Holidays in Monticello
days when you could take time to stop and chat with your local businessman?
When there was holiday music in the air and treats waiting for you as you
shopped? When you could just stop in and say "Hi" and wish them a Merry
has returned to Monticello this year as part of a Hometown Holiday celebration
set for December 9. Businesses will be open with a welcoming smile, something
special for customers and the promise of Christmas greetings in the air.
will start at 9 a.m. with the Zwingli Women's Guild's annual bake sale.
Cookies, Swiss treats and fresh baked goods are available by the pound
or item. Stop by and you can have much of your holiday baking done. The
sale will continue to noon.
a.m., Santa will arrive at the Monticello Library, and you can get your
picture taken with Santa. Professional photographer Linda Chapman will
be available to take each child or family's picture with Santa for $12.
Two dollars will be returned to the library as a donation.
starting at 10:30 for most businesses, open houses will provide special
fun stops for visitors. The Drugstore will be open and manned by Monticello
Area Historical Society members for a special tour. The Monroe Clinic,
Monticello Branch will have free blood pressure screenings available and
information on stress management and how to handle the holiday or any stressful
on Main, Beth Lee Stern will be demonstrating the art of jewelry making
with gold, silver and niobium metals. Stern said that the niobium demonstration
is one you won't want to miss. The niobium is a reactive metal that can
be colored with the use of electricity. The jewelry will be available for
sale at moderate prices, Stern said.
Backtowne Quilts will have a quilting demonstration at Ott to Recover.
And Jim Kennedy and his sister Jane will be at The Dining Room at 209 Main
with the exhibit of their family's Monticello Woolen Mill. If you haven't
seen this exhibit, her is your opportunity to catch a piece of Monticello's
Woolworks will feature spinning and knitting demonstrations. And Total
Look Company will also be open.
Cafe will be open, along with Gempeler's Supermarket, Francois Citgo and
Monticello A&W. Mary Davis is holding two ladies luncheons by reservation
only at 11:30 and 1:30. The cafe will also be open for business during
their regular business hours.
Citgo offers a chance at the World's Largest Stocking or a Sharper Scooter
for area children. Stop by and sign up for the drawing which will be held
Monday, December 18. A Hometown Holiday car wash discount will be going
on, along with other specials. And At Monticello A&W there is the "three
burger, three fries for $6" special going on. Holiday baked goods and pizza
samples will also be available.
Open houses--look for the snowflakes
opening their doors include the Monticello Village office and Police
Department with DARE information and hand-outs, Eagle Pass, Ravens, Zippers,
the Rathskeller, Holstein Silkscreens, Voegeli Chevrolet, Green Pastures
Veterinary Service, Hair Tek-nique by Cindee's new shop, Harvey W. Kubly,
photographers featured in new calendars, notecards
Financial Services, Inc. and the Bank of Monticello Main Bank will be open
with treats and calendars featuring six different photos taken by local
residents. The calendars match notecards and post cards that MBPA made
earlier this year and are for sale. Notecards can be purchased at the bank,
the Dining Room and at village hall.
shots feature the Artesian Well at Lake Montesian, taken by Tim Radke,
Bridge near the Woolen Mill taken by Marlene Schmalbeck, Speeder cars by
Susan Wetherington, Monticello Depots by Tim Radke, and the Monument at
night was taken by Jo Wendler.
business can be handled at the drive-up facility on Saturday. The main
bank will be open for treats, not business.
open houses will run from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m., with some businesses open
earlier or later. Snowflakes in the window will indicate whether a business
is having an open house. Look for those snowflakes.
the day with hometown music
p.m., the day will end with a Holiday Concert at Monticello Public Schools.
The high school and middle school bands will be featured at the concert.
Mike Ganshert, New Glarus, will join the band in a bagpipe and concert
band arrangement of "Amazing Grace". The combined bands will also present
an arrangement of "The Drummer Boy."
for Holiday hometown fun on Saturday, December 9 and support your local
businesses and community.