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Celebrating 20 Years of SORC!

They say time flies when you’re having fun, and the Sandhills Open Road Challenge is no exception! The year 2020 marks 20 years of SORC fun and memories. 

SORC has been a blessing to Arnold and the surrounding area, and it’s hard to imagine anyone untouched by it in one way or another.

The Rialto Theatre will be hosting a community-wide gathering to express appreciation for SORC’s generous contributions to the community. Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy good conversation and community spirit in recognition of SORC.

Date: Friday, January 3, 2020

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: Sandhills Motors showroom

Details: Reception is at 5:30 at Sandhills Motors with hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks. Following the reception, everyone is invited to The Rialto Theatre for a showing of “Ford vs. Ferrari” starting at 7 p.m. (regular admission prices apply).

Who Is Invited: EVERYONE!

Christmas Around Town Is December 4

“Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful…”

As we write this, we are experiencing blizzard-like conditions, and this little jingle keeps slipping from our lips. Luckily, the weather is expected to clear up next week, just in time for our annual Christmas Around Town celebration set for Wednesday, December 4, 2019.

It’s quite a heartwarming experience to take in this annual event. Holiday music is broadcast throughout downtown and store windows are decorated for the season, making your outside stroll pleasurable, even if a bit chilly. Many businesses provide free holiday treats and hot cocoa for your enjoyment, as well as great deals, drawings, and extended shopping hours. 

There are many friendly faces and smiles to be found, especially when Santa and his LIVE reindeer make an appearance at the Arnold Community Center. Special appearances by Mrs. Claus, The Grinch, and Buddy the Elf are also in store for holiday lovers young and old. 

Arnold Chamber does an amazing job with their annual appreciation potato bar supper, featuring a satisfying array of toppings—and it’s FREE to the public. This is a splendid way to get out and connect with others in your community.

Come and join in the fun and #ShopLocal on December 4 and all month long. Our local businesses work hard throughout the year supplying much-needed goods and services for your convenience. Where would we be without them?

Thank you to the Arnold Chamber for sponsoring Christmas Around Town each year!

Halloween Carnival Set for Nov. 1

The annual Halloween costume contest and carnival is good family fun, so mark your calendar for Friday, November 1, to don your most creative costume for all to enjoy. 

Starting at 9 a.m. at the Arnold Community Center, it will be a time of games and fun at the free kids' carnival, with costume judging at 10 a.m. Following will be a favorite of young and old alike…a trick or treating trip through downtown Arnold.

Don't forget to bring your decorated pumpkin for the pumpkin contest!

The Rialto Theatre will have a special 3 p.m. matinee showing of The Addams Family, sponsored by Arnold Chamber.