Jeanie Whipple had a large selection of holiday items on display for purchase. Lots of unique snowmen too!
Marcus McKenna of Milledgeville inspects items that Stan Kurasz had for purchase at the fire station in Milledgeville on Saturday.
Addie Headlee was more interested in getting a cookie thank visiting with Santa.
Gingerbread Christmas in Savanna
Interior of the Savanna Marketplace, full of happy children making Christmas decorations.
Downtown Savanna was bustling the day after Thanksgiving during the Savanna Chamber of Commerce “Gingerbread Christmas” Walk Friday, Nov. 29. Businesses offered great prices on their unique stock of gifts and gave away many door prizes.
The Christmas Cookie Baking Contest was held at the First Savanna Savings Bank. Melanie Macy’s cookies were selected as the “Best Tasting,” while the “Best Decorated” award went to Sandra Howard.
The Christmas Cookie Walk and Gift Basket Silent Auction was a huge success. The event was held at the Blackhawk Area Credit Union. Seventy-seven baskets - over 20 more than last year - were donated by area businesses and individuals, generating $4,916 for the Savanna Chamber of Commerce and their many community projects.
Members of the West Carroll FCCLA - Family, Career and Community Leaders of America - with Cooper Brown as they stroll the streets during Savanna’s Christmas Walk.
Nearly 50 beautifully decorated Christmas trees were on display at the Savanna Museum and Cultural Center, and children of all ages visited with Santa Claus at the Savanna-Thomson State Bank. Visitors also enjoyed horse-drawn wagon rides, courtesy of (Swiss) Colony Brands.
The Chamber-sponsored Savanna Bingo contest and its $1000 prize was won by Becky Titus.
With almost 3 weeks left until Christmas, remember to Shop Locally!
Melanie Macy (L) and Sandra Howard, cookie contest winners. (Photos courtesy of the Savanna Chamber of Commerce)