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By Dianne Yost

Momma! Let’s be happy an’ shop local with Citizen and Lake Oconee Living advertisers! Ho! Ho! Ho! Sing it with us y’all: “Here we come a-wassailing among the leaves so green; Here we come a-wandering, so fair to be seen. Love and joy come to you and to your our wassail ..”  BANG! Well Excuuuuuse me! That hawk nose man in the old-fashioned coat and top hat is ‘bout as pleasant as a spoiled egg on PawPaw’s toast! Ding dang! It’s that sad, sanctimonious Scrooge and he’s right smack here in Madison! Momma give Scrooge one of those beautiful Historical Society Christmas Tour supplements so he can get happy in the same britches he got mad in! What is that! Yes! Scrooge is smilin’ and doin’ a little dance step ‘cause he’s ready to shop local!

That’s right y’all! The Christmas tour is here December 2nd  and 3rd and it’s gonna be the best one yet! Just check out the fab supplement in this week’s paper! Thank you to the Morgan County Historical Society, homeowners and advertisers for making this one of the largest most beautiful supplements EVER!

It’s all happenin’ y’all! I’m talkin’ in addition to the tour, BB&G located at 115 South Main Street in downtown Madison is hostin’ a Jewelry Trunk Show Saturday, Dec. 3 from 1 p.m. til 5 p.m.! Be there! Plus at Canavan Home & Arts located at 125 West Jefferson St., in Madison, there’s gonna be a book signin’ with Madison Author Dr. Marilyn S. Snow! She’ll be signin’ copies of her book “Out of the Silence, a Charlotte Cunningham Mystery!” Honey this book is set in 1848 Madison and a ding dang ghost is among the characters! Yikes! Go get your copy immediately!

Hey and y’all check out the full-page ad in the Tour Supplement from The Cottages on Mergendollar! They are hostin’ a tour Dec. 2 and 3 from 11 a.m. til 4 p.m. These cottages date back to the early 1800s and are located in Good Hope, Georgia!

Ring-ring. Ring-ring. Y’all hold on while I get the phone. Got it. Ok y’all this is really, really big! I just got off the phone with the one and only Ben Whidby owner of the fabulous Whidby Jewelers located at 177 West Jefferson St. in Madison! Ok so here’s the what what: Ben is bringin’ back his Christmas Rain Promotion! Whooooo Yeeee Hawww! Ok so here’s the deal for any purchase made between Black Friday and Christmas Eve, if it rains an inch or more between noon and midnight on Christmas Eve, your purchase is flat FREE! Check out or pop into the shop for details!!

Oh. My. Gosh! Thrifty Mac Pharmacy located at 218 South Main Street in Madison is havin’ a 40th Year Birthday Bash Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 1-3 during regular hours! I’m talkin’ Big Green Egg cooking demos and samplings; free blood pressure checks; drawings for door prizes; $50 off a Big Green Egg grill and more! Y’all check out their half page ad in this week’s Citizen for more info!

Hey and on Dec. 8 get over to The Madison Artists Guild Gallery’s 16th Annual Gingerbread Workshop at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center Annex from 6:30 til 8 p.m.!  Tickets are $17 per house for non-members, $15 for guild members, $20 if purchased at the door! So pick up your ticket early at the Madison Artists Guild Gallery on Main Street!

Jingle Bell Rock Y’all! The Madison ChopHouse Grille is hostin’ Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 17 from 8 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.! Breakfast is free for the little children!

Oh. My. Gosh! I flat nearly forgot! Farmview Market is offerin’ up fabulous Georgia-sourced gift baskets for Christmas this year! Now that’s the Best. Gift. Ever! Y’all get over there and check it out! They have gift cards too! Love it!

Ding dang! Outta Space. Outta Time! Y’all be super sweet this week, you’re your Momma, shop local, market and advertise local! But don’t cry ‘cause: You’re all invited back next week to this locality, to have a heapin’, helpin’ of Citizen hospitality. Biz Buzz that is. Set a spell. Take your shoes off. Y’all come back now, ya hear?

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