Downtown Madras plans miracle
The Madras Downtown Association is sponsoring a "Miracle on Fifth Street" holiday event to encourage people to shop locally, while raising funds for charitable organizations.
Each downtown businesses will decorate a Christmas tree and choose a charitable organization to sponsor. The trees should be up by Nov. 24, which is "Shop Small Saturday."
Shoppers will be able to vote for their favorite trees with money contributions, which will be donated to the tree's designated charity. The donations will run from Nov. 24 to Jan. 3.
A First Thursday Christmas Celebration will be held from 5-7 p.m., Dec. 6, as a downtown open house with holiday specials and activities.