Country Gardens Blair Florist flower shop in Washington County, NE is pleased to be a participant in the 14th annual Sugarplum Festival! This magical event only happens once a year and will take place this year on November 19th, from 5-7pm. Our open house will also be taking place during the festival, so please stop by and say hello!
This year’s theme is family game night!
Remember the days before technology when the whole family would gather together to play board games? Classic games like Monopoly, Candy Land and more will be center stage during this year’s festival, as well as a variety of other traditional holiday happenings, including carolers and Santa Claus! Bring the whole family and come on down to Family Game Night!
14th Annual Sugarplum Festival activities
- The festival magic begins at Country Gardens Blair Florist flower shop in Washington County, NE. Stop in to get a map and be sprinkled by some glitter fairy dust before you begin your magical journey collecting treats throughout the downtown area!
- Stop into our community hall, where the community band will be playing while patrons enjoy a complimentary warm soup dinner!
- The Library building has been decorated inside and out to reflect one of everyone’s favorite games: Candy Land! The library staff will have a variety of games and activities available for participants of all ages, so be sure to check them all out!
- After all the excitement at the library, take a quiet and relaxing ride on a Haystack. The Haystack rides begin at Butch’s deli and are a great way to take in all the lights, beauty and decorations at the festival.
- Most importantly, don’t forget to visit Santa! Be sure to get a picture taken with him and drop a wish list letter* off in the special mailbox by the police station.
*A special reminder to include a return address so that Santa Claus can send his reply!
Help the less fortunate
The Holidays are always a special time to remember those in the community who are less fortunate. Several local community organizations will be collecting goods for those in need:
- Blair Community Schools will be holding a coat drive and are requesting gently used or new coats.
- An annual toy drive, presented by the Blair Optimists, is in need of unwrapped toys for kids of all ages. We kindly remind everyone to make sure the toys being donated are new.
- The Washington County Food Pantry is requesting new and unopened food items for their annual holiday food drive. Please double check all items for expiration dates because the food pantry is unable to use expired items.
- Don’t forget about our furry friends and please bring some pet food to donate to the local animal shelter!
- An organization called Joseph’s Coat will be collecting personal care and hygiene items. Please make sure all donations are new and unopened. (Examples of acceptable items include toothpaste, mouthwash, deodorant, toothbrushes, hairbrushes, etc.)
- Washington Street will be closed during the festival.