FORT SCOTT – The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce announces the Holiday Lights tours for the 2014 holiday season. The tours will run from December 12 to January 8 in the evenings (Monday – Saturday) by group reservation only; minimum of 6 riders. The cost is $7 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. Tours are a great activity for groups, businesses, families, and other organizations; maximum of 12 adults per tour. Tours take place on the current trolley substitute, a festive and handicap accessible shuttle. Proceeds from tours will benefit the fund for a new trolley.
The trolley adventure is sure to be entertaining as “Elves” from the Fort Scott Community College theatre department will be leading passengers in Christmas carols and other entertainment, including local comedian Kevin Allen (Skitch) throughout each tour. Glow necklaces will be presented to each rider and complimentary hot chocolate and cookies will be served before each tour.
Homes, neighborhoods and businesses in the Fort Scott area are encouraged to get in the spirit by festively decorating with Christmas lights and other exterior decorations. This year the Chamber will have a selected committee that will take the tour prior to December 19th to award the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place light displays. Contestants do not need to officially enter with the Chamber. The committee will be judging all properties in the city limits. Those winners will be presented with a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place award as well as a Chamber Bucks certificate.
To make reservations for the 2014 Holiday Lights tour, contact the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce at (620) 223-3566.