Luminaries will light the way on the evening of December 1st, as many of the downtown merchants open their doors for the first Downtown Urbana Candlelight Walk. Due to the cancellation of the Cancer Association of Champaign County’s (CACC) Candlelight Tour of Homes, retailers discussed how they could help the association raise additional funds.
On Saturday December 1st, the stores will be lit with luminaries, and during the hours of 4 - 7 P.M. each will have a promotion to encourage customers to donate to the Cancer Association. In addition, merchants will donate a portion of their sales. Tina Knotts, owner of Let’s Eat Cake stated “We are grateful for the support we receive from the community and this is our way of giving back.”
Several of the merchants have also volunteered to sell CACC calendars during the month of December. The group has been in contact with Brett Evilsizor, president of the CACC who is supportive of their efforts. Pat and Patsy Thackery, owners of Cafe Paradiso have also agreed to participate, and are asking other downtown restaurants to get involved.
As of press time, Oxner’s, Community Thrift, Lily’s Garden, Fruit Salad, Let’s Eat Cake, PB&J on Main, The Bull, Cafe Paradiso, Fusion, Coppertop and Kaleidoscope are participating restaurants and retailers. Each shop will have at least 6 luminaries to make the downtown area festive and light the way for customers.
According to their website, the Cancer Association helps people dealing with the effects of cancer on their daily lives, and provides financial assistance with medicines and treatment. The funds stay in Champaign County, and the organization is totally funded by donations.
Full schedule of events for Friday November, 23rd's Holiday Horse Parade and Santa Land.
Santa Land officially opens on Friday, November 23rd at 6:30pm after the Holiday Horse Parade in downtown Urbana. Santa Land remains open the following dates and hours at its new 2018 location inside Oxner' General Store.
4-Mile Fun Run/Walk Fundraiser
WHEN: Friday, June 8 @ 7pm
Packet pick-up begins @ 5:30pm.
Warm-up yoga with The Lotus Yoga @ 6:30pm.
WHERE: Melvin Miller Park
731 Children's Home Rd, Urbana, OH 43078
Course is stroller & dog friendly (on a leash)
Champaign Health District and Sertell Chiropractic Clinic will have two courtesy tents set up this year.
Trophy to the overall female and male runners.
Awards for the top three male and female in each of the following age categories:
12 and under; 13 -20; 21-30; 31-40; 41-50; 51-60; 61 and above
There will be door prizes and light refreshments before and after the race.
Security National Bank, Martin Browne Hull & Harper P.L.L., Memorial Health, The Peoples Savings Bank, CT COMM, Streamline Design + Print, Willman Furniture Co, Steve's Market & Deli, Champaign Health District, The Lotus Yoga & SertellChiropractic.
All proceeds help in the upkeep and beautification of Historical Downtown Urbana. Monument Square District Urbana is a not for profit organization and any donation is tax deductible.
4-Miler Run/Walk Registration
Register online at http://speedy-feet.com/race-entry.php?id=1914
or by mail, or on race-day.
$20.00 pre-register by June 1, 2018 includes entry and t-shirt
$25.00 after June 1st and Day of Race (no t-shirt guarantee)
Groups of 6 or more? Team leader, call 937.215.7416 to be given a discount code.
The annual Simon Kenton Chili Cookoff returns to downtown Urbana this Saturday, September 23, 2017. See a schedule of events below or visit www.chilicookoffurbana.com for more information!
Mark your calendars for the 13th annual Art Affair on the Square in downtown Urbana. The event will take place on Saturday, July 17, 2017 from 10am to 6pm.
You don't want to miss this multi-arts festival featuring artists' market, live entertainment and children's arts activities. The street festival will showcase art, music, architecture, and literature. Specialty and gourmet foods will be available from vendors and downtown restaurants.
Find out more!
Visit the Art Affair webpage for more information.
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