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Shoppers spent the day on the square

Shop around the Square Event

Haley Trimm, left, and Debbie Trimm, right, browse items outside of Wall Works during the Shop around the Square event. Photo by Allyson Dix

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With enough shopping, one can weather the chilly December temps by moving door-to-door around the Edmonton Square.

This is what many shoppers did last Sunday during the 2022 Shop around the Square event hosted by the Edmonton-Metcalfe Chamber of Commerce.

Many businesses around the square are filled with Christmas lights and festive window decorations.

The event included pictures with Santa Claus, Caroling for Christ carolers, and plenty of stores open for finding the perfect gifts.

Shoppers were provided a ticket to be punched for each participating business they visited. If all locations were visited, those individuals were entered into a drawing for $350 Metcalfe Money divided between five winners.

Wall Works, The Auction Barn, the Historic Jail and Metcalfe County Museum, Farming Up Collectibles, Pam’s $5.00 Bling at MainStreet Barber Shop, and the Edmonton-Metcalfe Chamber of Commerce all participated in the weekend event.

Hillbilly BBQ and Tropical Breeze Shaved Ice set up to vendor and Subway kept their doors open for food as well.

Caroling for Christ carolers sang at the Historic Courthouse Steps and around the nativity scene, which was followed by prayer.

After the shoppers were spent, many headed over to Edmonton City Hall to enjoy hot cider, cookies, and live Christmas music by the Hornets’ Nest Pickers. To conclude the evening, Mayor Doug Smith flipped the switch to illuminate the 14-foot Christmas tree adorned with ornaments, lights, and topped with a bright shining star.

Carolers sing on the steps of the Historic Courthouse in Edmonton during the shopping event. Photo by Allyson Dix









Tim Stricklin with his daughter, Brianna, listen to the carolers in the Historic Courthouse Lawn. Photo by Allyson Dix
















Stella Kate Dix stands among the large nativity scene in the Historic Courthouse Lawn. Photo by Allyson Dix

Layne Blythe, 3 of Metcalfe County, shares moments with Santa Claus at the Shop around the Square event. Photo by Allyson Dix





Stacy Young browses the aisles of The Auction Barn with Nova Gibson, 2, atop her shoulders.

Pam Deweese, standing at left, with Pam’s Affordable Bling, and Tina Combs, sitting at right, display thousands of jewelry items for sale in the square event. Photo by Allyson Dix

Larry Wilson, left, pays for his purchase at Wall Works. Also pictured is Ashley Groce, center, and store owner Anne Birge. Photo by Allyson Dix


Rory and Daniel Bragg shop for items at Farming Up Collectibles. Rory was one of the winners in the drawing for Metcalfe Money! Photo by Allyson Dix

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