Christmas in Mad City
Madisonville was excited to spread cheer with their First Annual ‘Christmas in Mad City’ winter event that took place on Saturday, December 2nd, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM in downtown.
Plans for the event included bringing back last year’s ice skating rink, as well as adding a plethora of new additions that are sure to round out the event and made it a must-attend family favorite. Live Christmas music by Hopkins County Central High School’s Choral Ensemble and Madisonville Community College’s Choir provided the perfect backdrop to ‘Peppermint,’ our magic elf, provided by Anticipations who helped your kids to ice skate and write letters to Santa. Once they were finished with that, they got to meet the big man himself and enjoy complimentary digital photos of your little one with Santa Claus courtesy of Press Shots. Families spent time together enjoying picturesque downtown Madisonville when you took a $10 carriage ride from Country Plantation House Carriage and Wagon Company, and warmed up afterwards in the brand new “Warming Café,” an enclosed and heated area that featured non-profit organizations selling warm beverages, cookies, and seasonal treats sure to warm your bones.
“We worked very hard to bring the Christmas spirit into the heart of this event, and we were so excited to share everything that we have been working on with the community,” said Community Development Director Summer Crick. “It’s exciting to see the Madisonville Forward initiative start to really pay off and begin giving back to the community that is making all of this possible!”
This event was co-sponsored by First United Bank & Trust, the City of Madisonville, and Madisonville Forward. “Christmas in Mad City’ was a fun day, officially kicking off the Christmas season in Madisonville,” said Jason Hawkins, President of First United Bank & Trust.
Mayor David Jackson expressed his gratitude for the relationship between the city and First United. “We are so thankful for community partnerships like the one we have with First United Bank & Trust. With support like this, we are able to collaborate to bring activities and events that can be enjoyed by our community.”