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— “Join us for the parade! Plus FREE hot cocoa and cookies!” That is the invitation from the Greater Gravette Chamber of Commerce concerning the upcoming Gravette Christmas parade.

The parade will be held at noon Saturday, December 12, and “All entries and floats are welcome to join the parade,” said Patrick Hall, executive director. “There is no entry fee and line up will be on Charlotte Street SE at 11:30 that morning.” Prizes will be awarded for best entries.

Gravette area children will be able to meet Santa after the parade and pose for pictures at the Bankof Gravett Community Room.

Hall added there is an opportunity for the business community to participate in a project to benefit the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter.

“Float entries can pay $500 as a donation and those participating entries will be separately judged. The winning business will present the full pot from those entries to the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter,” Hall said.

For more information on the Christmas Time Fun Parade on Main Street in Gravette, The Heart of Hometown America, call 479-790-7296.

Progressive Dinner Scheduled Saturday At Sulphur Springs

Residents of Sulphur Springs and the area will participate in their annual Holiday Progressive Dinner this Saturday evening, December 5.

The dinner is a tradition that involves traveling between several locations in the community to enjoy refreshments and especially to sing carols of the season.

Participants will gather inthe park at 5 p.m. to begin their stroll through town. The evening will culminate with a Christmas program at the Shiloh auditorium.

Everyone is invited to attend this community wide event to usher in the Christmas season. There is no charge for any of the activities.

For information contact Mike Larson, 479-298-3809, or Judy Simon, 298-1306.

Contributions Are Still Being Accepted For “Love Lights”

Contributions continue to arrive to help light the Love Lights a Tree in Centennial Park for the Christmas season.

This is the fourteenth annual “Love Lights” project in Gravette, according to Mrs. Ruth Foster who chairs the project which raises funds in the fight against cancer.

Persons make donations in memory of loved ones and friends who have succumbed to the disease, in honor of those who are cancer survivors and to recognize service personnel who are serving ournation.

The tree in Centennial Park will glisten with lights in a ceremony scheduled Friday evening, December 11, at 7 p.m. It will remain lighted throughout the remainder of the holiday season.

Red lights honor those who are cancer survivors; white lights honor the memory of those who have succumbed to the disease and blue lights honor armed forces personnel.

A $5 donation is suggested but contributions of any amount are welcomeand needed in the fight against the dread disease and to honor those who serve, Mrs. Foster said.

Assisting her are Mary Beth Mitchell and Colleen Dickinson.

Contributions may be handed to any of the three ladies or may be mailed to Mrs. Foster, Box 1076, or Mrs. Mitchell, Box 116, Gravette. Make checks payable to the American Cancer Society. Please include the names of those honored. They will be read during the lighting ceremony.

News, Pages 1 on 12/02/2009

Print Headline: December Twelfth Christmas Parade Plans Progressing

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