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Church Avenue still the right address for Church Street Christmas

DADE CITY — Over the years there's been some confusion as to the name Church Street Christmas when the event is actually on Church Avenue.

Well, Dade City native Clyde Hobby would like to clear that up: Sometime after World War II, city leaders changed the names of all the east-west streets to avenues.

"Everyone in town still called it Church Street," said Hobby, 70, who was born on the street and lived there until he was 12. "And people as old as I am still do."

His family moved to a different part of town and after law school he returned home to practice primarily real estate law in Dade City. He said there has also been some misinformation that Church Avenue was once called College Street, but that's a different story.

"All the old maps and plats say Church Street," said Hobby who now lives and works in New Port Richey. "There's not any doubt of that."

Church Street Christmas kicks off tonight, and runs from 7 to 9 p.m. each night through Friday. The free event features elaborately decorated exteriors of historic homes, carolers and other live music, visits with Santa and free snacks and beverages like cupcakes and hot chocolate.

For information, including a detailed schedule, go to churchstreetchristmas.org.

Church Avenue still the right address for Church Street Christmas 12/20/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 7:31pm]
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