ARCANUM – The Arcanum Business Association and the Arcanum Athletic Boosters recognized Wintrow Signs & Designs as a Platinum sponsor for the upcoming Christmas in Arcanum & Horse Parade on Dec. 8.
“We are excited to sponsor the second annual Christmas in Arcanum & Horse Parade,” owners Joe and Laura Wintrow said. “We are glad to be a partner with Arcanum to help bring this great event to the community to enjoy.”
Wintrow Signs & Designs has been in business for more than 23 years serving local residents and businesses in Darke and surrounding counties.
Also, Arcanum Business Association and the Arcanum Athletic Boosters recognized Greenville National Bank.
“As a local community bank, Greenville National Bank is pleased to take part in the Arcanum Horse Parade and to encourage others to support local businesses and community events,” said Amy Huber, Arcanum Branch manager at Greenville National Bank. “GNB is proud to sponsor the Stryker Farms Cornerstone Belgians in the parade.”
Dec. 8 will be the second annual Christmas in Arcanum & Horse Parade.
This event is co-hosted by the Arcanum Area Business Association and the Arcanum Athletic Boosters. There will be activities throughout the day to help bring in the holiday spirit.
The day will begin with breakfast with Santa from 8-11 a.m. at the Arcanum High School. Local craft vendors and artisans will be at the Arcanum Fieldhouse from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
There will be a variety of food trucks that will be staged at the Arcanum Field House from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. There will be family-friendly activities from noon-4 p.m. including an ice sculptor, nativity petting zoo, pony rides and live reindeer. There will be crafts for the kids from 3-5 p.m. located at the Scout House in Ivester Park.
Beginning at 5 p.m. will be the candy cane hunt in Ivester Park complete with prizes for every child. This is an activity for the children to find the hidden candy canes in the park with flashlights. Each candy cane is numbered, and they can be redeemed for prizes in the Scout House after the hunt.
The evening will highlight the Christmas Horse Parade beginning at 7 p.m. to officially welcome Santa to the village of Arcanum. The parade will travel from George Street to Main Street and through Ivester Park, which will be full of lights and festive Christmas music.
The park will be decorated by various groups, community organizations, school groups and local citizen volunteers. The children will have the opportunity to visit with Santa after the parade in the Scout House. After the parade, there will be horse and carriage rides available and a bonfire to warm up with and enjoy.
The horse-drawn carriage rides will journey through the park and downtown Arcanum area.
Organizers still are accepting parade entries that include horse-drawn carriages, wagons and buggies. They also will accept motorized vehicles for the parade that are decorated with festive Christmas lights.
To receive a parade application, contact Jason Blackburn at 937-621-2166 or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.