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Glendale brings Christmas to the country

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Merchants Association's activites begin at noon Saturday

By Kelly Cantrall

Glendale offers its take on a quaint Christmas this weekend for those recovering from last week’s extended Black Friday blowout.

Glendale Merchants Association once again will host its the Christmas in the Country event at noon Saturday with events to get children and adults into the holiday spirit.

The festivities begin at noon with a parade featuring Santa Claus that runs down Main Street, Association President Mike Cummins said.

Children can write letters with Mrs. Claus and have a photo taken with Santa from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Glendale Fire Station. Free carriage rides also are offered during that time.

“Elvis,” as well as many other musical acts, will perform, Cummins said.

The shops will be open for those looking for Christmas gifts and refreshments will be available, he said.

Cummins said he believes people are drawn to the idea of a small-town Christmas.

“I think it’s the atmosphere and the different events that we do,” he said, speaking to the popularity of the decades-old event.

The event remains important to the Glendale economy as well, he said.

Kelly Cantrall can be reached at (270) 505-1747 or kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com.