Beebe woman celebrates Christmas in July with family and friends

By Steve Blake Special to the Record

In the midst of a pandemic and other diseases this year, a Beebe woman decided to spread a little Christmas cheer five months ahead of the holiday. Corinne Boomhower decorated her lawn on Main Street and invited some of her family and friends to celebrate.
“It started as a joke,” Boomhower said Saturday afternoon under a big shade tree while listening to Christmas tunes. Her mother and her aunt both have cancer, she said. “I said I’d put up my Christmas tree.”
But the project grew and it became a full blown party.
“It’s a little cheery,” she said. “There’s been so much negativity this year. It’s a way to make people smile.”
She said Friday, July 24 was exactly five months ahead of Christmas Eve. Who knows – perhaps next Friday they’ll celebrate New Year’s Eve.

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