Traveling Local to Hardeman County for "Christmas at the Chamber"
If you’re looking for something fun to do for the Holidays, come on over to Boliver for Christmas at the Chamber.
“We at the Chamber thought we wanted to do something special for the Hardeman County Community, for everybody,” said Christine Torres, the Executive director, and the Hardeman County Chamber of Commerce.
Christine Torres and other organizers at the Hardeman County Chamber of Commerce did not let the pandemic stop Christmas.
“Umm, with Covid concerns, and with so many things being canceled this year, we just thought it would be nice to do a little something,” said Torres.
This week, they kicked off the event in downtown Boliver with snacks, warm beverages, and a special guest showed up.
“We have gourmet Christmas Cookies, cupcakes, and we have the Grinch here. And we are doing hot chocolate, hot cocoa, coffee,” said Torres.
The Grinch was there actually to celebrate the holidays. He took pictures with the kids and did not try to steal Christmas.
One of the goals of “Christmas At The Chamber” is to spread holiday cheer. Along with throwing small gatherings, they partnered with WRAP, a non-profit that helps victims of domestic violence.
“We have some families right here in Hardeman County who won’t even have a Christmas. So we are allowing people to bring in gifts for the children, and WRAP will deliver them,” said Torres.
Torres says planning this event for the community shows there is always something to be thankful for.
“The one thing I would say is there is always something to be grateful for. We’re just grateful for relationships and friendships, and our business community is hanging in there.”
“Next Tuesday, December 22, the Grinch will be here so children and maybe even adults can drop off their Christmas Lists.