Christmas in the Park in Downtown Homer will be held on Saturday, December 14, from 2-6 p.m
Donations of new unwrapped gifts for the foster kids of Banks County will be taken during the event.
Activities include a Live Nativity with Jesus, Mary, Joseph, the Angels, Wise men from a far, Shepherds from the fields, Donkey, sheep and goats. Santa will also arrive to talk to the boys and girl. Pictures are available or those who attend can take their own.
Homer's fire truck driven by Fire Chief Cliff Hill will be on tour for boys and girls. Firemen will be roasting hot dogs and marshmallows and Sheriff Carlton Speed and his deputies will be serving hot chocolate, hot apple cider and sweet treats provide by Becky Taylor.
Other plans include face painting by Penny Praise Ministries; Sidewalk Sunday School Ministries with puppets and activities for the children; DJ Stephen Epps providing Christmas music; Moonwalk by Tommy Rainey; and Choo Choo Train by Mike and Gayla Creach. The historic courthouse will be open for tours by Mark and Tabor McCoy.
“The event is free of charge but we ask all who come to give back to your community by bringing an unwrapped Christmas gift for the foster children of Banks County,” McCoy said. “You can place the gifts in Santa's own truck. New toys and clothes will be much appreciated.”
Carol Streetman will have Santa pictures at city hall for free to pick up or you can get them within minutes for a cost of $5.
The parade line up will be at Banks County Elementary School on Hwy 51 South at 2:00 p.m. Entry Fee one new toy for kids. Contact: Tracey King 706-677-3510 or Sandra Garrison 706-677-3126.
Hot dogs to roast will be provided by Country Commerce Cafe, as well as a plate of turkey and dressing dinner's to go or to eat in the park.