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It will be a virtual Sparkle celebration this year

While it’s still pumpkin-carving time; people are already thinking about Christmas and Plumas County communities are planning what the holidays are going to look like this year.

In Quincy the question has been “What about Sparkle?”

This week the the Quincy Chamber of Commerce issued the following notice: “Unfortunately it looks like having a live event as we’ve done in the past just isn’t in the cards for us this year.  We’ve been tossing around ideas for the past couple of months in the hopes we could come up with something…and…we have.  This year, for the first time ever, we are planning on putting together a virtual Sparkle.”

Traditionally, the event was held the first Friday in December with a light parade down Main Street, open houses held by local merchants, and the tree lighting in front of the courthouse.

This year the Chamber plans to create a video of local businesses advertising their wares mixed in with videos of local talent performing.

“We would also like to feature Chamber member businesses wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, singing a Christmas carol, or just saying ‘hi,’ and of course, a message from Santa,” the Chamber said.  It also hopes to include video from last year’s light parade, as well as the annual Community Sing (another event that will fall victim to the pandemic).

The Chamber hopes to have the video available on its website at www.quincychamber.com on Friday, Dec. 4, (which would have been the date of Sparkle). It also hopes that local restaurants can provide to-go meals that evening and residents can watch the video while enjoying dinner and supporting local dining establishments.

In addition to providing a video (maximum of two to three minutes, which the Chamber can shoot if needed), the Chamber is asking merchants to decorate their businesses to make this as festive a season as possible.

Videos can be submitted anytime between now and Nov. 30; let the chamber know if a business plans to participate. Call (530) 394-0541 or email at [email protected].


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