October 20, 2020

Weekend Christmas Activities

Winter Fest in Franklin (Friday, December 15) — The annual Franklin Christmas Parade will take place Friday evening, December 15 at 6:00 PM. Other activities on the square will kick off at 5:00 PM including music, food, drinks, games, arts & crafts, and pictures with Santa Claus. Admission is free but everyone is asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Heard County Sheriff’s Office annual toy drive. This year’s theme is “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.”

One Night in Bethlehem (Fri.-Sun., December 15-17) — Hosted by Glenloch Baptist Church December 15-17 from 6:00-8:30 PM, “One Night in Bethlehem” is a live version of the town of Bethlehem during the time of Jesus’ birth. Pre-tour worship and information is provided in the new sanctuary , and groups are led by guides who are stationed throughout the town. Each guide tells about different aspects of the times and culture of Bethlehem. Guests will see Roman soldiers, lepers, metal workers, the innkeeper, and angels (among other Biblical characters), as well as live sheep, donkeys, horses, and goats. Post tour refreshments will be served. Led by a team of over 160 volunteers, ONIB hosts over 1000 guests annually. Free admission.

Caney Head Christmas Bazaar (Saturday, December 16) — Caney Head Church will be hosting a Christmas Bazaar this Saturday, December 16 from 10AM-2PM at the church which is located at 1304 Caney Head Road near Roosterville. The Bazaar will feature decorations for your home and tree, Christmas cakes, cookies, and other goodies. In addition last minute gifts will be available such as pottery, jewelry, soaps, jellies, and many other items. The event is a fundraiser with all proceeds going to Caney Head’s new youth/fellowship building.

‘Trot for Tots’ (Sunday, December 17) — On Sunday, December 17 the Cowboy Shop Productions will hold its second annual ‘Trot for Tots’ and Team Challenge barrel race. The idea behind this event is to raise money for the Heard County Sheriff Department’s Secret Santa program. The event will start off with the Trot For Tots 4-D open barrel race with divisions for youth and adult riders. It will also serve riders a chance to qualify for the World Barrel Racing League Finals, in which qualified members have a shot to run at a chance of over $100,000 in added prize money in Perry Georgia in February. The second event off the day will be the Team Challenge Barrel race in which teams of barrel racers  will competed for top honors. Each team will have five members who ran for an average time for their team.

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