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Chillicothe News - Chillicothe, MO
  • Main Street hosts annual Christmas on the square

  • The annual Christmas on the Square event, sponsored by Main Street Chillicothe, was held Thursday at the Silver Moon Plaza.
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  • The annual Christmas on the Square event, sponsored by Main Street Chillicothe, was held Thursday at the Silver Moon Plaza. A kids drop was held at 5:30 p.m., where candy and other goodies were dropped into the plaza from a crane lift. Following the kids drop was the snow ball drop for adults. Twelve local businesses offered special sales and coupons, which were taped onto ping-pong balls and dropped into the plaza to the nearly 50 adults in attendance. Director of Main Street Chillicothe Micah Landes said that this annual event is held for local residents to experience what downtown Chillicothe businesses have to offer.
    "It's something that's a family-friendly, fun event so that people can come downtown," Landes explained. "It helps our businesses ... gets merchants in the door that might not have typically gone in that business otherwise."
    Landes also said that plans for next year's event may include adding a few things, but no plans have been discussed yet. Upcoming events sponsored by Main Street Chillicothe will include another customer appreciation wine event sometime in the spring and the Picadilly Gala in March.

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