Slow down and enjoy the season

What a beautiful time of year

BY JENNIFER BARNETT

With the holidays approaching so quickly it is nice to have an opportuntiy to enjoy some of its merriment at your own pace. Saturday, December 12th you can start your day strolling through the annual Winter Craft Festival at Fort Johnston/Southport Museum-Garrison Lawn, 9 am to 4 pm. It will feature handmade and homegrown items from artists and vendors from all around our region.

After a leasurely day of shopping gather down by the river with friends and family to watch as twinkling lights and holiday cheer float by in the Christmas Flotilla. The annual event is sponsered by Downtown Southport, Inc. (DSI) and their partners the Cape Fear Yacht Club and the City of Southport. Dozens of power, paddle and sail boats of all sizes adorned with lights and holiday decorations cruise up the Cape Fear River (from the Southport Marina to Kingsley Park) Everyone who lines the waterfront from the Southport Marina/Old Yacht Basin to Kingsley Park will be able to see the show! The fun begins at 7 pm along the riverfront (weather permitting). Southport Elementary School art students will judge the boats on the variety and creativity of their decorations. It is a free event that is sure to lift your spirits and fill your hearts with cheer! So fill your thermos with your favorite warm beverage and take the hand of a friend or loved one and head down to the river. For additional information, please contact Woody Wilson, 910-520-8858.

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