Music, games and a visit from Santa are planned at Smyrna Town Hall from 2-5 p.m., with a free ticket required for inside events, while the Smyrna 250th Anniversary Committee is hosting a free concert by rock and pop cover band "Party Fowl" at 7 p.m. at JBM Intermediate School.
Special events are planned Saturday, Dec. 15 to celebrate the holidays and Smyrna’s 250th anniversary.
Winterfest, a family-friendly event sponsored by the Town of Smyrna, will be held from 2-5 p.m. at the Town Hall, 27 S. Market Street Plaza, also known as Patriots Plaza.
Outside events include games, arts and crafts, face painting and holiday performances by local students. No ticket is needed for outside activities.
A free ticket is required for events inside Town Hall including the third annual Smyrna Police Department Santa Meet and Greet from 2-4 p.m. Each child will receive a gift collected by community residents while supplies last, distributed by the police department and Smyrna High School students.
Tickets for the Santa Meet and Greet are available at http://townofsmyrnasantameetandgreet.eventbrite.com/?s=89967056.
If you’d like a ticket but don’t have internet access, call Jessica Weller, 653-9217.
FREE CONCERT BY 'PARTY FOWL'
At 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15, the Smyrna 250th Anniversary Committee is sponsoring a free concert featuring the popular rock and pop cover band “Party Fowl” in the John Bassett Moore Intermediate School auditorium just south of Town Hall on South Street.
During the first intermission, free anniversary cake and hot chocolate will be served.
A plaque recognizing members of the 250th Anniversary Founders Circle, whose generous support funded the year-long celebration, will be presented to the Town of Smyrna. The plaque will be on permanent display at Town Hall.
“Party Fowl” is a high-energy cover band based in the Smyrna-Clayton area. The band consists of six friends and seasoned musicians who decided to put together a party band to play music that people want to hear and can dance to.
The concert will also be a final opportunity to purchase a piece of history, Smyrna 250th anniversary memorabilia, which make great holiday gifts. Special deals will be offered during the intermissions at the concert.
Visitors are invited to make a day of it by enjoying dinner at nearby restaurants, including Sheridan's Irish Pub, Maverick Texas BBQ, and the Lemon Leaf Cafe, all on West Commerce Street within a block of the festivities.
The Smyrna 250th Committee is associated with the Smyrna-Clayton July 4th Foundation. The committee has met monthly since August 2017 to organize a variety of family-friendly events celebrating the town’s rich history. The committee has raised more than $50,000 to fund many free events and activities.
The events Saturday will be the grand finale for the year-long celebration that commemorates the community and its residents, both past and present.
For more information about the committee and events, visit “Smyrna 250” on Facebook or call (302) 653-6449.