The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


December 5, 2012

READER'S LETTER: Morrison walk was a success

MORRISON, Ill. — The Morrison Chamber of Commerce would like to express their sincerest gratitude to all of the businesses, organizations, school groups, churches, and individuals that participated in our 25th Anniversary Christmas Walk celebration. 

Those that attended the two-day celebration were treated to the lighting of the community Christmas tree adorned with a beautiful new star, a delicious chili cook-off, holiday window displays, shopping specials, church suppers, entertainment, refreshments, and Christmas hospitality.

The weather was perfect and a record number came out to see a truly, community-themed parade. “Snowballs” thrown during the parade can still be redeemed at participating businesses for some great prizes.

This year’s Christmas Walk would not have been possible without the assistance of these generous sponsors:  Angie VanderVinne Agency, Ashford University, Community State Bank, Dunlap Lodge 321, Edward Jones, Farmers National Bank, Johnson Oil, Prairie Advocate, Sterling Federal Bank, Tegeler Accounting Services, THE National Bank,, Weets & Son Septic, Wells Fargo Bank, Whiteside News Sentinel Publications-Shawver Press, and Willett, Hofmann, & Associates.

Special thanks to the Morrison Public Works employees, Santa & Mrs. Claus, Santa’s Elf, the parade and window judges, parade announcer Brian Zschiesche, stable builder Barney Habben, Spangler’s Landscaping, Community State Bank, Mayor Roger Drey, and Christmas Walk Committee Members Nance Anderson, Jean Eggemeyer, Sharon Habben, Jan Roggy, Bart Smith and Stephanie Vavra.  

Corinne Bender,

Morrison, lll.

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