5th annual Italy Christmas Festival planning is underway



Mark your calendars! December 1, 2012 is the day that Italy will have a fun hometown event for everyone! The 5th annual Christmas Festival will have a few new twists this year. In addition to the event being centered around the soon to be completed Italy City Pavilion, the Italy Park board has added a Christmas dessert contest as well as a homemade tamale contest—both with cash prizes!

Vendor sign up form and Parade entry sign up form are both available with this article. Click on image twice to get to largest format then right click and download for optimal printing.

The schedule of events is as follows:

Saturday, December 1, 2012
7:00 am to 10:00 am Lions Club Pancake Breakfast (Located @ Boze Community Center)
11:30 am Christmas Dessert Contest 1st Prize $50.00, 2nd and 3rd Prize $25.00
(Located @ Boze Community Center)
11:30 am Tamale Contest 1st Prize $50.00, 2nd and 3rd Prize $25.00
(Located @ Boze Community Center)
8:30 am to 9:45 am Parade check-in & line-up (Located @ Italy High School, the corner of College and Park)
9:00 am to 2:00 pm Vendor Booths (Located on W. Main Street, Boze Community Center and Pavilion)
10:00 am Italy Christmas Parade (Route from High School along Main Street)
11:00 am to 3:00 pm Entertainment and Drawing of Prizes

On Sunday, December 2nd the celebration continues with a Live Nativity Scene and Christmas Tree lighting service.

Sunday, December 2, 2012 Schedule
5:00 pm to 5:30 pm Live Nativity Scene (Located at Central Baptist Church -scene will change every 5 mins for 30 mins)
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm Services and Tree Lighting (Central Baptist Church and around the Christmas tree)