Whew howdy! Bedtime at last! I’m slap worn out y’all! A cold winter night in Madison, Georgia. Moon and stars shine bright in their glory while clouds lazily drift. Ascending into sleep . . . deep, deep, sleep . . . Entering the dream realm where spirits roam. Hoooooooooohaaaaaaaaaa hooooooooooooohaaaaaaa … ka ka ka  … snore . . . khoooooooooohaaaaaaaa . . . . “AWAKE! I am the Ghost of Christmas Past! What the? I ain’t flyin’ nowhere!  SHOOSH! Not so fast! Whoa! Madison is flat full of shops, businesses and people everywhere! There’s the bustling’ train depot! Hey and there’s the movie theater! Let’s check out… SHOOSH! PLOP! Ding dang! Now that was a dream if there ever was one!

Tingle, tingle, tingle . . . dancin’ light  . . Dang! You must be the Ghost of Christmas Present! Let’s ride! Wow! Morgan County is in the Christmas spirit for sure! There’s shoppin’, singing, bells ringing! It’s magic! SLAM! Ding dang! That was fast! STOMP. STOMP. STOMP. CREEEEEK! Who’s there? Why are you wearin’ a black cape and hood! I mean who beat you with the ugly stick! Take it easy! You’re not gonna…  SWISH! Where are we? Is this downtown? The fountain at Town Park is dry! But this future vision is only what could be right? If we shop local, if we support our local businesses can’t we avert this vision? VORTEX SPIRAL! SLAM DUNK!

Rinnng. Rinnnng! Momma! I had a crazy dream! We gotta get downtown, you drive. Hey downtown is hoppin’! People are shoppin’, doin’ business and dinin’ local! That scary vision from the Ghost of Christmas Future was averted! YES!  So y’all get out there and SHOP LOCAL!

And, speakin’ of local! Amici is hostin’ a great event on Monday, Dec. 17! I’m talkin’ you’ll experience the magic of the Christmas Spirit with a performance by the fabulous Morgan County Middle School Chorus! It begins at Amici, located at 174 West Washington Street in Madison at 6:30 p.m.! You don’t wanna miss this one!

Hey and since the Christmas parades and Santa events in Madison and Rutledge were canceled last week because of the dang weather, you can still take your kid’s to see Santa! The Madison ChopHouse Grille, located at 202 South Main Street in Madison, is hostin’ Breakfast With Santa on Dec. 15 from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m.! This annual event is always a big hit with delicious breakfast foods that will knock your socks off! Give them a call at 706-342-9009 for more info!

Santa’s also makin’ a stop at Society Hall, located at 200 West Washington Street across from Town Park, on Saturday, Dec. 15 for a Mom & Me Christmas Tea from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.! There are two seatings, one at 5 p.m. and one at 6:30 and spots still open so call 706-438-3233! The tea will be fabulous with a traditional three-tiered presentation filled with gourmet sandwiches and bite-size savories, holiday scones with cream and jams and festive desserts a plenty! Oh and owner Zeb Grant says “Don’t forget to bring your camera!” for pics with Santa!

Yikes! I nearly forgot! Mint Juleps Kitchen is hostin’ a Five Course Wine Dinner event on Tuesday, December 18 from 6: 30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.! It will feature delicious pairings by Executive Chef Sean Draeger! Get your tickets now before they sell out! Cost is $99 per person, including wine, dinner, taxes and gratuity! Call them at 706-707-8088 to reserve your spot!

Wow! Outta space, outta time! I’ve gotta get out there and shop local! Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!

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