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Chamber rolls out 2013 Holiday Kickoff on Nov. 16

Posted on Monday, November 4, 2013 at 9:00 am

This year's commemorative ornament is in the shape of a stocking. Pick one up on Nov. 16.

This year’s commemorative ornament is in the shape of a stocking. Pick one up on Nov. 16.

If shopping is your favorite sport, or if Christmas is your favorite season — get ready! It’s Kickoff time in Lynchburg. On Nov. 16, from 10 am until … , Lynchburg Merchants will be rolling out the welcome mat.

Start your day by picking up a Merchant Participation Card at the Moore County News. Get your card stamped when you visit the stores with a picture of a stocking in their window. Return the completed card to The News office between 1 and 3 p.m., to receive the 2013 Lynchburg Collectors Ornament.

This year’s ornament is a stocking, which is the theme of the event. 2011 and 2012 ornaments will be available for purchase while supplies last.

As you visit each participating store, don’t forget to register to win the Lynchburg Stocking, which is filled with more than $400 in gifts from local merchants. The drawing will be at 3 p.m. at the Moore County News office. You can get an advance peek on the Lynchburg Chamber website at <> and on their Facebook page.

It’s also nice to know that you can get your gifts wrapped while benefitting local students in the process. From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Moore County High School students who are preparing to enter healthcare occupations will be wrapping gifts in a space next to the Moore County News just off the square on Hiles St.

As if this unique and convenient shopping experience is not enough, the Moore County Genealogical and Historic Society is conducting its annual Tour of Homes. This year’s tour will include Moore County’s first Library building, the beautiful homes of Jeff and Nicole Norman, Steve and Gloria Dickert, Chad and LeEllen Carter and the Cedar Cabin, where you can register for a free night’s stay. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased at the Old Jail Museum on Tuesday through Friday from noon until 3 p.m. On Nov. 16, the day of the tour, the Old Jail will open at 9 a.m.

A complete schedule for all of these events can be found in the Moore County News and online at <>.