Sherman's Christmas in July

Jul 13, 2013 10:00am - 4:00pm
CALLING ALL KIDS!
(And Adults, Too!)
to Sherman Downtown NOW!'s
Christmas in July
WHAT
Join us in Downtown Sherman for some real, old-time fun. The day begins
with a Christmas Bike Parade at 10:00 around the Grayson County
Courthouse--with decorated bikes and trikes! But that is only the beginning!
WHERE
When you arrive at the Grayson County Courthouse, look for the Christmas
Tree on the SE corner (across from Knight Furniture.) There you will find a
map to begin your adventure!
Take a look at the events your Downtown Sherman merchants have planned
for you! All are free unless otherwise noted.
1. CHRISTMAS BIKE PARADE
10 am
Courthouse Sidewalks
Decorate your bike or trike or any other motorized vehicle and meet on the
West side of the courthouse (across from Risk Shoes) ready to ride at 10 am.
How do you decorate a bike? Well, you might use crepe papers in the
spokes of the tires. Or you could wrap the entire bike in aluminum foil to
resemble a space ship. The sky's the limit, just don't forget to wear your
safety helmet!
2. VISIT WITH SANTA
10-2 pm
Bella Fontana Spa
227 S Travis
A Christmas celebration is never complete without a visit with Santa (and the
candy treat which always follows!) Be sure and tell Santa what you want for
Christmas in July from one of our Downtown merchants! We'll have a
photographer* on hand to take your picture with Santa so you can prove to
your friends that Santa wears Hawaiian shirts while vacationing in Sherman!
*Odee Photography is selling 4x6" photos for $3.
3. HULA HOOP CONTEST & PRIZES
11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm
Knight SignatureHome Furniture
108 W Lamar
This contest is for ages 1 to 100. Ever seen your granddad Hula Hoop? Now's
your chance! Bring him to Knight Furniture for some crazy fun! Prizes for all
who participate!
4. HOPSCOTCH & FREE LEMONADE
10-2 pm
Triple R Thrift
201 E Houston St.
Hopscotch is easy to learn and so much fun. All you need is YOU! Just come
anytime between 10 & 2 to try your skill at one of the most popular streetgames
in the world. And enjoy a cold lemonade while you wait your turn.
5. FIRE HOUSE FUN
10-2 pm
Sherman Fire Department Station
318 S Travis
These true heroes of Sherman have invited you to tour their second home--a
place where they spend hours each week--the Sherman Fire Department
Station. Take a look around, meet the firefighters, ask questions about the
equipment. And please thank them for what they do for Sherman!
6. REGISTER TO WIN!
11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm
Knight Furniture
108 W Lamar
Bring your parents or any adults with you to Knight Furniture so they can
register to win a gift card to a local restaurant or business in Sherman.
Register inside where the air is c-o-o-o-l! Winners will be chosen at 11 am,
12 pm, and 1 pm.
7. SIDEWALK CHALK COLORING, FREE ROOT BEER FLOATS & POPCORN
10-2 pm
A Touch of Class Antique Mall
118 W Lamar
Nothing is more fun than an old-fashioned coloring contest--unless it is
creating a 'masterpiece' which will be enjoyed for days to come--or until it
rains! Get your chalk (and later collect your prize) at A Touch of Class
Antique Mall. And be sure and try a delicious root beer float while you color!
8. DINO DAYS
10-4 pm
The Sherman Museum
301 S Walnut
Meet Bucky--a complete T-Rex skeleton--and his bony dinosaur friends for
half the regular admission price. Only $3 per person! What a way to
celebrate Christmas in July! Children 5 and under are free of charge.
9. GANDALF'S JOURNEY THROUGH DOWNTOWN SHERMAN
10-noon
Theatrick's Cast of THE HOBBIT
Blue Tent on SW Corner of Courthouse (across from Risk Shoes)
Meet Gandalf, Frodo, Bilbo Baggins, and their friends from THE HOBBIT.
These actors have a series of riddles for you to solve which will lead you
around Downtown and ultimately to the PRIZE!
Start your journey at the Blue Tent or anywhere you see one of the
costumed actors along the way. Begin your adventure early because the
actors have to leave Downtown at noon to get prepare for their 2 pm
performance of THE HOBBIT. (Call 903.892.8818 to reserve your tickets to
their show.)
10. STAGE COMBAT DEMONSTRATION
12 pm
Courthouse Steps
The cast of Theatricks' production of THE HOBBIT will entertain you with a
demonstration of the fighting that is in their show.
11. SIDEWALK SALES
10-2 pm
Everywhere!
Over 20 of our merchants are having BIG sales. Look for tables and racks in
front of the stores.
12. PAINTING WITH YOUR HANDS
10-1 pm
Painting With a Twist
107 N Travis
A Christmas tree painting from your handprint? YES! You will transform a
handprint to a lovely Christmas tree and want to display it year-round.
13. FOUR CHANCES TO WIN!
11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm
Upscale Thrift
217 E Houston
Adults, register to win a wonderful prize in one of four drawings from Upscale
Thrift. Need not be present to win!
14. OPEN HOUSE
10-2 pm
Painting With a Twist
107 N Travis
Come in and see the studio, inquire about private parties and preview the
August calendar before anyone else! Better yet, adults are invited to the 2-
4 pm Vera Bradley Painting With a Purpose Event with Vera Bradley
giveaways and door prizes! Every seat gets a Vera Bradley item!
15. FREE GIFT WRAP
10-2 pm
Women's Gift Exchange
115 S Travis (Inside Kelly Square)
Visit this lovely shop which is FILLED with unique and quality items for men
and women. All proceeds benefit Grayson County Charities. Choose a gift to
give for Christmas, and have it beautifully wrapped for free!
16. A COOKIE WALK AND BAKE SALE
10-2 pm
Vintage Salon and Boutique
100 S Crockett
Cookie Walks are delicious AND fun, and everyone who plays is a winner!
While you are there be sure and look at the delicious items in the bake sale.
17. DRAWING FOR DINNER THEATER TICKETS
10-2 pm
Sherman Community Players
Blue Tent on SW Corner of Courthouse (across from Risk Shoes)
Adults, visit the Blue Tent to register for your pair of dinner theater tickets
to FOREVER PLAID, a wonderful show with side-splittingly funny lines and
four-part harmonies of some of the greatest hits of the 50's. Dinner is
catered by Feast on This.
18. COOKIES, KEY CHAINS, AND MORE!
10-2 pm
Hissy Fit
215 E Houston
Hissy Fit on Houston is ready for you with a basket of fun key chains and
platter of cookies--for free! While you are there you will want to play their
fun Christmas in July Word Search to see if you win!
19. DRAWINGS FOR ADULT & KID PRIZES!
11, 12, 1, & 2 pm
A Touch of Class Antique Mall
118 W Lamar
How about a free nutcracker, kids? Well, you have a chance to win one if
you visit the 3rd floor of A Touch of Class Antique Mall and enter the
drawing. You do not need to be there to win, but while you ARE there, be
sure and look at the display of antique toys dating back tot he 1800's!
And adults, you won't be left out because there is a drawing every hour for
you as well. Please visit the 3rd floor to register!
AND OUR VENDORS...
JUNGLE ICE (vendor)
10-2 pm
On The Square
What would a Christmas in July celebration be without snow cones! We were
too afraid to find out! So Jungle Ice will be on hand selling their delicious
snow cones!
PAPPY'S SMOKEHOUSE (vendor)
10-2 pm
On The Square
How about mouth-water, smoked brisket sandwiches or stuffed baked
potatoes? Better yet, how about both? You can buy them here from Pappy's
Smokehouse.

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