Newnan Notes: Mingle with Kringle set for Friday

City of Newnan Public Information Officer
Bring your cameras! Santa has made his way from the North Pole and is ready to greet children of all ages in downtown Newnan.
Main Street Newnan, in partnership with the City of Newnan, is delighted to open our streets and hearts to the season’s most jolly fellow. “Mingle with Kringle” will occur on Friday from 6 - 8 p.m.
This annual tradition in historic downtown Newnan reminds us all of the importance of the holiday season: fostering hope, charity, forgiveness and kindness.
“Mingle with Kringle is a family-friendly event that enables the child in each of us to escape to a more simple time. Families are encouraged to bring a camera, take a photo with Santa and hand-deliver their wish list,” says Main Street Manager JoAnn Gentry.
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The City of Newnan’s annual Christmas parade will be held Sunday, Dec. 2, beginning at 3 p.m. The parade begins at the city park at Temple Avenue and Jackson Street. It moves through the Court Square and out LaGrange Street to Newnan High School.
Sit down by the hearth and have some hot chocolate as this year’s theme is “Merry Musical Christmas.” The parade will include floats, walking groups, decorated cars and trucks, and marching bands.
You can download a parade application at the city website,, or pick one up at Newnan City Hall, 25 LaGrange St. The application deadline is Nov. 26. The entry fee is $35. Twenty-five percent of the parade proceeds will make the holiday season special for residents of Georgia’s hospitals serving persons with developmental disabilities and behavioral health needs through the Georgia Municipal Association’s Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade.
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Thanksgiving Day is this Thursday; CLM Sanitation will observe this holiday and take Thursday off. During this week all collection services following Thursday will move to the next day. CLM will move Thursday’s collection services to Friday, and Friday’s services will be collected on Saturday. Collection services on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will remain the same.

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City Hall offices will be closed Nov. 22-23 for the Thanksgiving holiday. City Hall will reopen on Nov. 26 at 8 a.m.

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The Carnegie is now offering notary services. Come by and get your document notarized.

The Carnegie schedule of events is:

Monday, Nov. 19, 10 a.m. Family Game Day – play board games, card games, Twister and more. Refreshments will be served.

Monday, Nov. 19, 1:30 p.m. From Book to Box Office – Read the book “Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins then come to The Carnegie to watch the movie. Refreshments served.

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 10: a.m. Family Craft Day – Come make a Thanksgiving craft with Miss Dianne. Limited to 20 families.

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2:30 p.m. A Writers’ Exchange – Bring your edited version from November 6th workshop for publication.

Wednesday, Nov. 21, noon Sack Lunch Cinema – “The Glenn Miller Story.” Bring your lunch and enjoy the classic starring James Stewart and June Allyson. Drinks and dessert provided.

Monday, Nov. 26, 10:30 a.m. Carnegie Literary Circle – this month’s selection is “The Elephant’s Journey” by Jose Saramago. New members welcome.

Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2:30 p.m. “I Am What I Eat – Really?” Join Dr. Deborah Shepard for a program on women’s health issues, nutrition and supplements.

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 7-9 p.m. “The Carnegie – After Hours.” The Carnegie is open special hours and will feature a live radio broadcast starting at 8 p.m. All first floor services including computers and honor book system will be available.

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 7 p.m. Celtic Music – Live music performance by the group “Celtic Ties” on the second floor of the Carnegie. Free.

The Carnegie will be closed Nov. 22-23 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Carnegie will reopen on Nov. 26 at 9 a.m.

Reservations required for all programs. Call 770-683-1347 to reserve your spot.

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The city of Newnan Animal warden would like to remind pet parents of some Thanksgiving safety tips.

1. Give treats, not scraps. Instead of offering dangerous table scraps or leftovers, give your dog an extra doggy treat instead. His favorite type of dog treat, a couple of carrots, frozen peanut butter in a treat toy, even an extra serving of his own kibble are all safe treats that will still give your dog a taste of holiday cheer.

2. No bones about it. Resist that urge to throw your dog a bone. Turkey bones are soft and, like all fowl bones, are hollow, so they can splinter easily, causing damage and/or obstruction to your pet’s digestive tract.

3. Secure garbage. Most often the dogs that come to the emergency vet got there from getting into the garbage, where they ingest not only too much turkey, but also harmful things like bones, chocolate, plastic wrappers, etc. Keep the tempting garbage out of reach of your dog. The safest place is outside or in a room the dog is blocked from.

4. Holiday plants, a deadly beauty. Most of the indoor plants we like to decorate with during the holidays — poinsettias, mistletoe, holly, autumn crocus, Thanksgiving cactus — are toxic to pets. Keep these out of reach of your pet, or, better yet, buy fakes.

5. Get help. If your pet does ingest something, call your vet or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435 (charges apply). Know which emergency vet clinics will be open during the holiday weekend and have their telephone number and address handy.

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