Amboy Hometown Virtual Christmas Walk is underway

Posted 12/2/20

AMBOY — The festivities of the 2020 Amboy Hometown Virtual Christmas Walk are underway.

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Amboy Hometown Virtual Christmas Walk is underway


AMBOY — The festivities of the 2020 Amboy Hometown Virtual Christmas Walk are underway.

Starting Nov. 27, you’ll be able to participate in the Christmas Walk giveaways totaling over $2,500. 

The drawing boxes have been delivered to Amboy Pharmacy, Amboy City Hall, Amboy Shell, and Amboy Food & Liquor. Look for the RED boxes. Over the next three weeks you can patronize these four businesses and drop your name in the box for a chance at one of our giveaways. The winners will be drawn on Dec. 4, 11 and 18. You may also enter the drawings by email at Gift baskets will be on display at City Hall. 

An entry form can be found on page 2 on the Shop Amboy This Christmas page.

The Dec. 4 giveaway includes eight winners winning a Ham or Turkey sponsored by the City of Amboy. First come, first choice.

On Dec. 11 and 18, the winning gift baskets will include items and gift certificates from local businesses, purchased and donated by the Amboy Hometown Christmas Walk and local businesses.

Keep an eye on the Amboy Christmas Walk Facebook page each Friday for a special appearance from the man in red himself, Santa. Be on the lookout for special popup giveaways happening on Facebook over the next few weeks, as they have got lots in store. 

A bonus prize was offered and anyone who Liked or Shared the Amboy Hometown Christmas Walk on Facebook was entered into the drawing. The winner of the first drawing was announced on Nov. 27. The winner was Kenzie Scudder and she won a gift basket featuring items from This giveaway is brought to you by the following Amboy Businesses: Amboy Depot Museum, The First National Bank in Amboy, Johnson Oil/Amboy Shell, Iron Tree, Emerald Beauty Bar, IT Works, Amboy Thrift Store, The Main Flower Shop, Prime Time Live, Subway, and Two Sisters On Main.

Other events planned in December include:

• Teen Turf will host a Drive-Thru Holiday Breakfast on Dec. 5, from 8 – 11 a.m. Tickets are $8. Santa will be outside to say hello as you pick-up your breakfast!

• Pankhurst Memorial Library will have a Curbside Pick-Up Craft, along with their Tales for Tots & Kids bags available.

• Lee County Ag in the Classroom will be hosting a Story Walk Nov. 30-Dec. 19, where you can view the pages of the book, “A Wish To Be A Christmas Tree,” in the downtown windows. 

Pick-up craft at Pankhurst Memorial Library.  Follow Ag in the Classroom and Amboy Hometown Christmas Walk on Facebook, tagging for a chance to win the book in hardcover.

• The Amboy Fire Protection District will be hosting an Amboy Hometown Christmas Spirit Parade on Dec. 12. No gatherings needed, as Santa and his helpers will be making their way through a routed parade in our Amboy neighborhoods! Churches, businesses, or organizations are welcome to join! Follow the Amboy Fire Protection District and the Amboy Hometown Christmas Walk on Facebook.

• Extra giveaways will be happening during the month of December.

• Enjoy the music of Eileen Quest as you are driving through town on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 2-4 p.m.