Main Street Memories to delight in youth

by Jeff Pederson Sheboygan Falls News Editor


THE 28TH ANNUAL Sheboygan Falls Chamber-Main Street Main Street Memories event is set to take place Saturday, Dec. 5 in Sheboygan Falls. The event features the Timeless Christmas Movies Holiday Parade, which is set to begin at 4:30 p.m. - Falls News file photo by Jeff Pederson THE 28TH ANNUAL Sheboygan Falls Chamber-Main Street Main Street Memories event is set to take place Saturday, Dec. 5 in Sheboygan Falls. The event features the Timeless Christmas Movies Holiday Parade, which is set to begin at 4:30 p.m. - Falls News file photo by Jeff Pederson A host of free events geared to the younger generation will highlight the day when Sheboygan Falls Chamber-Main Street presents its 28th annual Main Street Memories Holiday Open House and Parade Saturday, Dec. 5.

This year’s event, which is sponsored by BMO Harris Bank,, Falls Ace Hardware Kennedy Ford, Drexel Design Studio, Richardson Kitchen and Bath and Wisconsin Bank & Trust, will once again run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Sheboygan Falls.

The 2015 edition of Main Street Memories is sure to delight children, as a number of new kids’ activities have been added to the schedule of events at several Sheboygan Falls businesses.


THE SHEBOYGAN FALLS Chamber-Main Street “Timeless Christmas Movies” Holiday Parade will roll off Saturday, Dec. 5, at 4:30 p.m. in downtown Sheobygan Falls. - Falls News file photo by Jeff Pederson THE SHEBOYGAN FALLS Chamber-Main Street “Timeless Christmas Movies” Holiday Parade will roll off Saturday, Dec. 5, at 4:30 p.m. in downtown Sheobygan Falls. - Falls News file photo by Jeff Pederson The listed free kids activities will take place from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., unless noted otherwise.

Day Dream Cafe (506 Broadway St.) will host cookie decorating for kids.

Tiny Tikes Corner (310 Buffalo St.) will hold a kids scavenger hunt.

Magpie’s Cottage (507 Broad way

St.) has scheduled a Make Your Own Christmas Garland activity for kids age 5 and over.

Fasse Decorating Center (215 Pine St.) will host a children’s Christmas craft activity from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., sponsored by Faith United Methodist Church.

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, Curves, Day Dream Cafe, Depke Shoe Store, Eccentricities, Falls Salon and Spa, Kernel and the Old Maid and Kettle Lakes Co-op, Hair Graphics Salon and Day Spa, Point Drive- In, the Sewing Machine Shop and Tiny Tikes Corner.


SANTA AND MRS. CLAUS will make their annual appearance at the 28th annual Main Street Memories Saturday, Dec 5. Falls News file photo by Jeff Pederson SANTA AND MRS. CLAUS will make their annual appearance at the 28th annual Main Street Memories Saturday, Dec 5. Falls News file photo by Jeff Pederson Falls Salon and Spa (1017 Fond Du Lac Ave.) has scheduled Interactive Children’s Story Time with Grandma Mary Ellen, “The Candy Cane Story,” from 1-3 p.m.

In addition, the traditional pictures with Santa moves this year to Richardson Kitchen and Bath (202 Pine St.) from noon to 2 p.m.

Pictures with Santa is sponsored by Better Life Chiropractic and Wellness, Mersberger Financial Group, Rick’s House of Flowers, Salon 511, The Other Place Pub and Eatery, Buehler Furniture and Dr. Christine Tempas.

“We are really excited about all of the new free kids’ activities,” Sheboygan Falls Chamber-Main Street Executive Director Shirl Breunig said. “We think by adding all of the extra activities for kids, we will attract even more families to attend this year.

“We are also very pleased that the Santa pictures will be at Richardson Kitchen and bath this year,” she said. “The time frame for the Santa pictures has also been extended to two hours this year, which is really a nice thing for all of the families.”

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

The parade, which is sponsored by Meadowland Credit Union, 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.

Joel Tauschek, retiring Sheboygan Falls City Clerk-Treasurer, 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 Falls Firehouse Pizza.

In addition, members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sheboygan Falls will be handing out children’s candy bags along the parade route courtesy of Victorian Chocolate Shoppe, Blattner’s Piggly Wiggly, Broadway Popcorn, Distinctive Design Studio, Falls Glass Service, M.T. Wooden Washtub and Mr. and Mrs. Ken Sonntag.

Once again, awards will be distributed to the top floats in the parade. This year’s parade float judges are Jim and Marie Pecquex of Master Gardeners of Sheboygan county and Stefanie Trakel of St. Paul Lutheran Church.

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

Prospective parade participants are encouraged to file an entry as soon as possible.

Following the parade, a lighting ceremony for the first ever Sheboygan Falls Community Christmas Tree will take place on front lawn of the Municipal Building.

The tree lighting ceremony is sponsored by Friends of St. Paul Lutheran Church.

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

Sheboygan Falls Middle School will host its fourth annual craft and vendor fair from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the SFMS gym. The event, which benefits Pink Heals of Sheboygan County, will include over 40 vendors and concessions from the Sheboygan Falls High School Culinary Department.

Falls Community Church at 633 Buffalo St. will serve breakfast at 7 a.m. and a brat fry, gift sale, historical display and book giveaway from the Little Free Library will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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 Evans, Corner Studio Jewelers, Fasse Decorating Center and Point Drive-In.

• Special holiday food and craft sales will be held at the following locations: Faith United Methodist Church (633 Detroit St., cookie walk, 7:30 a.m. until sold out); First Reformed Church (527 Giddings Ave., cookie walk and candy, snacks and card sale, 8 a.m.-noon.), Pine Haven Women’s Auxiliary at Catalunya Restaurant (124 Pine St., craft and bake sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.) and St. Paul Lutheran Church (730 County PPP, cookie walk, 9 a.m. until sold out).

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 Office, 504 Broadway St., or on the day of the event for $1, six for $5 or an arm’s length for $10.

Additional raffle prizes will be supplied by Bemis Bath Shoppe, Broadway Popcorn, Cap’s Tap, Curves, Depke Shoe Store, Drexel Building Supply, Eccentricities, Evans, 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, Salon 511, Sharon

S. Richardson Community Hospice Resale Store, Richardson Kitchen & Bath, Rick’s House of Flowers, Salon 511, Shear Amer ica

Salon, The Sewing Machine Shop, Tiny Tikes Corner, 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,” Breunig said. “We want to emphasize how important it is to ‘Shop Falls First’ to sustain the vitality of our local businesses.”


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