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Hegel Road closed for Downtown Christmas

by David Fleet

November 14, 2012

By David Fleet


Santa Claus should find his arrival to Goodrich's Downtown Christmas, planned for 5-9 p.m., Dec. 6, a lot easier following Monday night's village council meeting.

Patty Plant, coordinator of the annual Christmas event, said Hegel Road between M-15 and Senica Street will be closed to traffic during the gathering. Through traffic can use Erie Street to bypass the Downtown Christmas.

"It's a matter of safety for those in the street who come to the event," said Plant. "Last year more than 300 attended the Christmas celebration. We anticipate a great turnout this year and plenty of fun in the downtown area."

As in past years, Santa Claus will arrive via the Atlas Township Fire Department.

The Goodrich-Atlas Chamber of Commerce sponsored event will include a tree lighting ceremony, choirs, carol singing and the reading of the Christmas story. The downtown area will feature street vendors, music and decorated store fronts.

"This is a great opportunity for community groups, churches, businesses and school or club groups to participate in a service project or fundraising," she said.

Contact Patty at Cranberries Cafe, 810-636-3409.