Thursday, November 20, 2014

It's a Holly Jolly Holiday with Lots of Celebrations

*Nov. 19: Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce Shop Sallisaw Campaign begins. Shoppers get tickets at chamber-member businesses for a giveaway at noon Dec. 13 on the lawn at Stanley Tubbs Memorial Library for cash prizes ranging from $500 to $1,000. Participants must be present at giveaway on Dec. 13 and have tickets in hand to win.

*Nov. 20: Annual Sallisaw Christmas Lighting, sponsored by Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce. Event begins at 6 p.m. on the lawn at Stanley Tubbs Memorial Library. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served and Santa will visit with children in the library's gazebo.

*Nov. 21: Sallisaw Christmas Parade entry forms ready to pick up at the Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce. Call 918-775-2558 for more information. The 2014 theme is "Christmas at the Movies."

*Nov. 21: Sallisaw Storefront Decoration contest entry forms available at the Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce. Forms must be returned by Dec. 8, and the contest is open to all businesses not just chamber members. Trophies for first and second places will be given away to the best decorated in three city areas. There is no entry fee. For information contact the chamber at 918-775-2558. Judging will be the week of Dec. 8, and winners announced Dec. 10.

*Dec. 4: Vian Lions Club's annual Christmas Parade will line up at 5:30 p.m. and the parade will begin at 6 p.m. For more information contact Nell Mathot, club secretary, at 918-773-8510.

*Dec. 4-6: Dwight Mission will hold All-day Old Fashioned Christmas celebrations each day. The celebration includes an old-fashioned chicken and noodle dinner, for $5 per person, hayrides throughout the mission grounds to view the decorations, games and cookie decorating. For more information call 918-775-2018.

*Dec. 5: Marble City's Little Miss and Little Mister Marble City contests will be held at 7 p.m. at the town hall. Sign up is from 6 to 6:30 p.m. The contest is for two age groups--pre-kindergarten and kindergarten and first through eighth grade. Winners will receive "huge Christmas stockings" filled with candy and toys, and will ride in the town Christmas Parade on Dec. 13 as parade marshals. Children may come in holiday clothing, but it is not a requirement. They will be asked questions about Christmas. For information call the town hall at 918-775-3002 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

*Dec. 11: Roland's Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, sponsored by the Roland Chamber of Commerce, will be at 7 p.m. at the Roland City Park. The Town of Roland and the Cherokee Casino will provide cookies and hot chocolate, and choirs from Roland Schools will perform.

*Dec. 13: Greenleaf State Park will hold an Old-Fashioned Christmas Party with special events for the young and young at heart. For more information call Steve Evans at 918-487-7125.

*Dec. 13: Shop Sallisaw Giveaway, sponsored by the Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce, will be at noon on the lawn at Stanley Tubbs Memorial Library. Winners must be present, with entry tickets in hand. 

*Dec. 13: Webbers Falls Christmas Parade begins at 10 a.m. Line-up is at 9 a.m. west of SRS Lumber. The theme is "Keeping Christ in Christmas." Most entries continue across the river to Gore for that town's parade also.

*Dec. 13: Gore's Christmas Parade begins at 11 a.m., and has a Christmas in Toyland theme. Trophies will be awarded in eight categories--best antique car, best mule skinner, best bicycle, best horse, best four-wheeler, best commercial float, best non-commercial float and best band. Children may visit with Santa after the parade.

*Dec. 13: Roland's Christmas Parade begins at noon, with the theme "Sights and Sounds of Christmas." Prizes will be awarded for first place in three categories---open, non-profits, and antique cars. For information contact Stacy Day, Roland Chamber of Commerce treasurer, at 918-427-5551.

*Dec. 13: Muldrow's Christmas Parade begins at 5 p.m.

*Dec. 13: Sallisaw's annual Christmas Parade sponsored by the Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce. Line-up will be at 5:30 p.m. on Choctaw Street, and the parade begins at 6 p.m. Prize money will be awarded to the top entries in each of three categories--businesses, non-profits, and schools and churches. Call the chamber at 918-775-2558 for more information. Entry forms may be picked up at the chamber beginning Nov. 21.

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