Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Christmas Events Line Up in December

The Christmas holidays have arrived, along with many activities to celebrate. Following is a list of area activities open to the public.

-Dec. 1: Marble City's Little Miss and Little Mister Marble City contests will be held at 7:15 p.m. at the town hall. Sign up is at 6 p.m. The contest is for three age groups--pre-kindergarten and kindergarten, first through fourth grade and fifth through eighth grade. Winners will receive Christmas stockings and gift certificates, and will ride in the town Christmas Parade on Dec. 9. In the contest, children 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. 7: The Roland Chamber of Commerce is bringing back the Christmas tree decorating contest for Roland businesses at Roland Park. Voting, with food items listed, will be for Roland Christmas baskets, and will be at the Christmas tree lighting on Dec. 7. Winner of the contest will receive a traveling trophy to display in their business and $100 in free newspaper advertising. To enter your business stop by and see Dave Richards or Libby Moore at Firstar Bank or Tiffany Mitchell at First National Bank.

-Dec. 7: Vian Lions Christmas Parade of Lights will have the theme “A Storybook Christmas,” and will kick off at 6 p.m. Lineup will be at 5:30 p.m. in front of Vian Baptist Church, and judging will be at 5:45 p.m.. Santa Claus will visit with children at the city park and give away goodie bags after the parade. The event is sponsored by the Vian Lions Club, which will award cash prizes to floats. First place gets $100, honorable mention gets $50, and category winners get $50. In the School Club category, first place gets $100, second gets $75, and third gets $50. Entry forms are available at Armstrong Bank in Vian, the Vian Tenkiller News office and T.S. Phillips Investments Inc., next to Subway. Return the completed form to the same businesses or mail to Joe Haraway, Vian Lions Club president, at P.O. Box 260, Vian, Okla. 74962.

-Dec. 8, 9 and 10: Tour of Christmas at Eastside Freewill Baptist Church in Muldrow. The tour is free and is on property owned by the church at the Muldrow Interstate 40 exit. Spectators enter the building, which has been decorated to resemble Bethlehem, where they will be served cookies and hot chocolate. They then join a hayride through the story of Christmas, told by narrators. The tour goes through 10 scenes. The tours run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each evening.

-Dec. 9: The Muldrow Christmas parade starts at 4:30 p.m. at the east end of town and will proceed to the Muldrow City Park entrance.

-Dec. 9: The annual Roland Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Roland Chamber of Commerce, has the theme “Santa’s Workshop,” this year. Cash prizes will be awarded. Lineup will be at 11:30 a.m. and the parade starts at noon. Entry forms are available now at Firstar Bank in Roland (103 Ray Fine Blvd.), or send a message through the Roland Chamber Facebook page and an entry form will be emailed back. All parade entries must have a registration form on file with the chamber of commerce, regardless of whether it is a float or some other type of entry.

-Dec. 9: Marble City Christmas Parade. Lineup is at 1 p.m. and the parade begins at 2 p.m. There is no theme other than Christmas and no prizes. Santa Claus will be present and lots of candy is expected to be given away.

-Dec. 9: The Webbers Falls Christmas Parade will begin at 10 a.m. Dec. 9. This year’s parade as the theme “A Child’s Christmas,” and is held in conjunction with the Gore parade. Webbers Falls continues their Christmas Lighting Display, which will be in the Webbers Falls Little Park at the intersection of U.S. Highways 100 and 64.

-Dec. 9: Gore Christmas Parade will begin at 11 a.m. Lineup is between 10:15 and 10:30 a.m. Santa Claus will visit with children following the parade.

-Dec. 9: Shop Sallisaw Giveaway cash prizes will be awarded at noon at Stanley Tubbs Memorial Library in downtown Sallisaw. Winners must be present and have their tickets in hand. For more information contact the Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce office at 918-775-2558.

-Dec. 9: Sallisaw Christmas Parade lineup is at 5:30 p.m. on Choctaw Street and the parade begins at 6 p.m. “A Storybook Christmas” is the theme of this year’s parade, sponsored by the Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three parade entries in each category. Call the chamber at 918-775-2558 for more information. Entry forms are available at the chamber office.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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