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November 6, 2012, 12:31 pm
We are hosting our 6th annual Scrooge Scramble 5K Run/Walk on the streets of Old Town and Lansing River Trail to benefit Dickens Village on Dec. 1, 2012 at 10 a.m. The race will begin on Turner St. and will continue through Old Town and the Lansing River Trail in an accurate 5K. Each participant will receive a Bah-Humbug Scrooge cap and the first 100 registrants will receive a piece of jingle bell flair. The overall winner will receive an OTCA festival package and the top 3 places in each age group will receive medals.
November 6, 2012, 12:29 pm
This holiday season Old Town will transform into a Victorian scene for the 6th annual Dickens Village. On Dec. 1, from noon to 5 p.m., family friendly activities will be taking place throughout Old Town.
November 6, 2012, 12:26 pm
We are now preparing for Compassionate Feast, a program dedicated to providing families in need with all of the ingredients necessary to make a complete Thanksgiving dinner and happy memories of their own. Compassionate Feast will take place on Monday, November 19st at the Red Cedar Friends Quaker Meeting House, located at 1400 Turner Street. 
November 6, 2012, 12:25 pm
November 7 – The MAKING A DIFFERENCE SWAP ‘TIL YOU DROP, BUY ‘TIL YOU DIE PARTY  Save the date - think swap. PLEASE BRING CASH/CHECK ONLY  Wednesday, Nov. 7th 5:30pm-8:30pm
November 6, 2012, 12:20 pm
The Poetry Bench Contest is a public seating initiative that will place poetry inspired by the spirit of Old Town on new public benches throughout the historic downtown. During the month of August the public had an opportunity to submit their best poetry and OTCA received more than 50 submissions. The OTCA Design Committee narrowed the field down to 12 and invited the community to cast their vote for their favorite poems. The final 12 were narrowed down to these 6 winners:   …. DRUM ROLL….   “Festivals” by Michael Grove
November 6, 2012, 12:18 pm
The Old Town Commercial Association’s seventh annual Old Town Oktoberfest held Friday, Oct. 5 & Saturday, Oct. 6, was a great success due to the phenomenal support from visitors, volunteers and sponsors. Despite the cold weather, the festival attracted many new faces to the area over the course of the weekend to celebrate the season and support Old Town.
November 6, 2012, 12:12 pm
Unleash your creative side with a visit to Tallulah’s Folly, a whimsical flower and gift shop located at 1220 Turner Street in Old Town. Whether you are looking for a floral arrangement or a unique gift for a friend, Tallulah’s Folly has the diversity, eccentricity and creativity to inspire any shopper.
November 6, 2012, 12:10 pm
American Credit Cards will work with all OTCA members to help reduce their credit card processing rates. If you are interested in new machines, lower processing rates or information regarding your current rates call David Lowenstein at 517.974.8899.
November 6, 2012, 12:08 pm
The OTCA Office will be closed from Thursday, November 22 - Friday, November 23. We will resume the following Monday, November 28, with regular hours.
November 6, 2012, 12:04 pm
Shelby Robinson is a junior at Michigan State University studying Creative Advertising. Some of her favorite pastimes include shooting photos, branding, traveling and reading a good book. Her summer was spent in Spain and various European countries on a trip of a lifetime where she learned about visual communication and the art of world journalism. Because her hometown of Okemos is a mere seven miles from Old Town, she grew up familiar with the Lansing area. However, Shelby fell in love with the Old Town community upon her first visit in college.