13th Annual Christmas on MacArthur

by admin on June 1, 2017

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The 13th Annual Christmas on MacArthur 2017

Christmas On MacArthur
To Benefit Toys For Tots

CONTACT : Mike LaBelle at thetaz23227@yahoo.com

What: Christmas On MacArthur and Santa Parade
When: December 9, 2017 11 to 4 p.m.
Where: 4000 Block MacArthur Ave. on Richmond’s North Side

Jump start your holidays with Christmas on MacArthur, a day of family fun that benefits Toys for Tots. So make sure to bring an unwrapped toy with you.
Festivities begin with the Santa Parade down the 4000 block of MacArthur Avenue. This year’s parade will feature a Number of participants including the ACCA Shriners, students of Holton Elementary School, the Virginia State Police, the Richmond Police Department, the Richmond Fire Department, U.S. Marines, YMCA Indian Princesses Cayuga and Indian Guides Waccamaw Tribes, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, St. Andrews Legion Pipe and drums and the Benedictine cadets, Alpacas, John Marshal high school band, Antique & Hot Rod Cars & Trucks from Still Runnin Magazine Car Club, trucks and even a trolley. And much, much more, including a visit from St. Nick who will hear kids’ Christmas wishes after the parade. We will also have some great music on the stage this year – to be announced later.
The Richmond Flying Squirrels own Nutzy will be there as well.
There will also be scores of vendors offering their handmade arts and crafts. Vendors interested in participating should contact Teri 13th Annual Christmas On MacArthur
To Benefit Toys For Tots

CONTACT: Charles McGuigan at charlesmcguigan@gmail.com
What: Christmas On MacArthur and Santa Parade
When: December 9, 2016, 11 am to 4 pm
Where: 4000 Block MacArthur Avenue, Richmond, VA 23227

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE AS A VENDOR AT CHRISTMAS ON MACARTHUR, PLEASE CONTACT TERI PHIPPS AT (804) 310-7710, or EMAIL HER AT FireweedRVA@gmail.com PLEASE DO SO IMMEDIATELY, AS SPACE IS LIMITED.

Get a head start on holiday cheer with Christmas on MacArthur, a day of family fun that benefits Toys for Tots. Christmas on MacArthur has become one of the largest single donors to Toys for Tots—the U.S. Marine Corps annual toy drive. What’s more every toy donated locally is given to a local child in need. This year’s Christmas on MacArthur runs from 11 till 4 pm on Saturday, December 9 in Bellevue on Richmond’s Northside.
Appearing live on the MacArthur Avenue stage directly after the parade will be All Saints Choir from 12:15-12:30; The MelBays from 12:45 to 1:15; Janet Martin from 1:30 to 2:00; and Fat Spirit from 2:15 to 2:45. The massive professional stage the musical artists perform on comes courtesy of Main Stage Productions and Lee Johnson, a close friend of Jimmy Tsamouras of Dot’s Back Inn and Demi’s Mediterranean Kitchen. Christmas on MacArthur kicks off with the Santa Parade down the center of the 4000 block of MacArthur Avenue.
Bill Bevins and Shelly Perkins will emcee the parade. Among the participants in this year’s parade are Jonathan the Juggler, students of Holton Elementary and Franklin Military Academy, Colonel David Hudson, John Marshall High School marching band, live alpacas, Ring Dog rescue, ACCA Shriners, Richmond police and firefighters, U.S. Marines, Saint Andrew’s Legion Pipes & Drums, Holton Safety Patrols, Holton Honor Society, Holton Band, antique cars, hotrods and trucks from Still Runnin’ Magazine Car Club, Peter Francisco’s Lakeside Trolley, and, of course, a visit from St. Nick. He’ll be listening to kids Christmas wishes throughout the day, following the parade.
Christmas on MacArthur also offers great holiday shopping opportunities. Scores of vendors will be on hand with their handmade arts and crafts, all locally made, one-of-a-kind products, which make perfect Christmas gifts.
None of this would be possible without the hard work and commitment of David Hudson, Holton Elementary, Franklin Military Academy, the Bellevue Merchants Association, Jimmy and Daniella Tsamouras of Dot’s Back Inn and Demi’s Mediterranean Kitchen, Mike LaBelle, Chris and Cecelia Rich of Rich’s Stitches, Bob Kocher of Once Upon A Vine, Teri Phipps and David Schieferstein, Amy Foxworthy and Josh Carlton of the mill on MacArthur, Claire McGowan and Franklin Massie of Stir Crazy, Bobby Shore and Rich Richardson of Decatur’s Garage, Joe Stankus of Classic Touch Cleaning, Chris Egghart, John Whiting, Larry Brown, and scores of other volunteers too numerous to name.
This event is sponsored each year by the Bellevue Merchants Association, North of the James magazine and Holton Elementary School. at Vendor@bellevueweb.org.
Don’t forget: Kids who bring an unwrapped toy can register to win one of six brand new bikes!

Please help us make Christmas better for those who have little by supporting Toys for Tots. Christmas on MacArthur is now one of the largest single donors to Toys for Tots, sponsored annually by the U.S. Marines. In 2015 we collected the 2nd largest amount of toys in the Richmond Metro area!!!!!
For more information contact Mike LaBelle at thetaz23227@yahoo.com

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