By Elisanne McCutchen, Springdale
By the time you read this, Halloween will be in the near past and the dreaded daylight savings time will be in the near future. We’ll have Thanksgiving to look forward to and then Springdale has plans to bring some brightness to the holiday season!
On Saturday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m., the Town of Springdale invites you to the town park to kick off the holidays. First up will be the tree lighting! Then, set in the gazebo, Santa will be present for photos with the kiddies. Halona from Corner Cup will have special hot chocolate drinks available for purchase, which will be the perfect way to keep little hands and tummies warm. Those attending will also be offered the opportunity to enjoy a sleigh ride around the park, but it doesn’t end there!
After the tree lighting, we invite residents and visitors alike to enjoy Shine on Springdale! Residents have been encouraged to put out holiday lights to brighten up our small town. From east to west, and north to south, beautiful lights will shine through the dark night. It is the perfect way to celebrate the season’s beauty with your family in a relaxed, peaceful way. Drive, or even consider walking!
I don’t know about you but I think I’ll start the evening off at Corner Table with a sensational meal. Melinda has promised to have a special dish just for this night.
A tree lighting, Santa, hot cocoa, sleigh rides and Shine on Springdale! What a fabulous way to start your holiday season!
Local business guide
Our town may be small, but the number of businesses we have is growing all the time. These local business owners would love it if you considered them when planning your holiday shopping.
Many in Springdale are familiar with the smiling face of Halona Ezell-Brown from the Corner Cup. While her coffee and other hot and cold drinks wake you up, her delicious sweets, some gluten free, keep you returning again and again! Currently, Corner Cup is open Tuesday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Check their Facebook page for new winter hours!
Corner Table, under the oversight of Melinda Mays, serves up tasty, filling American food at great prices. Halona and Melinda would like you to know that they are offering gift certificates and e-gift certificates! At the corner of State Highways 231 and 292, Corner Table is open Tuesday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday 11-3 p.m.
Stefany Smith has the perfect gift for little girls at Little BOW Peeps! She makes beautiful ribbon hair bows that are a wonderful addition to any little girl’s wardrobe and perfect for those holiday and special event photos. Get in touch with her through her Facebook page, Little BOW Peeps!
Veladora Candle Company, run by Christina Ruiz with daughters Angela and Moriah, offers sustainable soy wax candles and wax melts. Their hand poured, small batch candles feature scents named after a destination, either real or fictional. They do ship and, for readers of the Loon Lake Times, they are offering a holiday discount. Use the code LOCAL to buy one, get one 50% off. Visit www.veladoracandleco.com .
Do you know a farmer or rancher who has some equipment that needs welding, but they just haven’t gotten around to it? Give Jason Ezell of EZ Welding Service a ring at 979-665-8832. He is mobile and will come to you!
Michelle Mangis of Michelle’s Crafting Cottage offers handmade jewelry, crocheted towels, dishcloths, blankets and crystals. She is located at 4826 Lyons Hill Road, Springdale. Contact her at 509-951-1897.
Jan Gonzales of Springdale Mobile Notary is offering $10 off her travel fee through the end of 2021. She’d like you to remember that she not only comes to you but is licensed, bonded, insured and background-checked. Gonzalez offers weekend and evening appointments as well as same day appointments for your convenience. Give Springdale Mobile Notary a call at 509-714-5509 or you can reach them by email at email@example.com .
Jerry and Jamie Scriver are representatives of Wink Naturals. The company strives to create products to impact, strengthen and protect families. Jamie can create special bundles of products by request and is offering a 15% off discount to Loon Lake Times readers. Use the code JamieS15 on your first order at https://www.winknaturals.com/jscriver. She can also be reached at 706-263-6839 and offers a guarantee on all her products.
Don’t forget the Springdale Grocery & Hardware & Liquor Store for those last-minute needs! Off to a party and need a gift? Owner Sharron Bergin-Staley and staff will help you find the perfect item. Need something for a new recipe and don’t want to drive out of town? This is the place to pick it up! Open daily 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
And finally, for those who love books, the Friends of the Loon Lake Library will be open in their new Springdale location on Friday, Nov. 5 and Friday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The book sales will be located at 107 W Shaffer Avenue in Springdale.