|Nichols holds holiday stroll|
by Toni Wilson · December 11, 2013
It was a beautiful late afternoon for the Nichols Holiday Stroll as dozens of local area residents enjoyed the hospitality of community businesses and their owners.
Burt’s Tavern offered hot dogs and chili as refreshments while Every Blinging Thing, Thirty-One Bags & Gifts and Discovery Toys & Silpada Jewelry offered opportunities to purchase Christmas gifts.
Casey’s had a drawing for a free meal deal and gave away free cookies. Terry Byers, owner of the Catfish Place had a large Christmas display, and gave away a gift certificate to the winner of the Guess the Lights Contest, Gary Eden of Lone Tree.
Nichols City Hall was open for the stroll as well, with Kelly Hoback hosting for Farmers & Merchants Bank and displaying her Scentsy products.
Also at city hall was M & K Services of Iowa with information about Iowa non-professional permit-to-carry courses.
At Pike Run Services Miss Eastern Iowa, Morgan Hodge, was hosting. Anyone who stopped by was able to sign a Christmas card to send to the troops serving overseas.
Stacy Myers, owner of Style Shack, was collecting new, unwrapped toys to help out Santa. She will be collecting for the next couple of weeks from anyone who'd like to donate.
Also greeting people at Style Shack; Art by Lindsay Parizek, Origami Owl and Pampered Chef.
Of course, what would a Holiday Stroll be without Santa Claus? Santa handed out gifts on the street and listened to what gifts the children would like him to bring this year.