More than 18 years ago after attending a winter event at the Cincinnati Zoo,
Jan Mc Inturf of Mc Inturf Realty was sure that beautiful Tuscora Park would make the perfect location for a winter family celebration. In December 1997 McInturf Realty held it’s first annual Christmas In the Park, open to the community.
The event continues to grow each year and includes horse drawn carriage rides through Story Book Lane, a live nativity complete with professional actors and animals, live reindeer, hundreds of candle lit luminaries, musical entertainment, strolling costumed characters, carousel and train rides, face painting, balloon sculpting, pictures with Santa, decorating cookies in Mrs. Claus’ kitchen, an ice sculptor and refreshments.
Tuscora Park is absolutely beautiful with the decorated lamp posts and thousands of lights outlining all the buildings.
As the event grows, so does the number of people in the community who assist making the event a tremendous success. This holiday event is McInturf Realty’s gift to the community.
Because of the amazing popularity of this event, and the fact that it has become yet another beautiful attraction taking place in Tuscora Park, The First Town Days Festival Committee decided to honor the celebration as well as those responsible in this year’s souvenir plate design.
The scene has been beautifully recreated by popular local artist Christy (Reed) Bloom, who will be on hand to autograph the first five auctioned plates Thursday, July 3rd at 6:30 P.M. at the Al Maloney Midway Stage.