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Staunton Kicks Off Holiday Season with Sparkles and Sweets

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Staunton was "getting its glamour on" Friday night at this year's Sparkles and Sweets event. For nearly 10 years downtown Staunton has been kicking off the holiday season with a big community party.

The event had 29 participating stores offering food and entertainment. There were Flamenco dancers, karaoke live music and carriage rides.

Julie Markowitz, Staunton's downtown director, said, "It's a way to do something that's a nice party for our community. And also with the intention of previewing for holiday and entertaining them. But also asking them to remember us when they're ready to shop."

Markowitz says that the event is traditionally a big shopping night.

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