Warren gearing up early for Holiday Walk, Festival of Trees holiday events

Historic Warren Inc., an Indiana Mainstreet initiative, is planning to bring the town alive again with the lights, sounds and smells of the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons.

The Holiday Walk and Festival of Trees along with the Gingerbread House Contest will coincide with one another and be held on Friday Nov. 22, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Trees will be decorated all over town and businesses will be welcoming folks inside to start their holiday shopping season with holiday treats and special deals.

Visitors to the Town Annex building can vote for their favorite tree and also vote on the new gingerbread house contest.

Residents are invited to participate by decorating a tree, creating a gingerbread house or participating in the holiday walk. Those with a home-based business or are not located in the downtown area who would like to participate in the Holiday Walk should email Historic Warren Inc. at historicwarrenindiana@gmail.com. If anyone is in need of a tree to decorate they should contact Historic Warren as the group has a few donated trees.

Entry forms are due by Oct. 28. Trees and gingerbread houses need to be completed by Wednesday, Nov. 20.
Entry forms can be found at any of the following Warren businesses: Son-Rise Bakery, Bippus State Bank-Warren, First Merchants Bank-Warren, East of Chicago Pizza-Warren, Warren Library, Warren Pharmacy, Citizens Telephone and Warren Clerk’s office. Entry forms and additional information may also be requested by emailing historicwarrenindiana@gmail.com.