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Holly Hendricks a happy hostess for holiday happenings

If you are looking for some new ideas to add to your list of holiday traditions, consider the lineup of events and special offers awaiting you in Hendricks County. Located just 10 minutes west of Indianapolis, Hendricks County Holidays will be hosted by “Holly Hendricks,” a real life wife and mother who both grew up in and is raising her family in Hendricks County.

You can meet Holly at one of nine events throughout the county. She and her assistants will be on hand to pass out coupon books and sign people up for a chance to win one of six prizes, including the grand prize — a $1,000 shopping card to the Metropolis shopping center. The other five prizes all include an overnight hotel stay and entertainment package. In order to enter the drawing, guests must attend three of the following events:

Nov. 26 — 4th Annual Christmas on the Square — Danville
Nov. 26 — Santa’s arrival at Metropolis — Plainfield
Dec. 4 — 40th Annual Tri Kappa Gingerbread Christmas — Plainfield
Dec. 4 — Avon Christmas Tree Lighting — Avon
Dec. 4 — Christmas Under the Stars — Brownsburg
Dec. 5 — Shop, Dine, and Give — Metropolis — Plainfield
Dec. 10 — North Salem Old Fashion Christmas — North Salem
Dec. 9-11– Rural Routes to Main Street Open House — County-wide
Dec. 17 — Winterland Santa House at Ellis Park — Danville

For event times and details visit

Another part of Hendricks County Holidays is the Cookie Trail. Visit one of 10 participating retailers to receive a  cookie recipe provided by local restaurants, individuals and businesses. There are 10 recipes in all. To get your recipe, scan the special code with your smart phone and the recipe will be emailed to you. No smart phone or not sure how to work the code? Write down the Cookie Trail web code and enter it on the Cookie Trail page at the Hendricks County Holidays website.

Which three events will you attend to get your entry into the terrific holiday drawing?

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