Sorghum Valley Christmas Village to open Thursday

Sunday, December 3, 2017
From Thursday, Dec. 7 – Saturday, Dec. 9, 6-9 p.m., the Sorghum Valley Christmas Village will open to the public. The annual Christmas-time event will celebrate 10 years in 2017.

BRANDON HUTCHESON

bhutcheson@stategazette.com

The annual Sorghum Valley Christmas Village, located at the Dyer County Fairgrounds, is set to open Thursday. The event, now celebrating 10 years in the Dyer County community, will run from Thursday, Dec. 7 – Saturday, Dec. 9 from 6-9 p.m.

While there is no admission fee to experience Sorghum Valley, event coordinators ask that attendees bring items for donation, including canned food, eyeglasses, hearing aids, books, blankets, coats, new toys, and pet food.

Throughout the 3-day event, attendees can take a step back in time and experience an old-time Christmas season. Visitors can view old-time weaving and spinning of yarns, scarf making, a chance to see Santa Claus and more.

Treats such as hot chocolate, popcorn, and s’mores will be available free of charge, or visitors may purchase a hot dog and drink for $1 from Boy Scouts. Volunteers in Sorghum Valley’s buildings will be handing out candy to the kids as well.

Also, Christmas trees, decorated by several community organizations and industries, will line the walkway of the Christmas village for those in attendance to view.

Christmas trees, decorated by various community organizations and industries will line the walk way for visitors to enjoy. Also, free snacks including hot chocolate, popcorn, and s’mores will be available, or for $1 attendees may purchase a hot dog and drink from local Boy Scouts.

This year’s theme for Sorghum Valley is ‘Sew It…Grow It…Show It’, and in lieu of admission, event coordinators ask those who visit the Christmas village to bring items such as canned foods, eyeglasses, hearing aids, books, coats, blankets, new toys, pet foods as donations for families in need, as well as local charities. Donations will be collected at the 4-H barn.

With thousands of visitors attending the event annually, volunteers are always needed to aid in preparations as well as the night of the events. For additional information, or to learn of volunteer opportunities, contact Alleece Jackson at 731-285-5023 or 731-445-9266.

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