Pine St., in-store drawing for Pandora jewelry box.

Day Dream Café, 506 Broadway St., grand re-opening at new location, holiday drink specials and free cookie decorating.

Depke Shoe Store, 105 Pine St., 20-percent off warm-lined winter boots and slippers, in-store drawing for Old Friend Shearling slippers, Happy Glass stained glass designs and jewelry.

Distinctive Design Studio, 215 Pine St., open for the day.

Eccentricities Home Décor & Gifts, 112 Pine St., in-store special and drawing, wassail and treats.

Evans, 117 Pine St., storewide holiday sale.

Falls Ace Hardware, 1246 Fond Du Lac Ave., clearance sale on small appliances, hand tools, kitchen gadgets).

Falls Firehouse Pizza, 109 Maple St., open for lunch.

Falls Glass, 433 Monroe St., open for the day.

Falls Salon & Spa, 1017 Fond Du Lac Ave., in-store drawing for Christmas spa basket, Children’s Ontereactive Story Time with Grandma Mary Ellen 1-3 p.m.

Hair Graphics Salon and Day Spa, 412 Broadway St., open 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., free nail wrap drawing, hand paraffin dip $5, Blooming Lotus Spa gift certificates $10, 50-percent off skin care certificates, salon service and goodies).

Magpie’s Cottage, 308 Pine St. (10 percent off all merchandise, no exclusions, free gift with purchase of $100 or more).

Paradise Acres Soapworks, 108 Pine St. in-store drawing and mulled hot cider.

Point Drive-In, 636 Leavens Ave., lunch specials.

Re/Max Realty, 101 Pine St., open house, refreshments 1 p.m. to end of parade, indoor parade viewing).

Rick’s House of Flowers, 600 Broadway St., $5 off every purchase of $25 or more.

Salon 511, 511 Broadway St., complimentary mini salon services, complimentary gift for stopping in, complimentary holiday treats.

Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, 507 Broadway St. Christmas treats and refreshments, Resale Store coupons.

Shear America Salon, 111 Pine St., in-salon drawing and refreshments.

The Other Place Pub and Eatery, 406 Broadway St., soups, sandwiches, speciality beers and hot drinks, two in-store drawings for gift certificates.

Uncle Ira’s Attic, 217 Pine St., open for the day.

The Kernel & The Old Maid Outdoor Popcorn Stand, open on corner of Monroe and Buffalo streets.

Wolf’s Dairy Queen, 1005 Fond Du Lac Ave., $5 buck lunch, Blizzard of the Month-candy cane chill.

For more information on Main Street Memories, contact the Sheboygan Falls Chamber-Main Street office at 467-6206.

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