The residents and businesses of Douglass opened their doors for Christmas Around Town, an annual community event

Once again, the City of Douglass opened their doors for Christmas Around Town, an annual community event including Christmas displays, numerous vendors, food and even a car show.

The library featured a used book sale and three full-size, decorated Christmas trees, baked goods, crafts and Books Are Fun.

More than 20 vendors gathered at the Community Building including: Gold Canyon Candles, Douglass PEO jams and jellies, Premier Jewelry, Kacky’s Kreative Kreations, Vault Denim, Just Kountry Stuff and many others.

Others chose to open the doors of their homes to the public. One such resident, MaryAnn Moore, offered her homemade breads and jams. Moore enjoys participating in Christmas Around Town and expressed her disappointment in the unusually low temperature by saying, “It’s just too cold, people don’t want to get out.”

For those willing to brave the near-freezing temps there were plenty of opportunities to find warmth while shopping door-to-door.

Hobo Happenings Car Show offered free donuts and coffee, the ever-popular ham and bean feed was at noon, free chili samples could be found in the Community Building and First Christian Church offered chicken and noodles. If that still wasn’t enough there was a food truck, Blowin Smoke BBQ and Catering was parked and ready to serve downtown patrons all day.

Another big crowd could be found on School Street at Raegan’s Unique Boutique. With big Christmas displays, plenty of jewelry, home decor and Christmas-themed merchandise they had a full parking lot and a steady, long line at the register – a sign of success.

Other vendors included: Advanced Beauty Solutions, A New Attitude, Mary Kay Cosmetics, United Methodist Church, Lakeview Enterprises, Tastefully Simple, Sheri’s Sewing, Celebrating Home, Paparazzi Accessories, Pampered Chef, Lilla Rose, Butterflies and Kisses, Triangle Restaurant, Creations Plus by Joyce, Healthy Lives, Have I Stollen Your Heart (stollen bread), Fixie Chicks and River Valley Supply.