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Elk Rapids Women Celebrate the Season with Christmas Party & Window Night Award —
The Elk Rapids Women are ready to kick-off December and usher in the holiday season with their annual Christmas party and window decorating award. The celebration begins the Monday after Thanksgiving when an anonymous committee will tour Elk Rapids to judge the holiday window decorating and light displays at participating businesses. Displays are judged on Christmas appeal, originality, work and effort, visual appeal, and neatness.
Elk Rapids Women’s President Misty Youngson looks forward to seeing the window displays each year because they not only bring a touch of Christmas to Elk Rapids, but it connects the present to the past. “I like the fact that this award has been given by the Elk Rapids Women for over 40 years,” she said. “It portrays a glimpse of the many businesses that have been a part the Elk Rapids community for decades, and it shows how our organization is involved in creating and encouraging the spirit of the holiday season.”
Winners will be announced Thursday, December 7 at the Elk Rapids Women’s annual Christmas party and gift auction. The potluck party is open to anyone interested in learning more about the Elk Rapids Women, as well as members, their friends, and spouses.
A highlight of the party is the annual gift auction. A gift exchange with a twist, each attendee brings a wrapped white-elephant-style present. The unopened presents will be auctioned to the highest bidder, and all money raised goes towards the Elk Rapids Women’s scholarship program.
The Christmas party will be held at Townline Ciderworks, 11595 US 31 South, Williamsburg, from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 7. Guests are invited to bring a dish to pass as well as a wrapped gift for the auction. For more information on the window display contest or the party, contact the Elk Rapids Women at [email protected]