2020 West Branch Christmas Past

πΆβ„Žπ‘Ÿπ‘–π‘ π‘‘π‘šπ‘Žπ‘  π‘ƒπ‘Žπ‘ π‘‘ β„Žπ‘Žπ‘  π‘Žπ‘™π‘€π‘Žπ‘¦π‘  𝑏𝑒𝑒𝑛 π‘Ž π‘‘π‘–π‘šπ‘’ π‘‘π‘œ π‘’π‘›π‘—π‘œπ‘¦ π‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿ π‘π‘œπ‘šπ‘šπ‘’π‘›π‘–π‘‘π‘¦ π‘€π‘–π‘‘β„Ž π‘¦π‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿ π‘™π‘œπ‘£π‘’π‘‘ π‘œπ‘›π‘’π‘ , π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘Žπ‘™π‘‘β„Žπ‘œπ‘’π‘”β„Ž π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘‘π‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘‘π‘–π‘‘π‘–π‘œπ‘›π‘Žπ‘™ π‘ π‘β„Žπ‘’π‘‘π‘’π‘™π‘’ 𝑀𝑖𝑙𝑙 π‘›π‘œπ‘‘ π‘‘π‘Žπ‘˜π‘’ π‘π‘™π‘Žπ‘π‘’ π‘‘β„Žπ‘–π‘  π‘¦π‘’π‘Žπ‘Ÿ due to pandemic regulations 𝑀𝑒 π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘’ π‘€π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘˜π‘–π‘›π‘” β„Žπ‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘‘ π‘‘π‘œ π‘šπ‘Žπ‘˜π‘’ π‘ π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘’ π‘Šπ‘’π‘ π‘‘ π΅π‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘›π‘β„Ž'𝑠 π‘€π‘Žπ‘–π‘› π‘†π‘‘π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘’π‘‘ π‘π‘œπ‘›π‘‘π‘–π‘›π‘’π‘’π‘  π‘‘π‘œ 𝑏𝑒 π‘Ž π‘π‘™π‘Žπ‘π‘’ π‘π‘’π‘œπ‘π‘™π‘’ π‘π‘Žπ‘› π‘π‘œπ‘šπ‘’ π‘‘π‘œ π‘’π‘Žπ‘‘, π‘ β„Žπ‘œπ‘, π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘’π‘›π‘—π‘œπ‘¦ π‘Ž π‘”π‘™π‘–π‘šπ‘π‘ π‘’ π‘œπ‘“ β„Žπ‘–π‘ π‘‘π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘¦ π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘‘π‘–π‘šπ‘’π‘™π‘’π‘ π‘  β„Žπ‘œπ‘™π‘–π‘‘π‘Žπ‘¦ π‘β„Žπ‘’π‘’π‘Ÿ. π‘Šπ΅πΆπ·πΊ 𝑖𝑠 π‘‘π‘’π‘‘π‘–π‘π‘Žπ‘‘π‘’π‘‘ π‘‘π‘œ π‘‘π‘œπ‘–π‘›π‘” π‘€β„Žπ‘Žπ‘‘ 𝑀𝑒 π‘π‘Žπ‘› π‘ π‘Žπ‘“π‘’π‘™π‘¦ π‘‘π‘œ π‘‘π‘œ β„Žπ‘’π‘™π‘ π‘π‘œπ‘œπ‘ π‘‘ π‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿ π‘™π‘œπ‘π‘Žπ‘™ π‘’π‘π‘œπ‘›π‘œπ‘šπ‘¦ π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘π‘œπ‘œπ‘ π‘‘ π‘π‘œπ‘šπ‘šπ‘’π‘›π‘–π‘‘π‘¦ π‘šπ‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘™π‘’ 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑛 π‘‘π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘–π‘›π‘” π‘‘β„Žπ‘’π‘ π‘’ π‘’π‘›π‘π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘π‘–π‘‘π‘’π‘›π‘‘π‘’π‘‘ π‘‘π‘–π‘šπ‘’π‘ . 𝐼𝑑'𝑠 π‘šπ‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘’ π‘–π‘šπ‘π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘‘π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘‘β„Žπ‘Žπ‘› π‘’π‘£π‘’π‘Ÿ π‘‘π‘œ 𝑆𝐻𝑂𝑃 𝐿𝑂𝐢𝐴𝐿 π‘‘β„Žπ‘–π‘  β„Žπ‘œπ‘™π‘–π‘‘π‘Žπ‘¦ π‘ π‘’π‘Žπ‘ π‘œπ‘› π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘ π‘’π‘π‘π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘‘ π‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿ π‘ π‘šπ‘Žπ‘™π‘™ 𝑏𝑒𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑒𝑠.

MODIFIED EVENTS FOR COVID-19:

Holiday StoryWalkWe've teamed up with West Branch Public Library and WB Parks & Recreation to feature a festive StoryWalkβ„’ (literally a children's book presented page by page in store windows throughout the Main Street district). This fun, flexible and educational activity will feature the book π΅π‘’π‘Žπ‘Ÿ π‘†π‘‘π‘Žπ‘¦π‘  π‘ˆπ‘ π‘“π‘œπ‘Ÿ πΆβ„Žπ‘Ÿπ‘–π‘ π‘‘π‘šπ‘Žπ‘  by Karma Wilson. You'll start by finding page 1 outside US Bank and follow the prompts to enjoy the story as you all walk a loop through our historic Main Street district! It's a great time for parents to window shop and explore the holiday shopping options in our community, too! The entire loop is about 0.6 miles. Please follow CDC recommendations by wearing a mask and doing your best to practice social distancing. The StoryWalkβ„’ will be in place the entire month of December so families can enjoy any time. π‘‡β„Žπ‘’ π‘†π‘‘π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘¦π‘Šπ‘Žπ‘™π‘˜β„’ π‘ƒπ‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘—π‘’π‘π‘‘ π‘€π‘Žπ‘  π‘π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘Žπ‘‘π‘’π‘‘ 𝑏𝑦 𝐴𝑛𝑛𝑒 πΉπ‘’π‘Ÿπ‘”π‘’π‘ π‘œπ‘› π‘œπ‘“ π‘€π‘œπ‘›π‘‘π‘π‘’π‘™π‘–π‘’π‘Ÿ, 𝑉𝑇 π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘‘π‘’π‘£π‘’π‘™π‘œπ‘π‘’π‘‘ 𝑖𝑛 π‘π‘œπ‘™π‘™π‘Žπ‘π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘‘π‘–π‘œπ‘› π‘€π‘–π‘‘β„Ž π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘‰π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘šπ‘œπ‘›π‘‘ 𝐡𝑖𝑐𝑦𝑐𝑙𝑒 & π‘ƒπ‘’π‘‘π‘’π‘ π‘‘π‘Ÿπ‘–π‘Žπ‘› πΆπ‘œπ‘Žπ‘™π‘–π‘‘π‘–π‘œπ‘› (𝑉𝐡𝑃𝐢) π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ πΎπ‘’π‘™π‘™π‘œπ‘”π‘” π»π‘’π‘π‘π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘‘ πΏπ‘–π‘π‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘¦.

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Santa Claus CruiseA reverse parade will take place Saturday December 5, 2020 from 9:00-11:00am to provide a socially distanced opportunity for children to see Santa and enjoy other festive holiday characters and activities from their cars. Families will drive a route to pick up free hot cocoa, craft kits, cookie kits, reindeer food from an elf, see the Grinch and end by telling Santa what you want for Christmas. Find all the details on the Facebook event page. Masks are required if you intend to roll down your window to engage at each stop along the route. 

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CANCELLED:
The following activities were not able to be modified to meet current state requirements for COVID-19 gatherings and have been cancelled for 2020. No Carriage rides, Gibson train display, silent auction, fried donuts, fire pits, soup supper, craft market or live nativity will take place in 2020.  

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POSTPONED

Our committee had plans to bring in a π‘Ίπ’šπ’π’•π’‰π’†π’•π’Šπ’„ 𝑰𝒄𝒆 π‘Ίπ’Œπ’‚π’•π’Šπ’π’ˆ π’“π’Šπ’π’Œ to be placed in the Main Street district and allow families or small groups to reserve times to enjoy the timeless activity at staggered times to enable social distancing and crowd control. This activity is now postponed until pandemic regulations allow for larger gatherings. This WILL be happening in West Branch when it is safe to do so. 
 

The annual Tree Lighting is current postponed due to wet ground conditions and volunteers in required isolation. We intend to get the Village Green evergreen decorated and lit before Christmas! Stay tuned for updates. 

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π‘©π’Šπ’ˆ 𝑻𝑯𝑨𝑡𝑲 𝒀𝑢𝑼 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒔𝒆 𝒍𝒐𝒄𝒂𝒍 𝒔𝒑𝒐𝒏𝒔𝒐𝒓𝒔...

π‘ƒπ‘Ÿπ‘’π‘ π‘’π‘›π‘‘π‘–π‘›π‘” π‘†π‘π‘œπ‘›π‘ π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘ : WBCDG, City of West Branch, Marcy Willier, Reator - The Bails Team Urban Acres Real Estate, West Branch Animal Clinic, US Bank, Emilie Walsh, Realtor - KW Legacy Group.

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π‘†π‘’π‘π‘π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘‘π‘–π‘›π‘” π‘†π‘π‘œπ‘›π‘ π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘ : Alliant Energy Foundation, Chris Kofoed CPA, Liberty Communications, Hoover Foundation and West Branch Roofing.

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πΆπ‘œπ‘›π‘‘π‘Ÿπ‘–π‘π‘’π‘‘π‘–π‘›π‘” π‘†π‘π‘œπ‘›π‘ π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘ : Cornerstone Real Estate Consultants, Roger and Connie Laughlin.

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