CLEARFIELD — The Clearfield Revitalization Corporation (CRC) is proud to present their holiday promotion series: Shop Clearfield for Christmas.

The CRC has introduced a new opportunity last year to promote shopping local. The shop local promotions will kick-off with “Holly Days Shop Walk” on Friday, Nov. 16t and Saturday, Nov. 17 downtown. The participating merchants will provide specials, open house, give a ways and more. The Liddle Gallery will have a Christmas ornament painting on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. as part of this event. St. John Lutheran Church will be hosting a “Thanksgiving Service” on Friday, November 16th at 12 noon. Clearfield Pharmacy & Gift Shoppe will be offering specials throughout the store. In addition, sponsored by Clearfield BPW the Lula Roe Extravaganza at the Trinity United Methodist Church Parish Hall in Clearfield on Saturday, November 17th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The local Clearfield Area School District students will be in our downtown on Thursday, Nov. 14 to do holiday scenes on many of the merchant windows. Then we will promote the “12 Days of Clearfield for Christmas.” This Facebook promotion will showcase a variety of items that can be purchased locally for anyone on your list! The promotion will run Nov. 24-Dec. 7 on the CRC’s Facebook Page.

The CRC encourages everyone to come downtown on November 24 for Small Business Saturday. Downtown businesses will be running great sales promotions and specials. CRC will also provide free gifts for the merchants to provide to their patrons when you shop local in our downtown on Small Business Saturday.

The Holiday Light up Celebration will take place from 4-6 pm on Saturday, Nov. 24 at Courthouse Square were we invite individuals, families, organizations, churches and other groups to create ornaments for the tree. Ornaments must be durable and weatherproof for use outdoors for at least six weeks in wet and wintry conditions. They should be decorated with colorful materials that, if possible, are reflective. To minimize environmental impact, ornament makers are encouraged to use wood or recycled materials. Ornaments should be eight to ten inches in size, light weight and light in color, relatively simple in design so they can be enjoyed from a distance. They must be ready for hanging with a heavy wire attached to the top corners. Ornament makers are encouraged to add their name, organization and the year on the backs of the ornaments they create. Those made of glass or other breakable materials cannot be accepted and those contributed will not be returned. We will have some special visitors for this event. The Clearfield Area School District Band and the Clearfield Art Studio Theatre (CAST) will provide music for this event. Please join us for a community event to light the Community Christmas Tree in our downtown.

Main Street Manager Loretta Wagner explains, “Supporting local business is beneficial to our local economy. Not only does more money stay local but shopping small, local businesses have advantages for shoppers. Throughout our downtown stores, the staff is more familiar with their merchandise and offer personalized assistance in a low-stress atmosphere, something you cannot find online or at a large chain store. If everyone committed to purchasing at least one gift locally this holiday season, Clearfield would see a great impact.”

The CRC wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season! If you would like to make a contribution to the CRC or for more information about our events, please call 814-765-6000; visit www.discoverclearfield.com; Facebook: Clearfield Revitalization Corp.

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