Wednesday, December 12, 2012

December 12th, 2012 Press Release!

Chester Merchants Press Release

Christmas is 13 days away. Every year I wonder "how did that happen?" Of course I say that on my birthday too. Age. As a kid you couldn't wait for it all to happen and as an adult you can't wait for it all to be over.

So, for the child in all of us, I have included the full version of "The Grinch who stole Christmas" in case you missed it Monday night. Dr Seuss rules !

The above photo was taken at 4:30pm. Take heart - spring is just around the corner.
This Week in Chester

All things Gingerbread will be winding up this weekend in the Hamlet. Please remember  that you have until midnight Saturday, December 15th to vote for your favourite outdoor gingerbread man display on facebook @ "Gingerbread Festival Chester,NS."

Friday night the Fo'c'sle Pub has Late Night Lover on stage from 9 pm. The year is drawing to a close - get the missus out for a night on the town so when she says "you never take me anywhere" you have ammunition to get you through 2013.

Merchants are standing by on red alert for your gift requests. If you can't decide, gift certificates are always a good option.

Paula is throwing open the doors to her kiln at Amicus Gallery on Pleasant St. Bring your oven mitts and get 'em while they're hot !

Saturday is a LARGE day at the Chester Playhouse. I have included their poster of events so won't repeat it in text. There are some great items to bid on in the silent  auction they are holding throughout the evening. Make a point to stop by and place your bid, sing along to carols, buy some cookies, enjoy the warmth of the season and catch up with friends.

Sunday has the Gingerbread Festival Finale Party at St Stephen's Hall on Regent Street from 2-4pm. Our gingerbread giant will be there, door prizes, presentation of awards and prizes, hot chocolate and cookies, craft decorating fun for the short ones...another sugar soaked session. Uncle.

Below is your holiday workout routine. Pay attention.

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Click on our "blog" link above for merchants' winter hours. When in doubt, call ahead.

Please join us this weekend. Our shops are open, there are ginger flavoured men running amok throughout the village, and the pub has beer on tap. What are you waiting for?

Anyone who believes that men are the equal of women has never seen a man trying to wrap a Christmas present.

Suzi Fraser

for the Chester Merchants Group