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Crowds brave snow for Miracle on 7th Street

The fifth annual Miracle on 7th Street brought crowds to downtown Terre Haute to celebrate the holiday season and to benefit local businesses and charities.

The snow didn't keep people from celebrating a Miracle on 7th Street Friday night, in fact, it added to the festive ambiance at the fifth annual event in downtown Terre Haute.

There was an open air marketplace, several holiday decorating contests and Santa and Mrs. Clause made an appearance.

Local charities benefit from the event's proceeds and many non-profits were on hand to raise money for their causes.

The goal is to get families downtown to experience all that the city has to offer, especially during the holidays.

"This also introduces people who normally aren't downtown with businesses we have. We have boutiques, we have knitting stores, we have restaurants, we have so many small unique stores. This is a great chance for people to come down and check them out," says Boo Lloyd, chairperson of Miracle on 7th Street.

Lloyd says in the past Miracle on 7th Street has drawn as many as 12,000 people to downtown Terre Haute for the one-night event.

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