ORLEANS – The Orleans Chamber of Commerce and The Town of Orleans once again join together to help make the community a little more festive during the upcoming holiday season by providing Christmas decorations in the historic downtown area.
This year’s theme is “Christmas in My Hometown.”
They continue to work with Christmas Décor/HAP Industries of Jonesboro on this community endeavor. This is the same Indiana Company that has installed, maintained, removed, and stored its decorations for the past several years.
The downtown decorations this year will have a slightly different look with new lighted poinsettias and wreaths lamp pole lighted décor. Additional lights will also be added to the historic 1926 bandstand which will house the town’s official Christmas Tree with additional new updates. Both shelters will be adorned with lighted garlands and bows. The period-like lamp poles around the square will be trimmed out and lit as well.
The antique gas lamps around the bandstand will be dressed up for the season along with new light holiday signs added nearby.
You may also remember the Chamber established a special “Christmas Light Fund” a few years ago to help defray some of the ongoing costs involved with the holiday decorations for our historic town park square and downtown areas.
A donation from you for any amount large or small would be greatly appreciated at this time. Donors to the 2022 effort will be recognized in the coming weeks in The Orleans Progress Examiner.
Donations can be mailed directly to the Chamber at the address below or dropped off at Orleans Town Hall.
Checks should be made payable to Orleans Holiday Light Fund and sent to the Orleans Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 9, Orleans, IN 47452-0009.
The decorations in historic Congress Square will all be in place and officially lit the day after Thanksgiving and remain alight throughout the Christmas Season. The 2022 Annual “Christmas on the Square” event is set for December 10th from 5 to 7 p.m., which has become a popular tradition for our area families to enjoy together.
Officials also encourage all merchants and business friends throughout the town to get into the community spirit by decorating and lighting up their storefronts and displ