Nov 272012
 

The POWELL COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Presents

DEER LODGE CHRISTMAS EVENTS

November 30th to December 2nd 2012

Santa’s Visit: Friday and Saturday, November 30th & December 1st

Santa will be appearing at the Pen Convention Center on Main Street from 5 pm till 7 pm on Friday. On Saturday, Santa will hand out candy on Main Street during the Christmas Stroll.

Children’s Movie: Friday and Saturday, November 30th & December 1st

A children’s movie, “Madagascar 3”, will be shown at the Rialto Theater, at 7:30 pm on Friday and 2 pm on Saturday. FREE of charge. Sponsored by the Powell County Chamber of Commerce, Rice Properties of Anaconda & Missoula, Mark & Holly Hansen, and the Rialto Community Theater.

Christmas Festival: 6 pm Friday, November 30th

Powell County Museum & Arts Foundation will be holding their annual Holiday Festival Celebration at the Pen Convention Center on Main Street. The preview starts at 6 pm with beverages and snacks. At 7 pm there will be silent and live auctions and raffles (including decorated trees, table decorations, liquor basket, kids stocking, etc.),  live music from Wes Harr and ‘Short Notice’, food and drink, a 50/50 raffle and door prizes. Santa will appear at 9 pm when he will draw the winning ticket for the 1971 Corvette Stingray Raffle Car. FREE of charge.

Stroll Buttons

Stroll Buttons will be on sale at ACE Hardware, J & J Variety, Keystone Drug & Gifts, MRC, Old Prison Museum Gift Shop and Valley Foods. Buttons cost $2.00 each, are limited to a maximum of 1000, and provide over 150 opportunities for the wearer to win prizes and Gift Certificates. During the Stroll, button wearers can visit local businesses, and if they find their button number matches the number in the store they receive a prize. Some merchants draw extra button numbers each week in the run up to Christmas, so be sure to visit them often. Don’t forget, button numbers will be called out during the Christmas Stroll, giving you FIVE chances to win Chamber Gift Certificates valued up to $100!

Christmas Stroll: 2 pm till 7 pm Saturday, December 1st

The Christmas Stroll will take place on Main Street between 2 pm till 7 pm. There will be two drawings for Chamber Gift Certificates, based upon Stroll Buttons purchased by participants. The first drawing will be held in front of Greany’s Dry Goods at 3:30 pm, the second will be held at the Community Christmas Tree in front of the Post Office, directly after the Parade of Lights. YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN! Three blocks of the central business district (300, 400, 500) will be closed to vehicular traffic. There will be live music, book signings, sales and other events at many of the businesses in Deer Lodge. Join the High School Choir as they sing Christmas Carols at 5:30 pm.

DEER LODGE BUSINESSES WITH WINNING STROLL NUMBERS (From 2 pm December 1st)
BUSINESS ADDRESS
Ace Hardware 506 2nd Street
Ask the Meat Guy 901 Main Street
Boomerang Bakery 323 Main Street
Broken Arrow Steakhouse 317 Main Street
Browsing Bison Books 515 Main Street
Bum Bridge Auction & Pawn 103 St. Mary’s Ave
Deer Lodge Liquor Store 303 Main Street
Greany’s Dry Goods 329 Main Street
J&J Variety Store 421 Main Street
Keystone Drug & Gifts 407 Main Street
Lickety Print 600 Main Street Ste. C
Montana Bar 412 Main Street
Montana Massage 308 Milwaukee
Mountain Man Trading Post 403 Main Street
MRC 520 Main Street
New To You 501 Main Street
Old Prison Gift Shop 1106 Main Street
Peoples Bank of Deer Lodge 430 Main Street
Pizza Hut 202 N. Main Street
Quilter’s Corner, Etc. 401 Main Street
R&C Home Improvement 100 Milwaukee Ave
river radio ranch 302 Missouri Ave
Silver State Post 312 Missouri Ave
Steele’s Furniture & Appliances 417 Main Street
Territorial Antiques 300 Maryland
The Chicken House 502 Main Street
Trashed (Just Things & Teri’s Tea Rooms) 416 Main Street
Valley Foods 711 Main Street
Wild Iris 413 Main Street

Parade of Lights: 6 pm Saturday, December 1st

This year’s theme is ‘Christmas Bling’, so let’s make it bigger and brighter, with lots of lights, glitter and sparkle! Open to everyone, individuals and businesses, big or small, no need to sign up just join in. The Parade will form on Second Street by NAPA at 5:30 pm and enters Main Street on Cottonwood Ave at 6pm. It will proceed south along Main Street ending at Montana Ave where it will disband. NO THROWING CANDY FROM THE FLOATS, please. Elves will hand out candy from baskets whilst walking alongside the Parade. Trophies will be awarded to the entrants judged to be the in the TOP 3, handed out to winners at the Christmas Tree.

Christmas Tree Lighting: Saturday, December 1st

The official Lighting of the Deer Lodge Christmas Tree will take place immediately following on from the Parade of Lights beside the Post Office. The second drawing for Chamber Gift Certificates will take place after the lighting of the tree.

Chamber Gift Certificates Draw: Saturday, December 1st

A draw for $25 & $50 gift certificates will take place in front of Greany’s Dry Goods at 3:30 pm. The second set of drawings, for $25, $50 and $100 Chamber Gift Certificates, will take place after the Lighting of the Community Christmas Tree at the Post Office, following the Parade of Lights.

Gift Certificates may be spent at any Business that is a member of the Chamber (listed on the back of the certificate). Remember, YOU MUST HAVE A BUTTON AND BE PRESENT TO WIN!

Grant-Kohrs Ranch Victorian Holiday: 1 pm Sunday, December 2nd

This year’s theme is ‘Let It Snow!’ The 1862 Kohrs family ranch house will be decorated and open for tours from 1 pm till 4 pm. Activities include Kids crafts, Horse drawn wagon rides, Santa and Mrs. Claus, Refreshments, Bonfire, Blacksmith Shop, Exhibit on historic snow falls in Montana, and Gloria Clark playing the piano in the main ranch house. Call (406) 846-2070

Christmas Cash

Interest free loans of up to $2,000 will be available from Peoples Bank of Deer Lodge, Pioneer Federal Savings & Loan and First Security Bank. A $15.00 fee is due at the time of application. Christmas Cash loans will be available from banks starting November 1st.

Customers presenting Christmas Cash for a purchase MUST sign the front of the cash where indicated. Cash may be used at any participating business. Merchants will need to endorse the back of the Cash and deposit with their bank. The Cash is then redeemed with a 3% discount.

Chamber Members are eligible to join the program and accept Christmas Cash free of charge. Businesses that are not Chamber Members are invited to participate in the Christmas Cash program for a fee of $25, which helps cover the expense of printing the money and advertising.

DEER LODGE BUSINESSES ACCEPTING CHRISTMAS CASH
COMPANY ADDRESS
Ace Hardware 506 2nd Street
Ask the Meat Guy 901 Main Street
Boomerang Bakery 323 Main Street
Broken Arrow Steakhouse 317 Main Street
Browsing Bison Books 515 Main Street
Bum Bridge Auction & Pawn 103 St. Mary’s Ave
Clark Fork Veterinary Clinic 3707 N Frontage Rd
Cutler Brothers Productions 301 Main Street
Deer Lodge Family Dental 712 4th Street
Deer Lodge Medical Center 1100 Hollenbeck Lane
Deer Lodge Valley Therapy 310 Main Street
Greany’s Dry Goods 329 Main Street
J&J Variety Store 421 Main Street
Joan’s Unique Hairdesigns 305 Missouri Ave
Keystone Drug & Gifts 407 Main Street
Lickety Print 600 Main Street Ste. C
Military Surplus, Mercantile & Pawn 414 Main Street
Montana Bar 412 Main Street
Montana Massage 308 Milwaukee Ave
Mount Powell Tire Center 217 Main Street
Mountain Man Trading Post 403 Main Street
MRC 520 Main Street
New To You 501 Main Street
Old Prison Gift Shop 1106 Main Street
Peoples Bank of Deer Lodge 430 Main Street
Pizza Hut 202 N. Main Street
Premier Physical Therapy 600 Main Street, Suite 1
Quilter’s Corner, Etc. 401 Main Street
R&C Home Improvement 100 Milwaukee Ave
river radio ranch 302 Missouri Ave
Ryan Heating & Plumbing 820 Montana Ave
Serenity Salon & Nails 549 Main Street
Steele’s Furniture & Appliances 417 Main Street
Silver State Post 312 Missouri Ave
Teresa’s Mane Attraction 515 Main Street
Territorial Antiques 300 Maryland
The Chicken House 502 Main Street
Today’s Image 407 Main Street
Trashed 303 Main Street
Treasure State Auto NAPA 201 Cottonwood
Valley Foods 711 Main Street
Victory Lanes 514 4th Street
Wild Iris 413 Main Street

CHRISTMAS CASH – BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE DEER LODGE BANKS

AND POWELL COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Download the Christmas Cash Application Form HERE