Stillwater natives give back to the community

Merry Main Street creators Alane Zannotti (left) and Shannon Williams (right).

The holiday season is a time of reunion, cheer, shopping and entertainment.

Two community members in Stillwater recognize that. Alane Zannotti, city council member, and Shannon Williams, co-owner of Greige Goods, are creating a magical holiday experience right here in Stillwater called Merry Main Street.

Merry Main Street is a new holiday event happening between Thanksgiving and Christmas that combines downtown Stillwater and Block 34 through shopping, food, live music and events.

“We’re wanting to combine the traditions of holidays in Stillwater as well as creating something new through the transformation of Block 34 to a winter wonderland,” Zannotti said.

Zannotti and Williams both grew up here in Stillwater and then left for college and other job

opportunities. They have explored other parts of the country, traveled and now returned to their roots.

“We’re hometown girls who have some great memories of the holidays here in Stillwater, but we could see the potential of more things happening,” Zannotti said.

Many can think back in their childhood to thrilling holiday memories of carriage rides, pictures with Santa, hanging Christmas lights and holiday music. Those memories are irreplaceable, priceless and so meaningful. The women’s goal is that Merry Main Street will start a new local tradition for years to come.

Why have two community members stepped up and volunteered to take time out of their full-

time jobs to do this? For community, relationships, traditions and love… right here in

Stillwater’s backyard.

People from all over Oklahoma are anticipated to visit Merry Main Street. Holiday enthusiasts won’t want to miss this winter wonderland experience.

Written by Katey Vorwerk.

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