Centerville’s Bright Lights and Seasonal Sounds will begin Friday, Nov. 23 at 6 p.m. The synchronized light and music show will run Sunday through Thursday from 5 – 10 p.m. and 5 – 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings. Steve Kozak, the owner of Digital Salvaging in Centerville, is the coordinator of the display, and Appanoose County Tourism, along with donations from local businesses and individuals, fund the event. Donations are accepted at the Centerville Chamber of Commerce.
Santa will arrive in Centerville at 5:55 p.m. on Nov. 23, just prior to the beginning of the light display. He will also be in his house on the square on Dec. 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 1 – 3 p.m. Pictures of children with Santa can be purchased for $2.
Nov. 24 is Small Business Saturday. Many of our small retailers are running sales especially for this day, and it’s a great time to recognize the impact of shopping locally.
The Annual Holiday Sampler will be Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants can sample holiday goodies and collect recipes as they travel from business to business. The Chamber of Commerce on the southwest corner of the square is starting point to get the collector recipe cardholder and the list of participating businesses.
This is the 10th year for the Holiday Sampler. The people who participate by sampling and collecting recipes really enjoy it. The event typically draws people to Centerville from other towns.
In addition to these events sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, local churches, clubs and organizations sponsor a variety of events featuring food, music and holiday messages.
Celebrate the season in Appanoose County. Take the time to enjoy the lights, tastes and treasures you’ll find right here.Centerville Chamber of Commerce, 128 N. 12th St., Centerville, 641-437-4102, www.centerville-ia.com.