December 7: Quirky Charm

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I’m a huge Gilmore Girls fan. If you haven’t watched the series, you seriously need to put it in your binge queue. The other day I was wishing I lived in Stars Hollow, but then it dawned on me that I kind of already do!

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We may not get the snow, but Guthrie has all of the charm and quirky characters. We have several diners, charming inns, a dance studio, a jewelry store without any jewelry (like the pancake house that didn’t serve pancakes), a music store run by a famous musician, a gazebo, our own version of Taylor Doose, and a town troubadour or two.

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There are bed races down Oklahoma Avenue, Carl the shop rooster that roams along Wentz, an off-beat park ranger for our tiny national park, and the stories! Hang around here long and you’ll be hooked on the on-going tales that rival any TV script.

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The town really comes to life during our numerous parades and events: 89’ers celebration (with a 2 hour parade), 4th of July fireworks spectacular (that isn’t on July 4), homecoming parade, Red Brick Nights. But the highlight of the year is the annual Territorial Christmas Celebration.

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The celebration kicked off Thanksgiving weekend, with a lighted Christmas parade. The entries were covered were lights. Even Clark Griswold’s cousin Eddie showed up in his RV.

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The first of two Victorian Walks starts this Saturday from 5 to 9. This family friendly holiday spectacular encompasses the entire historic downtown area with carolers strolling the streets dressed in period clothing, scenes of Victorian life portrayed in multiple living-window scenes, and other holiday fun.

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Don’t miss It’s a Wonderful Life: a Radio Play at the historic. Pollard Theatre, or take a peek into some of Guthrie’s finest homes, churches, and buildings during the Historic Homes Tour.

Our windows will feature FREE fiber fun for kids. Drop in and make loomed flowers & pompoms, or warm up with some toasty wassail and other tasty treats.

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Victorian Walk evenings are held on Saturday December 8th and 15th from 5pm to 9pm. Join the fun, and be sure to stop in and say hello.

PS: Looks like we won’t be snowed in this Saturday after all, so this weekend’s Victorian Walk is on!!

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