Gretna puts on Christmas events

CHRISTINA: SPEAKING OF
CHRISTMAS, YOU KNOW WHERE IT IS
BEGINNING TO LOOK LIKE
CHRISTMAS? GRETNA. JOINING US TO TALK ABOUT HOW THE
CITY IS BRINGING IN THE HOLIDAY
, WE HAVE MAYOR BELINDA CONSTANT
AND CITY EVENT COORDINATOR
SUMMER COO
THERE ARE PLENTY OF EVENTS HAPPENING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON,
TELL US ABOUT THE CHRISTMAS
CONCERT AND PARADE. >> ON DECEMBER 1, WE ARE KICKING
OFF THE HOLIDAY CONCERT AT 4:00
P.M. AT THE GRETNA MARKETPLACE. THAT WILL END THAT THE TIME THE
PARADE KICKS OFF AT 6:00 P.M.,
IT WILL GO DOWN WHO A.P. LONG
AND THEN GO DOWN TO 6TH STREET. CHRISTINA: RINGING IN THE FINE
ARTS FESTIVAL, HOW LONG HAS THIS
BEEN GOING ON? >> IT IS AN ANNUAL EVENT, ABOUT
THREE OR FOUR YEARS. THAT WILL BE ON DECEMBER 7 FROM
5:00 P.M. UNTIL 9:00 P.M. THAT SAME DAY IS THE SHOP THE
HUEY EVENT. IT IS LOCAL SHOPPING BOUTIQUES. THAT WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 9:00
UNTIL 4:00 P.M. AT THE CULTURE
CENTER. CHRISTINA: TALK ABOUT THE GRETNA
PASSPORT TO CHRISTMAS. THIS SOUNDS INTERESTING. >> NEW THIS YEAR, YOU WILL GET A
PASSPORT TO CHRISTMAS AND HE
WILL GO TO PARTICIPATING
BUSINESSES, ABOUT 20 OF THEM,
AND YOU WILL GET A STAMP ON YOUR
PASSPORT. YOU GET 12 STAMPS, YOU HAVE A
CHANCE TO WIN A GIFT BASKET. 15, A BEAUTIFUL NECKLACE FROM
REINERS JEWELERS. CHRISTINA: TALK ABOUT WHY IT IS
SO IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO COME
OUT AND A SUPPORT ALL OF THESE
EVENTS YOU HAVE THROUGHOUT THE
HOLIDAY SEASON. >> AS YOU KNOW, IT IS THE
GOVERNMENT THAT IS DEPENDENT ON
THE PROPERTY TAX, SO THE SHOP
LOCAL IDEA IS TRULY IMPORTANT
FOR SMALL COMMUNITIES. WE ARE EXCITED TO BE ABLE TO
BRING THIS EVENT TO OUR
DOWNTOWN, ALL OF THESE EVENTS
DOWNTOWN, NOT JUST FOR THE CITY
OF GRETN BUT FOR THE ENTIRE
WEST BANK. WE HAVE A CHRISTMAS PARADE, BUT
IT HAS NOT BEEN THERE BEFORE, SO
WE ARE EXCITED FOR THE
OPPORTUNITY. IT IS SO IMPORTANT FOR SMALL
CITIES TO BE ABLE TO HAVE PEOPLE
COME INTO THE CITY TO SEE THE
THINGS THAT WE HAVE TO OFFER. SO SHOP LOCAL ON SHOPPING HUEY
AND SEE THINGS FROM ALL OVER THE
METROPOLITAN AREA, LIKE KENDRYS
GOT, FOR EXAMPLE — KENDRA
SCOTT, FOR EXAMPLE. IT WILL BE A GREAT DAY. CHRISTINA: BECAUSE THERE IS SO
MUCH HAPPENING, WHERE CAN
EVERYBODY GET A LIST OF DATES
AND TIMES? >> GRETNALA.COM WILL HAVE ALL
THE DETAILS, AS WELL AS OUR
FACEBOOK PAGE, THE CITY OF
GRETNA. CHRISTINA: THANK YOU FOR COMING. CHRISTMAS AND GRETNA, IT SOUNDS
WONDERFUL.

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