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Holidays in Johnston

Posted November 06, 2013 in Community Featured, Johnston

Mark your calendars now for the City of Johnston’s annual holiday celebration, Holidays in Johnston, held at the public library on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 2:30 – 4:30 pm.

Holidays in JohnstonThe party begins when Santa arrives on Johnston Fire Department’s ladder truck and continues with Johnston High School Madrigal Singers and the Summit Middle School Flute and Clarinet Choir. Stay to decorate a Christmas cookie provided by the Johnston Women’s Social Connection members. Officers from the Johnston Police Department will provide fun and games, and Hy-Vee’s dietician will host a special food craft for the kids. The gingerbread house contest, sponsored by Johnston Community Education, is another can’t-miss part of the day.

There will be a prize drawing at the end of the afternoon, and the lucky winner must be present to claim his or her prize. Make sure to stick around for the end of the celebration because Santa and his helpers will assist in the official lighting of the decorated tree located in Johnston Commons near Merle Hay Road.

And that’s not all. Dec. 1 – Dec. 8 the City of Johnston is hosting the annual outdoor lighting contest. Join in a little friendly holiday competition with your neighbors to see which Johnston home will be named the most festive house in Johnston. Johnston police officers will make a note of decorated homes during their regular night patrols, and winners will be selected in each area of Johnston. Winners receive both recognition and prize money.

Be sure to mark your calendars for Dec. 7 for Holidays in Johnston at Johnston Public Library. For more information, please call the Johnston Public Library at 515-278-5233 or email info@johnstonlibrary.com.

Johnston Public Library
6700 Merle Hay Road
(515) 278-5233
Mon. – Thur. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Fri. – Sat.  10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday 1 – 5 p.m.

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