Planning committee pleased with 2022 Schoolcraft Christmas Walk, prepares for 2023

A two-horse open sleigh! Newland Farms’ horse team added to the Christmas magic.

By Kathy Oswalt-Forsythe

Stacey Sherman, planning committee chairperson for the 2022 Schoolcraft Christmas Walk, is pleased as she reflects on the outcome. Sherman said the 34th annual event was well attended, and she appreciates the participants, the planning committee and everyone who assisted in making the event a success.

Sherman feels the sense of momentum is the biggest takeaway. “We added a lot of new things this year: food trucks, horse drawn wagon rides, Christmas Card Lane, and more,” said Sherman. “The vendor event (planned by the Schoolcraft 4th of July Committee) was a wonderful addition, and the intent is to have it become an annual feature.” 

The 2023 Christmas Walk – which will be December 2nd – will build on and fine-tune the various offerings, improving the event. “We hope to give access in more ways through event maps which will help make participants more visible. We will also add lights.”

The planning committee conducted a survey and is reviewing and discussing the information.

Throughout the upcoming months, Sherman anticipates the committee will need more volunteers. They hope to get the community more involved with “displays, decorating, and other activities we have on our vision board. Some things may take more time, but we’re off to a good start.” 

Sherman and the committee recognize that small local, businesses really came together as sponsors and participants. “We are so lucky to have that type of support in our little town,” Sherman said. “We truly appreciate all the feedback we received and will absolutely be taking it to heart.”

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