Holiday shopping trends are an important economic indicator. In Blissfield, several local businesses are reporting increased sales and a desire from customers outside of the community for the friendly and personable touch Blissfield businesses offer.
DDA/Main Street director Patricia Rayl said good turnouts for the Yuletide and Wassail festivals have been a welcomed catalyst for businesses in Blissfield.
“I think everybody’s been happy with the holiday shopping season. I think everyone has had busy shops and a good season so far,” she said Friday as the final shopping days approached.
For Chad Hutchinson’s complete story with local merchant interviews, please see the Dec. 25, 2013, edition of The Advance, on newsstands Monday afternoon to aid last-minute holiday shoppers.
Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish a house fire reportedly ignited by a candle last week. Blissfield Township volunteer firefighters responded to a working house fire shortly after 11 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Kerentoff residence in the 100 block South Monroe Street. Blissfield Township fire chief Gary Crist said all residents evacuated the home before fire crews arrived on the scene. Fire crews only had to use 2,000 gallons of water on the fire that started from an upper story. “It was a candle in an upstairs bedroom,” Crist said.
For more details on the fire, please see the Dec. 25, 2013, edition of The Advance.
The Palmyra Masons will again host their annual Christmas Day dinner with all the trimmings at the Blissfield American Legion at no cost to all who wish to dine. This holiday tradition is not need-based, but rather something for those who want to have dinner with others. Dinner is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Masons gather on Christmas Eve to begin the preparations. For takeout or delivery, please call 517-486-5555.