by Lisa Tome
It's time for a Throw Down.
The fourth annual Cookie Throw Down will be held on Friday, December 13 from 5-8 p.m. in downtown Elkton. Merchants will offer samples of cookies. Patrons will vote for their favorite.
Entry in the throw down is open to all. Anyone who would like to enter is asked to provide at least 100 cookies for the voting.
Those whose cookies have peanut butter or nuts in the recipe, are asked to specify this due to allergies. For more information contact 410-398-5076.
Margie Blystone is the reigning champion and has two wins. Jessica Price has one throw down win. New challengers are wanted. In past year, chocolate chip varieties have been a favorite. All types of cookie entries are welcome.
There are plenty of other Christmas activities planned for in and around Elkton. You can light up your night twice on Friday, December 6. At 5 p.m., Union Hospital will have a tree lighting ceremony. Santa arrives by fire engine and the tree will be lighted.
Following that event at the hospital, walk a few blocks to the Elkton Visitor Center, at the corner of North and Main streets, for the lighting of the town tree. There will be caroling. Bring your camera for pictures with Santa. Refreshments will be served.
Elkton Central Library will host a Holiday Open House on Wednesday, December 4 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Elkton High School chorus will perform at the event. There will also be free refreshments.
Christmas at Historic Elk Landing will be held on Saturday, December 7 from 4-7 p.m. Browse through the house, see the traditional holiday decorations, and enjoy light fare. At 5:30 p.m., character Zeb Hollingsworth will read "Twas the Night Before Christmas" and other tales. Cost for this event is $5 per person. Children under 12 are admitted free. Historic Elk Landing is at 590 Landing Lane, Elkton.
Old Fashioned Christmas will be held in downtown Elkton on Friday, December 20 from 5-8 p.m. There will be free carriage rides, caroling, and more. The winner of the $500 Cash for Christmas receipts contest will be determined. The deadline to enter receipts is 7 p.m. The person who spent the most at participating downtown merchants will be declared the winner. There will also be a random drawing for a $250 prize and a drawing for a gift basket.
On Sunday, December 1, Jack Foreaker and Friends will have a Christmas Caroling Sing Along at 6 p.m. This event will be held at Union United Methodist Church, at the corner of Leeds and Union Church roads. At this free event, there will be refreshments and pictures with Santa.
Santa will also be at D&M Garden Railroad, 2618 Blue Ball Road, Elkton from 2-4 p.m. This event benefits the Relay for Life Team One Life At A Time. There will be garden trains and refreshments. All are welcome.