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Downtown Merry-etta is about to get a little merrier.

Our Christmas in July campaign is officially closed and we are thankful for your support!

Our Hometown Holidays Committee has worked hard to create an amazing holiday experience for our community. From our Holiday Loft Tour to our Christmas Parade and more, downtown Marietta has lots of fun events in store this upcoming holiday season.

In addition, thanks to the tremendous support of our community, brand new holiday decor is scheduled for installation this November.

Did we say brand new decor? Yep, we did! Last year was the final year for our candy canes and our Hometown Holidays Committee is planning to install brand new decorations - wreaths, garlands, lights, bright red bows - based on the successes of our fundraising campaign!

With the Christmas in July fundraising campaign officially closed, the Hometown Holidays Committee with the Main Street Board of Directors are pleased to announce the results.

  • The goal to have 100 lamp posts adopted was met and exceeded by eight for a total of 108 lamp posts adopted thanks to the generosity of 107 donors representing individuals, businesses, and organizations.
  • The goal for larger, more vibrant decor at the Armory was met thanks to contributions by private donors paired with major gifts by Mister Bee. The community can look forward to a 22' majestic Christmas Tree bearing nearly 9,000 lights on display this holiday season starting mid-November.
  • The goal for additional downtown attractions in the holiday spirit was met thanks to sponsorship by Jeremiah's Coffee House, coordination by the Mid-Ohio Valley players, and support from local volunteers. The construction of a Whoville-inspired village set will begin soon and be on display for families to walk through and take photos in cut-outs.
  • The goal for a themed holiday season was met thanks to the Hometown Holidays Committee who reviewed holiday schedules of downtown Main Street communities across the U.S.. Ultimately, the choice to uplift a Dr. Seuss Whoville-inspired holiday season was selected, hoping to draw on the nostalgia of our older community members and tap into the excitement and joy felt by our younger community members. In partnership with the Kiwanis Club of Marietta, the Grinch will travel around downtown by surprise to greet shoppers. Pops of the holiday theme will be seen in our Hometown Holiday event lineup as well.

The total investment by our donors, Board of Directors, and Hometown Holidays Committee is over $40,000, credited to downtown beautification, small business support, community pride, and preservation through celebration of our assets. 


Christmas in July lamp post sponsors

Businesses & Organizations

  • A. A. Baldwin's Jewelry By Design
  • American Flags & Poles
  • Artex Oil Company
  • B & N Coal, Inc.
  • Bella Via Salon
  • Belpre Sand & Gravel Co.
  • Bird Watchers Digest
  • Brakeman Resources
  • Contractors Building Supply
  • Dad's Primitive Workbench
  • Edward Jones
  • Gilman United Methodist Church
  • Gold Line Jewelers
  • Hall Financial Advisors
  • Hidden Marietta Tour Co.
  • Hive Alive
  • Kiwanis Club of Marietta
  • Mahone Tire Service
  • Marietta Adventure Company
  • Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Marietta Brewing Co. 
  • Marietta College
  • Marietta Community Foundation
  • Marietta Dental Works
  • Marietta Education Association
  • Marietta Noon Lions
  • Marietta Wine Cellars
  • Memorial Health Systems
  • Mondo Polymer Technologies
  • Murray's Glass & Automotive Paint
  • National Fenton Glass Society
  • Ohio Sternwheel Festival
  • Over the Moon Pub & Pizza
  • Peoples Bank
  • Peoples News
  • Pickering Associates
  • Platinum Salon & Spa
  • Reno Rentals
  • Riverview Credit Union
  • Schwendeman Agency, Inc.
  • Sharon Stone Company
  • Silverheels Property Management LLC
  • Smitty's Pizza
  • Stonewall
  • The Original Pizza Place
  • Top Drawer Furniture + Design Studio
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5108
  • Visit Marietta Ohio
  • Wark Accounting
  • WASCO Inc.
  • Wit & Whimzy
  • WMOA Foundation Fund
  • Wood Heating and Air Conditioning

Individuals

  • Mary Antons
  • Layne & Justin Arthur
  • Joseph & Mary Augenstein
  • Jeremy Barton
  • Ann Bonnette
  • Peggy Boring
  • Susan Boyer
  • Jane Brewer
  • George & Nancy Broughton
  • Cathy & Skip Brown
  • Lucinda Brown
  • Christine Cavalier
  • Charles Chalfant
  • Sandra Clayman
  • Jerri Cooper
  • Kathy Davis
  • Rebecca Davis
  • Ginny & Bob Ferguson
  • Helen Fire
  • Gary and Sharon Frye
  • Diane & Scott Hockenberry
  • Ron & Louise Holmes
  • Steve & Jo Huffman
  • Mike & Joyce Iaderosa
  • Roger & Betsy Kalter
  • Charlotte Keuhn
  • Jonathan Latiak
  • Walter Lewis
  • Nelson & Cheri Logan
  • Katie McGlynn
  • Annette McKnight
  • Angela Meyer
  • Mark Moyer
  • Private Donor
  • Debbie Parsons
  • Linda Pettit
  • Leslie Pittenger
  • Laura Rush
  • Nancy Spindler
  • Carol Steinhagen
  • Paula Taylor
  • Linda Veraldo
  • Private Donor
  • David and Marcy Wesel
  • Sally Wesel
  • Andrew Wesel
  • David Lee McKenna Irrevocable Trust
  • Don and Betty Fleming Family Charitable Fund
  • Charles & Joyce Ditchendorf
  • Teri Ann's Charitable Fund
  • Wesley and Theresa Nida Charitable Fund