The Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce released its holiday calendar Wednesday, and both children and adults should prepare for the busy holiday season before Santa arrives.
-Nov. 12 is the annual Merchant’s Open House which features businesses throughout the community opening doors for holiday sales, with new items on display. Shoppers will have the opportunity to win a $100 Chamber Check by registering at the chamber office. For every $10 spent, customers may enter one time.
-Nov. 15 is when the Shop Sallisaw campaign begins. Shoppers may win cash prizes ranging from $100 to $1,000 by shopping at participating chamber member locations and receiving a ticket for purchases. Keep those tickets! They must be presented at the drawing on Dec. 9.
-Nov. 16 is the annual Christmas lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. on the lawn at Stanley Tubbs Memorial Library in downtown Sallisaw. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served and the Sallisaw Middle School Choir will sing. Santa will arrive and give each child a goody bag in the gazebo.
-Nov. 18 is Evviva! which will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Cherokee Casino in Roland. This fundraiser for the chamber includes fun, food, fellowship and an auction.
-Nov. 20 get ready for the Christmas parade by contacting the chamber office at 918-775-2558 to sign up. The 2017 theme is A Storybook Christmas. Storefront decorating forms will also be ready. Trophies will be given to three businesses in three districts in Sallisaw.
-Nov. 23 is Thanksgiving Day!
-Dec. 6 is when those Christmas Parade entry forms are due, at 5 p.m. Every entry must submit an entry form.
-Dec. 8 is when the Storefront Decorating Contest entries are due at the chamber office. Judging will be on Dec. 11.
-Dec. 9 is the Shop Sallisaw Giveaway at noon on the library lawn. Participants must be present to win and have their tickets in hand.
-Dec. 9 is the annual Christmas parade, with the theme A Storybook Christmas. Lineup is at 5:30 p.m. on Choctaw Street and the parade begins at 6 p.m. Prize money will be awarded to the top three in each category.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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