Holiday Madness Hits Pine City

Pine City will celebrate the holiday season this Friday with the 13th Annual Holiday Madness event.  The community is invited to participate this week in the variety of activities that will be held.

Join us in supporting the Pine Community Food Shelf and the Pine County Toys for Tots with our annual “Pine City Gives” promotion.  Donate an item to either of these organizations now through December 5th to receive your entry to win over $500 in Chamber Bucks.  Donations are accepted at these locations:  Voyageur Bottle Shop, Stearns Bank, Cabin Coffees, Northwoods Bank, Frandsen Bank & Trust and Anytime Fitness.

The Christmas Carol Parade begins at 6:00 PM on Friday evening.  The route begins at the corner of 8th Avenue & Main Street next to Waxberg Clinic and will travel north on Hwy 61 to 3rd Ave SE, then go to Robinson Park in downtown Pine City. The parade features a variety of lighted floats with Christmas Carol themes and many new units will be joining the parade this year.  We are excited to welcome the Senior High Choirs, led by Jennifer Krinke, as a unit in the parade.  The student group will lead the 2014 parade and share traditional songs with the parade viewers.  The Pine City Pioneer will award prizes for the bests float entries this year.

The lighting of the Christmas tree in Robinson Park will take place immediately following the end of the Christmas Carol Parade, so hurry on down!  A special presentation by the Elementary School choir, led by Jennifer Hansmann, has been added to this year’s line-up.  The Pine Area Lions have donated Holiday Treat Bags for the kids.  The Pine City Ambassadors will be distributing them following the end of the parade in Robinson Park.

Holiday Madness is made possible thanks to these generous sponsors:  Anytime Fitness, Central MN Coins & Antiques, Chris’ Food Center, Coldwell Banker Results, Currie, Pangerl & Associates, PHASE Furnishings, Todd’s Tax Service and Voyageur Bottle Shop.

The Pine City Area Chamber of Commerce, sponsor of the events, invites everyone in East Central Minnesota to enjoy this day of Christmas cheer by taking advantage of the many events.  Throughout the evening we encourage members of the community to use this evening as an opportunity to shop or dine at one of our local businesses.