Christmas in July? Carolers from old Searcy AR Van-Atkins store.

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Advantage

Christmas carolers Van Atkins Searcy AR singers window decoration

How about Christmas in July?

These two little folks are singing their hearts out.  Picture them singing a Christmas song in the window of the Van-Atkins store on North Spring Street in Searcy AR.  That was their job for many years.  They were plugged in to electricity, had movements and recorded songs to sing.  When kids went by they had to love these guys.

When the store was closed they went to the home of the VanHooks (owners of the Van-Atkins store) and were tucked away until the recent VanHook estate sale.  Looking at them again, they seem to be pleading.....no one bought them at the sale because no one knew who they were.  That hurt!

I meant to have this blog up before the sale and I am not sure that they can still be sold (check with V Smith Estate Sales) but their story needs to be told.  I love them and would like to see them perform again.

So how about someone having a Christmas in July party and letting them show off!

Comments (2)

Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Perhaps, a local museum could purchase them, or some other entity that could keep them on public display!

Jun 26, 2020 06:43 PM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Good idea, Myrl.  Our Historical Society might like them.

Jun 27, 2020 05:34 AM

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