Sign Up Now to Participate in Bishop’s Community Christmas Events
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
We’ve turned the calendar page to November and that means the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce is already busy planning several events to ring in the holiday season. They are seeking your participation.
On Friday night, December 5th, everyone is invited to the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Bishop City Park. Festivities will include hot chocolate & cookies, carolers and a visit from Santa! Following the tree lighting, shoppers can get a great start on Christmas Shopping by taking a stroll downtown through the Street of Lights. Many businesses will be open late, and shoppers will have a chance to win great raffle prizes by having the official Street of Lights map stamped by participating merchants.
On Saturday, December 6th the annual Christmas Parade will celebrate the theme “Connecting Christmas Past with Christmas Future.” Now is the time to register your float, car, waking or equestrian group.
It is free and easy to join in the Home & Business Decorating Contest. Once your decorations are up, simply give the Chamber a call to sign up or nominate a location. They’ll come out and take pictures and upload to the Chamber Facebook page then winners will be determined by “likes.”
The Bishop Area Chamber extends an invitation to everyone to join in these fun and important community events. Please mark your calendars now.
For more information or to sign-up, please drop by the chamber office at 690 North Main Street, or telephone April at (760) 873-8405.
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DONATIONS SOUGHT FOR SHOP-WITH-A-COP
Members of the Mammoth Lakes Police Department, Mono County Sheriff’s Office, Bishop Police Department, and Inyo County Sheriff’s Office and other criminal justice agencies are busy planning the fourth annual Shop-with-a-Cop, scheduled for Saturday, December 13. This is a special day where local law enforcement helps families in the Eastern Sierra have a nice Christmas. Children from disadvantaged families are identified by the various departments. On Saturday morning, the children are picked up at their homes by the police officer “partner” and taken to breakfast.
After breakfast, they respond code three (red lights and siren) from breakfast to K-Mart in Bishop where they are each provided with $200 to shop for Christmas for their families. After shopping, volunteers wrap the gifts and the officers and their new partner travel home where an early Christmas celebration begins.
K-Mart has been very generous in providing additional gift cards and all the wrapping materials.
The goal is to provide Christmas for 50 families in the Eastern Sierra. That means $10,000 must be raised. Various organizations and individuals have provided funds, more are needed. Anyone interested in making a donation may drop it off at either the Mammoth Lakes Police Department or Bishop Police Department. Checks should be made to MLPOA with “Shop-with-a-Cop” written in the “For” line.
And, if anyone is having a difficult time getting into the spirit of the holidays, drop by K-Mart around ten in the morning on December 13 and volunteer to wrap gifts. It’s guaranteed you’ll leave feeling much better about yourself!
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