Friday, December 9, 2011


Good evening Prim Pals! Well, tonight was the kickoff to our annual Holly Dickens Festival and what a kickoff it was! Our little village was aglow with Christmas lights, including our shop and Zanie Janie's Simply Coffee next door. The whole day was a busy one, even though it was cold and we got snow.
The people kept coming and coming (a good thing) and we met so many nice folks. I was tickled to see Bobbi again (The Evening Stitcher blog) and meet her hubby and two grands. We also have a sweet customer named Lisa that came in and talked about redoing her house in prims.
Our village tree is now lit and as beautiful as ever.
Then it was time for the light parade. Ken McKay drove the horse and carriage with the grand marshalls.
The Baptist church had a float that really shows what this season is all about.
Even the rescue squad and firetrucks got in on the lights.
And then it was time! Santa Claus arrived just in time for our festival.
After the parade, Dan Hayes sang beautiful Christmas carols in Zanie Janie's shop - next door. I love that we can leave our French doors open and share in the fun. The customers were singing and we noticed that everyone seemed to be a lot more in the spirit than they have been in a few years.
Can't wait to get back there tomorrow morning and partake in all of the activities. We might even make the pancake breakfast at the fire hall! Come on out to Holly and have some old-fashioned fun!
Until next time...


  1. Looks like so much fun! Sure wish I lived closer!

  2. Oh what fun Dawn!!!!Wish I too lived closer! *sigh*

  3. Dawn ~~
    Your Town is like a Hallmark Movie
    even the name Holly ... Love it !!
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Warm Hugs ~ Connie xox

  4. Beautiful town~ Wow~ breathtaking~