Dora to host Winterfest event Saturday, Sunday
by Rachel Davis
Dec 14, 2012 | 1598 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The City of Dora will host its first ever Winterfest event this weekend at the civic center. Admission is free to the public. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Organizer Jessica Motte, owner of Southern Hospitality Event Planning, approached the council with the idea for the event earlier this year. Since Motte began planning in September, the event has grown to include more than 20 vendors, including a food vendor, Mary Kay vendor and Tupperware vendor, as well as several vendors offering handmade items such as bows and jewelry.

For the kids, the Face Painting Fairy and Santa will also be at the event. A photographer will be on hand for Santa pictures each day from opening until 4 p.m.

There will be Christmas music from a live piano and representatives from Curves will also be on hand.

Although the planning for this year’s event was somewhat rushed, Motte said she is pleased that the event has come together as well as it has and she believes it will be a great thing for the community.

“I’m very excited,” Motte said. “I hope next year it will be a much easier process and an even bigger event.”

Motte said there are a few last-minute vendor spots left. Anyone interested can reach her at (205)541-4707 or at

Motte cautioned that some vendors may be “cash only” and there is no ATM on the premises.