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Updated: 12/26/2013 08:00:01AM

Main Street Christmas in downtown Avon Park

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JOURNAL PHOTO BY SHARON WEATHERHEAD


The Avon Park “Avonaires” from Avon Park Elementary School,directed by Wendy Garcia, sang traditional Christmas songs to the delight of the crowd. The children were also dressed in red and white for the holidays.

JOURNAL PHOTO BY SHARON WEATHERHEAD


The Park Elementary Panthers Choir consisted of 56 children attending fourth and fifth grades. The group was under the direction of Mary Beth Frazier. They sang songs such as “O Come Little Children” and “Santa Is My Buddy.”

JOURNAL PHOTO BY SHARON WEATHERHEAD


Candy Cane Lane featured a stroll among brightly decorated Christmas trees and holiday ornaments.

JOURNAL PHOTO BY SHARON WEATHERHEAD


The historic Hotel Jacaranda helped carry the Christmas theme along Main Street in Avon Park.

JOURNAL PHOTO BY SHARON WEATHERHEAD


Santa Claus and a Christmas tree create a welcoming holiday display in the lobby of the Hotel Jacaranda.

JOURNAL PHOTO BY SHARON WEATHERHEAD


The gazebo on Main Street in Avon Park was gaily decorated and brightly lit to welcome the holidays.

JOURNAL PHOTO BY SHARON WEATHERHEAD


Miss Avon Park Jordan Wright and Junior Miss Avon Park Kelli Sullivan offered baked goods. Proceeds from the sale benefit this year's Miss Avon Park pageant.

JOURNAL PHOTO BY SHARON WEATHERHEAD


Addyson Getz took the opportunity to share her Christmas wish list with Santa.

JOURNAL PHOTO BY SHARON WEATHERHEAD


Santa Claus visited Avon Park and Nabil Raoui told the jolly old man his Christmas wishes.

By SHARON WEATHERHEAD

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Although it was more like an Indian summer evening, leaves crunching under foot instead of snow, the spirit of Christmas and the Holiday Season was in the air last week on Main Street in Avon Park.

Visitors could see and feel the spirit of the season: friends saying hello to neighbors; chairs and blankets set out in front of the Hotel Jacaranda; and hugs all around. Babies, children,, families and pets all settled themselves under the huge shade trees wrapped with dainty white lights.

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