Hello Grant County,

Only eight more days until Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here before we know it!

As we are preparing for the holiday season, let’s not forget that our local businesses have so much to offer. Let’s support them!

Shannon Adair is a Chamber Board member and also a John Day City Council member. She is working with John Day merchants to spruce up the downtown. At a recent John Day Merchants meeting, it was agreed to encourage all of the downtown businesses to decorate their buildings with white lights for the holiday season. The City of John Day will put up Christmas banners and new lights on the streetlights on Main Street.

Be sure to attend “Christmas on the Prairie” on November 17th, the Christmas Baazars through the first weekend in December and the Timber Trucker’s Light Parade on December 8th.

A Christmas Tree Lighting is being planned for December 14th. The tree will be in the yard next to the historic church.

I want to give a “shout-out” to the folks in Dayville – your community spirit is awesome! I have heard so many comments about how nice your town looks and how great it is that you all work so hard to make it look that way. We love your scarecrows! Great job!

Another “shout-out” goes to the John Day businesses that plan, put on and participate in “First Friday”. Thank you for the great job you are doing; a lot of people have enjoyed this event! We are looking forward to more after the holidays.

The Chamber Board meets on Thursday, November 15th. The business meeting is at 10:30 AM at the Chamber office and the no-host luncheon is at 12:00 PM at the Outpost. This month’s guest speakers will be from the friends of Kam Wah Chung. Come and hear what amazing things are happening with and because of our very special heritage site.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tammy Bremner is the manager of the Grant County Chamber of Commerce.

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