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We are a non-profit based in South Berwick, SoBo Central was formed in 2009 to bring together citizens committed to a healthy, vibrant town. The organization provides an umbrella for groups putting on concerts, running the ski hill, nurturing our downtown, providing fuel and food for those in need and working to keep our town healthy - environmentally, socially and economically. We invite all residents and business people to join us for any and all of our events and programs
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Home for the Holidays to Draw Crowds to South Berwick Village
SOUTH BERWICK, MAINE – Music, art, street theater, treats, history, and family fare will be in store as shops, restaurants, and town hall fling open their doors on Friday night, December 2, for the annual celebration known as Home for the Holidays.
From 5 to 8 pm, residents and visitors of all ages will enjoy cookie-decorating, Santa Claus, and dreidel games, to name just a few attractions. Scavenger hunters can search for small paper umbrellas hidden in each downtown store by South Berwick’s so-called “nonprofit umbrella organization,” SoBo Central.
Meanwhile, the SoBo Arts art sale (formerly the Women’s Holiday Art Sale) will feature dozens of local artists in a juried sale at the South Berwick Town Hall auditorium. The sale runs through 8 pm Friday evening and again 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, December 3.
Revelers will get a gentle reminder that Home for the Holidays in South Berwick is all about the merchants, and helping downtown businesses thrive. SoBo Bucks and other discounts will be offered at many businesses. Each SoBo Buck will entitle the shopper to a discount at that local independent store during the holiday season.
“Residents and visitors alike love South Berwick because it has a downtown where we can shop for food, fabrics or pharmacy items,” said Deb DeColfmacker, chair of this year’s event and local Edward Jones representative. “Home for the Holidays is our way to make sure we shop local first during the holidays.”
South Berwick’s downtown holiday stroll, which began in 2004, features stores filled with games, concerts and crafts, as well as free refreshments, concerts and story-telling.
Community caroling will begin at 6:15 at the Jewett House, following by anyone interested in caroling with the Holiday Elf and members of the Garrison Players through downtown.
Home for the Holidays is sponsored by SmartGrowth South Berwick, a program of SoBo Central that is focused on protecting and supporting the unique character of the downtown. SoBo Central, a local nonprofit that also runs the food pantry, fuel fund, summer concert series and Lantern Fest, will have its ever popular scavenger hunt.
“Between the SoBo Bucks for adults and the hidden umbrellas for kids, we hope revelers will stop in as many of our wonderful downtown retailers as possible,” said Virginia Smith Alterio, SoBo Central board member. “Joining with neighbors, singing holiday songs, sipping cocoa and supporting local businesses – what could be a better combination?”
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For info for Home for the Holidays click HERE.