OXFORD — The Downtown Oxford Economic Development Corp. welcomed the community to the Oxford Whoville Holiday Open House on Saturday, Nov. 7. The day started by collecting canned goods to be given to the Oxford’s Boys and Girls Club Holiday Food Boxes. All that can be said is wow! These young people collected over 600 cans and non-perishable food items.
Mr. Cheermeister is Odane Smith and Miss Cheermeister is Lexi Frazier. The winners received a book, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” donated by Nan’s Young Fashions, and a swag bag stuffed with some fun goodies. The runner up is Aaliyha Jones who also received a book.
“The DOEDC could not be more pleased with the participation from the community in support of this Holiday Food collection and the Whobilation Event in Downtown Oxford” said DOEDC President George Richie.
Holiday food boxes provided by the Boys and Girls Club will be distributed to local families by mid-November, said club President Donyell Jones.
The Classic Car Show hosted by the Oxford Parks and Recreation Department continued to be a community favorite with 25 classic car participants. The most unique car was the 1989 Corolla that is wood-charcoal powered.
The day was full of activities for kids, including games, art with the Granville Museum, letters to Santa station, hay rides, and food trucks along with several sightings of the Grinch.
The Whobilation Event could not have been possible without the many volunteers: students from Oxford Prep, DOEDC board members and all the downtown merchants. The DOEDC board offers many thanks to all who volunteered who provided food for the drive and participated in the weekend events.