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Three Village Affaire launches the Holiday Season


Awe-Inspiring Tree Lighting One of the highlights of the Three Village Affaire that announces the official beginning of the holiday season -- the Tree Lighting.  At the corner of 4th and Laneda Avenue in downtown Manzanita will be on Friday November  27th at 6 p.m.  Santa will arrive on a shiny red fire truck escorted by members of Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue.  Join the Sedona Fire Band for caroling throughout Manzanita, and Kid’s Crafts at Pine Grove Community House from 5 to 8 p.m.
Awe-Inspiring –Tree Lighting
One of the highlights of the Three Village Affaire that announces the official beginning of the holiday season — the Tree Lighting. At the corner of 4th and Laneda Avenue in downtown Manzanita will be on Friday November 27th at 6 p.m. Santa will arrive on a shiny red fire truck escorted by members of Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue. Join the Sedona Fire Band for caroling throughout Manzanita, and Kid’s Crafts at Pine Grove Community House from 5 to 8 p.m.

By Laura Swanson

The fourth annual Three Village Affaire has something for everyone this year.  North County Recreation District’s Tri-Village Turkey Trot gets you ready to indulge in a wonderful meal.  On Thursday, November 26 start off at the Bread & Ocean parking lot at 10 a.m. and follow a 2.4 mile course in the shape of a turkey.  Bring a canned food for race entry and dress up in costume.  Friday November 27th , Manzanita lights up with an old fashion holiday celebration with classic family activities.  Join the Sedona Fire Band throughout town singing carols, visit Santa’s workshop at the Pine Grove Community House starting at 5 pm for kid’s crafts; at 5:30 p.m. Santa arrives on via a red fire truck, and at 6 p.m., the tree lighting commences.  Continue the crafting fun at Pine Grove until 8 p.m. or stroll through Manzanita as many businesses will be staying open for your shopping enjoyment.
On Saturday, November 28th, the Three Village Market takes over Pine Grove with dozens of unique, locally handcrafted vendors offering a variety of gifts and goodies.  Remember to pickup your Stocking Stuffer Shop Hop Passport at participating stores, or print your passport from www.threevillageaffaire.weebly.com.  Then, shop throughout Manzanita, Nehalem and Wheeler to collect your passport stamps, to enter to win fabulous prizes and gift certificates.
Hotcakes for Healthcare makes your Sunday breakfast plans a breeze.  Join the Rinehart Clinic for a pancake feed fundraiser at the Pine Grove Community House from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday November 29th.  Enjoy a morning with friends and family with a delicious pancake breakfast for $8.00 a plate.
The Three Village Affaire showcases the best of North County.  When you shop local, you are supporting your friends and neighbors.  Did you know that if each of us spent $100 at our local stores, instead of at big box chain stores in the valley, it would add at least $3 million to our local economy?  Yet another reason to shop local this holiday season.