A mild winter’s evening provided the perfect template for Friday night’s Block Party around the Iola square.
Wagon rides, shopping and a chance to stroll among the holiday lights attracted a large crowd. Streams of shoppers enjoyed drinks and snacks and jolly good deals offered by area merchants.
PHOTOS: At top left, children and grown-ups alike enjoyed riding in a festively decorated wagon at Friday’s Downtown Block Party. At lower left, Colony residents, from left, Tammy Bowen, Paula Decker and Becky Boone, enjoyed a glass of Sangria while shopping at Audacious Boutique. At lower right, Sam Underhill, 3, left, and Payton Holt, 6, give their best impression of Santa and his helper at Capper’s Jewelry.