At the June meeting of the Downtown Partners, the activities committee presented suggestions for upcoming events. Next on the schedule of events, MDP plans to bring an early Christmas to downtown. Christmas in July will be Friday and Saturday, July 21 and 22. The event will be a great opportunity to begin Christmas shopping early. There will be assorted specials and discounts. In addition, there will be other fun things including entertainment, food tastings, coloring contest and other children’s activities. Summer Santa will be on hand to pose for photos and to take early wish lists. Christmas merchandise will be available at various stores along with the opportunity to enjoy Christmas displays. More information will be given concerning specifics prior to the event. Christmas in July is not for just members of MDP…all downtown businesses are encouraged to participate and will be contacted. Rick Chrisman currently serves as president of the Downtown Partners. Activities committee consists of Judy McClara, Judy Thompson, Kaela Mendoza, and Shawna Ritchie.