in Rising Sun
Sun has full lineup
of holiday events planned
RISING SUN, Ind. (November 2004) With November
upon us, so is the holiday shopping season. The Rising Suns Historic
Downtown Program will celebrate its Home for the Holidays Season
with special events in November and December as merchants gear up for
crowds and festivities. The first weekend in November marks the start
of what is sure to be a fun and jolly holiday season.
by Don Ward
streets of downtown Rising Sun will come alive this holiday season
with many family events.
The area will be playing host to a number of events on
the first Saturday of the month, Nov. 6. The Pendleton Arts Center is
holding its Open House with the opening of a new gallery titled, Use
Your Imagination, featuring works from Studio 4 artists.
The Southeastern Indiana Friends of the Arts will hold a pumpkin pie
contest and encourages people to enter a pie made with their favorite
recipe. Professional bakers and owners of Rising Suns Eat
Dessert First, Cindy Kerr and Horst Jahn, will judge the pies.
To register your pie for the contest, call (812) 438-9900. Music played
by Jamon Zeiler will fill the gallery, and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. guests
can enjoy hors doeuvres.
Additionally at the Pendleton Arts Center on Nov. 6, guest of all ages
are invited to read and listen to poetry at a reading sponsored by the
River Valley Winery. The reading begins at 6 p.m. at which time no more
poets will be able to sign up to read their work.
Also celebrating this special kick off day is The Endearing Bookworm.
The store will be offering 25 percent off all 2005 calendars and extending
store hours until 9 p.m. The store is also expanding their lunch menu
to include soup Tuesday through Friday and sandwiches six days a week
for shoppers working up an appetite. They have also added a limited
amount of professional artist supplies to their mix. Beginning Nov.
14, the store will be open seven days a week and will begin accepting
used paperbacks for cash.
Solar Flair Gallery will hold its Open House from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on
Nov. 6 to introduce its feature show, Mood, Tone, Texture.
Visitors can view oil paintings by Cindy Crofoot. The artist specializes
in still life and will be showing landscapes for the first time. Guests
can register all day for a chance to win a full Tarot Card reading by
Regan Wann in addition to the 10 minute Readings by Wann
that will be available from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The Ohio County Historical Society is holding a number of events to
help everyone get into the holiday spirit beginning with its Teddy Bear
Auction. The event runs from Nov. 6 to Dec. 5 and features bears handmade
by Lois Latsche and decorated by businesses and individuals throughout
the area. The one-of-a-kind collectible bears make a perfect holiday
gift. A Teddy Bear Tea from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. will get the auction under
The Ohio County Historical Society is holding a Marketplace Bake Sale
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 20. The sale will include desserts and
other goodies as well as arts and crafts booths. Starting Nov. 26, the
historical society will display its collection of operating model trains.
Guest can view the trains during regular museum hours until Dec. 30.
by Don Ward
Sun's gazebo will be the location
for some of this season's holiday events.
Downtown Rising Sun will have free horse drawn carriage
rides the weekend of Nov. 13-14 and at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Historic
Downtown is sponsoring the inaugural Christmas Critter Parade.
Everyone is welcome to bring his sociable and well-behaved pets to participate
in the event.
The parade assembly will be at the Rising Sun City Hall parking lot
on Walnut Street. To walk your pet in the parade, be ready to assemble,
with your pet on a leash, by 10:30 a.m. Local animal shelters will have
pets available for adoption on hand to play, but if you fall in love
and take one home, be sure to participate in the parade next year.
The Work Shoppe and Home Among Friends Holiday Open Houses will take
place the weekend of Nov. 13-14. Both events run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon until 4 p.m. Sunday. The
Work Shoppe offers a one-of-a-kind chance to create your own holiday
craft projects. Home Among Friends will have many unique gifts on hand.
There will be refreshments and prizes at both events.
Festivities will fill downtown on Dec. 4-5 for the Home for the
Holiday Weekend, including carriage rides, live reindeer, a live
nativity scene, Santas workshop, music and more. Have fun and
get some of you holiday shopping out of the way at the same time by
taking advantage of some of the special offers merchants will be offering
during the event.
Come out with your family and friends to enjoy the community and get
into the Christmas spirit in the weeks leading up to the holidays.
For more information, call the Rising Sun Tourism Office at 1-888-776-4786
or Historic Downtown Rising Sun at (812) 438-2750.
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