STATE CENTER- As the holidays grow close, the sense of community grows stronger. State Center held its annual Christmas on Main Friday and the night was filled with joy. Different smells filled the air like the wood shavings from chainsaw artist, Pat Doyle. S'mores and hot dogs were being made out on the streets, and even sno-cones at Tropical Snow. Laughter, Christmas carols and the sound of bells were heard throughout the streets.
Many people were out buying locally for Christmas presents, and there were plenty of things to choose from. Gifts made locally could be found at Mitchell's Funeral Home. Jeffrey Merrill, owner of Remarkable Rose said, "As you can imagine, it took a lot of volunteers to put this together.
Christmas on Main is a great way to showcase local businesses, and the turnout has been great since the weather is in our favor."
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Children wait for a horse-drawn trolley rides Friday night during State Center’s annual Christmas on Main celebration.
The line for Mr. and Mrs. Claus was a mile long and there was plenty of activities for everyone to get involved in. Face painting, wine tasting, a fun photo booth, and a silent auction tapped off the night.