Annual celebration welcomes winter weather

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ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI)-- The City of St. Charles hopes the winter weather that`s in the forecast will only add to the holiday spirit along Main Street.   Carolers sing, and Christmas characters represent different time periods and countries while handing out cards with their pictures and information.  Those are just some of the activities that have become traditions for thousands of area families.  This year marks the 39th annual Christmas Traditions in historic St. Charles.

The manager of Grandma`s Cookies believes any winter weather will only add to the fun.

"I think it`s going to bring more people out," said James Kenny.  He said his shop will also have plenty of hot cocoa and coffee to go with the cookies.

If you are not looking forward to the predicted winter weather, you are not alone.   The owner of the Branneky True Value Hardware Store in Bridgeton sold 20 pallets of ice melt and rock salt in just the past couple of days.

"We`ve sold about seven to eight truckloads of products this season," said Tim Branneky, owner.
The owner of Mannino`s Market in Cottleville says snow in the forecast really does mean a rush on bread milk and eggs.

"We order as much as we can," said Tony Mannino.  "You can never have too much."

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