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Linda Baker and her merry band of McCormick Garden Club members and spouses are hard at work decorating the Grist Mill for the upcoming McCormick Historic Commission’s “Festival of Trees” celebration at the Dorn Mill Complex as a part of the McCormick Chamber of Commerce’s Holiday on Main.

This year’s “Home for the Holidays” theme for the tour of the Grist Mill will amaze all. The Star Bright exterior walkway leads visitors from the Cotton Gin’s Festival of Trees displays past the Cookie Vendors and comical Santa’s Elves into a land of fantasy, delight and fun. Watch for such wonders as the sparkling Victorian corner, Christmas houses in every nook and cranny, Santa’s reindeer and a special tribute to the Armed Forces. Throughout the mill are special displays highlighting the true meaning of Christmas.

The decorations include over 20 plus decorated Christmas trees, yards and yards of garland, and literally thousands of lights to lift your Christmas spirit. Walking through the mill with its walls of old brick and the iron and steel machinery of an historic grist mill, one almost forgets that the Grist Mill dating from c. 1898 can be so beautifully brought back into the light.   


Admission is free, so be sure to bring your friends and neighbors. Also be sure to stop at the Cotton Gin to view the decorated trees and the Crafty Ladies Craft Show (Dec. 1 & 2 only) and Holiday Market (Dec. 8 & 9 only) both featuring

local artisans with handcrafted items for gifts and a variety of vendors. Dates for the Home for the Holidays are Dec. 1, 2 and 8, 9 from 9:00- 1:00 pm and 5:00-8:00 pm all four days.

For more information Contact the McCormick Chamber of Commerce: 864-852-2835or