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Spring Hope's Old-Fashioned Christmas rescheduled for Monday

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Organizers have rescheduled Spring Hope's Old-Fashioned Christmas due to the threat of heavy rain on Friday.

The downtown Christmas celebration will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, Spring Hope Area Chamber of Commerce President Jan Mills announced Tuesday evening.

"The weatherman has promised a beautiful day and warmer temperatures," Mills wrote. "Come join us for the traditional horse-drawn carriage rides, scavenger hunt, wonderful Christmas music, over 100 beautiful Nativity displays and other events leading up to the arrival of the jolly old gentleman in red."

The postponement was announced after Wednesday's edition of The Enterprise went to press Tuesday afternoon. Wednesday's print edition lists the previously scheduled Friday, Dec. 14 date in its Community Calendar.

Friday's forecast for Spring Hope calls for a 70 percent chance of rain, with showers likely after 1 p.m., according to the National Weather Service's Raleigh forecast office. Monday should see mostly sunny skies and a daytime high temperature of 55 degrees.