One week from Saturday, one of West Seattle’s biggest events of the holiday season will start — Hometown Holidays in The Junction. We brought you details in this report last weekend; you can also read the full Hometown Holidays press release at the end of this post. First, here’s your chance to be part of it — we received this from Erica Karlovits, president of JuNO (Junction Neighborhood Association):
For folks living in the Junction and interested in getting involved with JuNO, we have a great opportunity for involvement:
Hometown Holidays is coming . . . The Junction comes to life on the first Saturday in December. Events include the Dickens Carolers, the Annual Tree Lighting, Santa photos for you and for your pet, and great deals in local shops. Plus events at the West Seattle Farmers’ Market!
Volunteers are needed to staff the refreshment and information table during the Hometown Holidays event on December 1 and 2. JuNO has agreed to take on this responsibility and is inviting anyone that is interested in joining to contact firstname.lastname@example.org – This is a great opportunity to support your community, meet neighbors and take part in a great event.
Please let me know if you are interesting in meeting your JuNO neighbors and volunteering at this event.
Junction Neighborhood Organization
For even more details on Hometown Holidays plans, here’s the West Seattle Junction Association‘s full press release:
The West Seattle Junction Association is hosting the 2007 Hometown Holidays Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Light Up the Junction, a festive extravaganza at the Hometown Holidays Headquarters located in the Farmers Market Parking Lot on December 1st and 2nd (schedule below). The two-day event will bring together the community for FREE activities such as Santa Photos, Ornament Making, Kid-A-Raoke, Carriage Rides and more, along with special Holiday Vending Booths, an Adult Cheer Garden, and Warm Clothes Drive. Visitors will receive walking maps listing special in-store activities hosted throughout the Junction by various Merchants. In addition, there will be the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and celebration of the newly planted Community Tree in the Hometown Holidays Headquarters at 6 PM on Saturday, December 1st. More information provided below.
Tree Lighting Ceremony & Hometown Holidays Headquarters
Local Junction Merchant, Viking Bank, has given the West Seattle community the lasting gift of a newly planted Holiday Tree for families to enjoy in 2007 and years into the future. This distinctive tree, located next to the Farmers Market parking lot, will be decorated with dazzling lights as well as ornaments made by the children of the community. There will be a special Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 PM on 12/1 with keynote speaker and live performance by the Endolyne ChildrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Choir.
Sat. 12/1 from 12 -7 PM
Daytime Hometown Holidays Headquarters Activities include: Carriage Rides, Santa Photos, FREE Ornament Making, Kid-A-Raoke, Special Holiday Vending Booths, Farmers Market Vendors, Adult Cheer Garden (21+), Dickens Carolers, Endolyne ChildrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Choir and a Warm Clothes Drive. The event will be MCÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d by Radio Personality, Marty Reimer.
Sun. 12/2 from 10 – 2 PM
Daytime Hometown Holidays Headquarters Activities include: Carriage Rides, Santa Photos, Farmers Market Vendors, and a Warm Clothes Drive.
In-Store Activities from 10 AM to close on 12/1 & 12/2
Junction Merchants are partaking in the festivities with their own unique style, hosting free in-store activities such as Santa photos with your pets, drink specials, food specials, gingerbread cookie decorating, trunk shows, free hosted holiday food and drink, exclusive weekend discounts, free gift wrapping and much, much more! Pick up a walking map of activities in the Hometown Holiday Headquarters at the West Seattle Junction Association information booth on 12/1 or 12/2 for the complete listing.