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Experience Martin City’s Holiday Lighting!

Experience Martin City’s Holiday Lighting!

Thursday, November 16th, 2017
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Bailey Brothers Bank Building
510 East 135th Street, KCMO

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The Martin City Business and Community Association (MCBCA) in partnership with the Martin City CID (MCCID) invites you to join us for our annual holiday lighting in Martin City! The central location for all things “Holiday Lighting” will be at the Bailey Brothers Bank Building in the heart of Martin City, where DJ Bobby Eddy will be on the porch playing festive holiday music, and Santa will be taking photos with the little ones (and many of the grown-ups too!).

This year, many of our generous Martin City businesses donated gifts for us to give away at the holiday lighting. BUT, in order to have your name placed in Santa’s hat for a chance to receive a gift, you must first GIVE a donation to Giving the Basics a community partner who teams up with more than 65 non-profit organizations and 14 local school districts to distribute basic hygiene and personal care items to Kansas City families. Giving the Basics will be on site with barrels to collect donations so just bring them to the holiday lighting!

Giving the Basics collects human dignity products not covered by government assistance. Items such as deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, toilet paper, kleenex, baby wipes, diapers, incontinence pads, feminine hygiene products, soap, trash bags, dishwashing liquid, laundry soap, Ziploc bags, and cleaning solutions are requested. CLICK HERE to view the full list of items needed.

Every donation is worth one ticket, which is entered into a raffle to win a gift from Santa’s bag! DJ Bobby Eddy will be announcing gift winners every 15 minutes after the holiday lights go on (around 7 pm). The more you donate, the more tickets you receive!

Gifts for Giving the Basics donations from the following Martin City Businesses:

Fezziwig’s
Gilded Lily
Hangers Cleaners
Jess and Jim’s Steakhouse
Mac-N-Seitz
Martin City Brewing Company
Martin City Telegraph
MC CrossFit
Rooms That Bloom
Rosehill Gardens
Smithfield Foods
South KC Dental Center
Tropical Sno
and more!

Gift winners must be present in the district to win, and gifts must be claimed by 7:45 pm or another ticket holder will be chosen.

Many Martin City businesses will have specials throughout the evening, and Coffee Cake KC will be on site serving their famous “Truffle Shuffle” drinks (Truffle hot chocolate + espresso), caramel dark chocolate lattes, cinnamon swirl coffeecakes, and more!

KC Running Company is also hosting a free 3-4 mile group run at 6:00pm. Wear your favorite ugly sweater for a chance to win great prizes in their ugly sweater contest just before the race starts at 6:15pm. Raffle prizes will be awarded after the run, and you can participate in the ugly sweater contest even if you don’t want to be in the run! More info and registration for the Annual Ugly Sweater Run here

Thursday, November 16th, 2017
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Bailey Brothers Bank Building
510 East 135th Street, KCMO

A special thank you to the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund (NTDF) program for supporting our efforts to build community in Martin City! The Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund (NTDF) program provides support to non-profit organizations to help promote Kansas City’s distinct and diverse neighborhoods through cultural, social, ethnic, historic, educational and recreational activities.

If you want to volunteer to help the MCBCA with the holiday lighting or future events, or are interested in joining the MCBCA Board of Directors, please contact Debbie Van Noy at (816) 941-9499 to get involved!