Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Pocomoke City ~ An Old-Fashioned Christmas

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Pocomoke City – 13 November 2011 – Downtown Pocomoke City will come alive with live Christmas performances, festivities and complimentary refreshments, Friday, November 30. An Old-Fashioned Christmas Evening & Community Fundraiser to support the Samaritan Shelter and the Sturgis One Room School House will be held in historic downtown Pocomoke City, in front of City Hall, at 101 Clarke Avenue. Mayor Bruce Morrison will serve up a

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winter wonderland for residents and visitors, alike. This is all part of "Christmas Week in Pocomoke," with the 40th Annual Pocomoke City Christmas Parade kicking off the season, on Monday night beginning at 7:00pm.

Live music begins at 5:00pm, with cherubs from the Pocomoke Elementary Afterschool Choir, followed by Sarah Bernstein at 5:30pm. After a Christmas performance by the Dance Loft and carols sung by the Pocomoke High School Show Choir, Mayor Morrison will light the town Christmas tree at 8:30pm.
A special event this year will be a wreath decorating contest and silent auction to benefit the Sturgis One Room School Museum.

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The public is welcome to bid on decorative wreaths created by Pocomoke area businesses and families. All proceeds will go the upkeep and restoration of the museum, just as its long-time operators, Sudie and James Gatling retire.

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Other highlights of the evening include horse-drawn carriage rides, a Santa Claus house, a valuable raffle and kid’s holiday craft-making. FREE refreshments will include: wine and mulled wine from Layton’s Chance Winery, soda, water, and hot dogs and s’mores toasted around a centralized bonfire! In addition, community vendors will be on hand to serve hot cocoa, coffee, hot cider and peppermint sticks, cotton candy and hot pretzels, as part of local fundraising efforts.

Again this year, the city is asking for residents and visitors to bring donations in the form of non-perishable foods, cleaning products or cash for the local Samaritan Shelter, serving families in crisis.

For more information, please contact, Angela Manos, at 410.603.1178, or visit
for a complete schedule of events.
Submitted: Angela Manos

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