Announcements and Upcoming Events
Heppner Haunt: Heppner City Hall will be coordinating the Heppner Haunt on Friday, October 31st from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. for those downtown businesses that would like to participate. Participants (hopefully in costume) will be stopping by to “trick-or-treat”. The city will be distributing signs to put out so those ghosts and goblins will know you are participating! Contact the City Hall if you have questions or are interested in participating at 676-9618.
Light Parade: An article will be in the the newspaper this week soliciting business, school and community entry commitments to increase the participants for the Light Parade, with a deadline of Friday, October 31. If we don’t get some more commitments, we won’t be having the light parade again this year. It has been suggested that we have a competition between the businesses to see who does the best decorating of their storefront/business.
Christmas Lights: The lights will be placed on the trees around town during the week of November 10th, so if you are interested in helping, please let the chamber office know!
Rewards cards: The rewards cards are changing colors this year, so if you have some old ones, you can toss them. I will be distributing a supply to each participating business by Friday, November 22nd so you can start giving them out for purchases, starting Monday, November 24th. Please let me know if you run out of rewards cards so I can drop off some more! These will be given out until the day of the event, which is Thursday, December 18th.
Merchants’ Holiday Open House – with extended hours: This event will will be held on Thursday, December 4th (along with the light parade if it takes place). We will have ornaments placed on the Christmas tree, pictures with Santa and will promote whatever special thing you are going to do that day. We ask that the businesses stay open until 7 p.m. The evening activities will begin at 5:30 p.m.
The annual “Celebrate Heppner Christmas event”: This event will be take place at the Morrow County Fairgrounds, starting at 6 p.m. with dinner and pictures with Santa. Drawing of the “Rewards Card” winners; raffle and penny board items will begin at 7:30 p.m. As in the past, I will be contacting the retail businesses to see what you would be able to donate for this event. I will need them no later than Friday, December 5th.
I hope this update helps. Please let me know if you have any questions. I will be updating the memo I usually send out and email it to you so you can share it with your employees and everyone will know about the upcoming events.
HOLD THE DATES:
Thursday, January 8th – Heppner Chamber’s Annual Luncheon – 12-1 p.m. at the Heppner Senior Center.
Thursday, January 15th – Heppner Chamber’s Annual Town and Country Community Awards – starting at 6 p.m. at the Morrow County Fairgrounds. Nomination forms are available at BEO, Chamber/City Hall, Community Bank and the Post Office.