4th Annual “Christmas in July” on July 13th to benefit downtown Painting with Lights

“Christmas in July”

Oskaloosa Main Street is hosting the fourth annual “Christmas in July” fundraiser on Saturday, July 13th on the Square in downtown Oskaloosa.

The all-day event is designed to raise money to support “Painting with Lights” on the downtown buildings during the Christmas season. Christmas in July will again feature kids and family activities, live music, and a beverage garden from 10 AM to 10 PM.

From 10 AM to 3 PM, The Alley will have a Pop-Up Sale, featuring local vendors offering a wide variety of products and services.

A silent auction will be held in the square featuring items donated from area businesses. Bidding opens at Noon and closes at 9 PM. All proceeds benefit Painting with Lights. Businesses or individuals interested in donating items with a $25 or higher value to benefit this fundraiser are encouraged to contact Oskaloosa Main Street at 641-672-2591.

From 2 to 4 PM, participate in an interactive Murder Mystery – “Who Sleighed Santa?” – sponsored by the Oskaloosa Community Theater. The event will be located at the Oskaloosa Art Center and Studios (Entrance in The Alley behind Bridal Dreams). Tickets are $10 apiece and can be purchased at the door.

The Beverage Garden and food vendors will be open at 10 AM. NoCoast Beer Co. is sponsoring a Bags Tournament, starting at 5 PM. The cost to participate is $20 per team if you pre-register before July 13th and $30 per team at the event. The field is limited to 64 teams. The four teams in the Championship round will receive over $500 in Osky Cash and Prizes. Pre-register by calling 641-672-2591 or emailing oskycofc@oacdg.org, or sign up on the NoCoast Bags Tournament Facebook event page.

Lucas Beebe will kick off the live music portion of the day, starting at 10 AM. Marshall County Hangmen will take the stage at 12:30 PM. Next on the set list will be Mondeau Dukes, starting at 4 PM. Last, but not least, Fast Henry will begin playing at 7:30 PM.

While this event is a fundraiser for Oskaloosa Main Street to raise money for Painting with Lights, the children’s games are free-of-charge so everyone in the community can participate.
Community members wishing to donate to the cause can help in a few different ways.

Christmas in July Piggy Banks have been placed around at several area businesses to collect donations. Donations can also be made at the event. A large, red Christmas present donation box will be set up at the event where community members can contribute to the cause. All donations collected will go to help continue the tradition of Painting with Lights in Downtown Oskaloosa.
Organizers of the event would like to extend special thanks to the Corporate Sponsors, who help make Christmas in July possible: Mahaska Drug; Ottumwa Radio Network; Mahaska; NoCoast Beer Co. Additional publicity for the event is being provided by the Oskaloosa Herald.

The Square will also be home to the BBQ for Badges cook-off. All proceeds from the cook-off will go towards emergency services in Mahaska County. Tickets will be sold for $10 at the event and the gates will open at 5 PM.

For more information regarding this fun community fundraiser, visit the Oskaloosa Main Street Facebook page or call 641.672.2591.

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