*** Successful AGM on ZOOM *** Markdale’s Moonlight Madness *** Markdale Santa Parade ***



Our two-part Zoomerama, as Chamber President Stewart Halliday called it, went off last Thursday night with only a small technical glitch in the second half of the evening. All in all, it was a success, with financials shared along with hopes and plans for the future.

Please see the full article in this issue of the Advance.


Don’t forget to come out this Friday, Nov. 27 to Markdale’s Moonlight Madness. Stores will be open late with many offering specials, and some restaurants have thoughtfully prepared special menus for your dinner or snacking pleasure. We’ll have hot chocolate stations set up around town for you thanks to our friends at Sidekicks, and elves will be passing out candy canes. Make sure to grab your wee ones a Santa letter kit; we’ll pick up their letters at the parade on Saturday or you can drop them at the post office in town.


Santa and his elves are excited to be in Markdale for the parade on Saturday, Nov. 28. This year’s drive-by parade will see guests arriving at the Markdale Arena via Cavan and Walker streets, driving through the parking lot to enjoy the floats, waving to Santa, and leaving via Radford Street.

Volunteers will begin to set up around 9 in the morning, with the parade itself beginning at noon.

We’d like to encourage attendees to arrive at the parade as follows, as much as they are able: last names beginning with A through E, arrive at 12pm; F through J, arrive at 12:30pm; K through O, arrive at 1pm; P through S, arrive at 1:30pm; and T through Z, arrive at 2:00pm. We hope this will help us better balance the flow of traffic.

We’ve had some great suggestions for enjoying the lineups you may hit, and we think they’re worth sharing: DO NOT drink a big cup of coffee before leaving the house; get in the spirit – wear your Santa hat or elf earmuffs, strap a wreath to your grill or string up some battery-powered lights, and find a radio station playing Christmas music; keep a positive mood going, as that’s the whole point; as you get closer, open your car window a wee bit to hear the music we’re playing; join in our joy and energize us so we can give back.


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