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It’s Christmas Tyme in Colusa

The event that almost never was, turned out to be the event of the season.

Hundreds attended the Christmas Tyme in Colusa event making it one of the most successful turnouts in recent history.

“We had 80 vendor spaces, and 86 registered,” said event coordinator, John Smart. “We had a few that didn’t show, but that is ok, we had a great turnout.”

Food vendors, craft vendors, and organizations of all kind lined the downtown streets of Colusa.

“The lions club and rotary did a fantastic job of pulling this event together so quickly,” said Colusa Chamber Board Member, Dick Armocido.

Miss Colusa County, Ellie Geyer commented that she was astounded by the turnout.

“It’s hard to believe that the event didn’t happen this year. There are so many people out here and everyone is having a great time.”

While vendors lined the streets, the Colusa County Library provided a place to warm up, and to have a little fun.

“First Five Colusa County, and CAPC donated various crafts for the children and adults, and the Literacy Program is providing free books,” said Colusa County Librarian Stacey Costello. In addition to free books, the Friends of the Colusa County Library were showcasing some of the special titles available at the bookworm.

If books and crafts weren’t enough, the Colusa County Arts Council entertained spectators as their Ukulele club performed Christmas carols. Stardust Dance, Karsyn Gwinnup, the Egling Middle School Choir, and the Colusa High School Quartet also performed on the main stage.

At 7 PM, the raffle prize, a Weatherby 12G Shotgun was awarded to Rob Knight. The gun was donated in part by Kittles Outdoor.

“Everyone seems to be having a great time,” said Smart. “I am extremely happy.”

Colusa Supervisor, Denise Carter said, “This is my favorite time of the year, and all you have to do is look down the street and see why. Everyone is having a great time and enjoying the season.”

Colusa Rotarian, Bell Fenton commented, “I think we did a helluva job. It seems like there are more people here than last year.”

Fenton added that the Lions Club and Rotary partnered in the event.

“The Lions were able to do a lot of the leg work, and Rotary was able to keep putting money in — you know, it’s a great partnership.” he said.

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