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Ironton aLive announces holiday activities

Ironton aLive will kick off its holiday activities beginning this weekend.

Starting at 11 a.m. Friday and possibly into Saturday, several local artists and volunteers will paint vacant storefront windows in downtown Ironton with Christmas scenes.

At 10 a.m. on Saturday, Ironton aLive members and others are set to put up Christmas lights downtown.
Ironton aLive chair Ginger Gillenwater said the group won’t use Sunday unless absolutely necessary to complete the projects.

Next Saturday, Nov. 26, Ironton aLive is hosting activities from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for Small Business Saturday in downtown Ironton.

Approximately 30 businesses are on the Small Business Saturday coupon sheet this year, which will be available inside this Sunday’s Tribune as well as at the downtown businesses themselves. Scheduled for that day are photos with Santa at the Ironton City Building, cookies at the Transit Center, Boy Scouts making s’mores at the Farmers Market and the trolley, although details on the trolley are still to be determined. The Rock Hill High School band will be split up into small groups in several locations throughout downtown playing Christmas music as well.

Also available this year for Small Business Saturday is the passport contest, in which shoppers can go to 10 listed businesses on the passport and leave it at one of the businesses or turn it into someone with Ironton aLive.

The following Saturday, Dec. 3, winners will be drawn following a Christmas concert featuring the Campbell Chapel Choir at 6:30 p.m. at the Ironton City Building. The first place winner will receive $300 in Ironton Bucks, which can be used at downtown Ironton businesses, the second place winner $200 in Ironton Bucks and the third place winner $125 in Ironton Bucks.

There are also Christmas concerts at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 and Dec. 10 at the Ironton City Building. All three will have Mrs. Claus in attendance as well.