Full day of activities to culminate with parade
Lots of work has gone into making sure that the Henryetta Hallmark Christmas Saturday will be even bigger and better.
Kelly Dobson and Valerie Mosco, along with many volunteers, are excited about all the activities happening Dec. 2, at the gazebo park just south of city hall.
Though the Hallmark Christmas will be later that day, there is so much more happening as the holiday season ramps up.
On Saturday morning, there will be Live Reindeer and Santa Pictures in the Roy Madden Pocket Park, from 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Henryetta First Baptist Church Youth Group will hold a pancake breakfast from 8-11 a.m. at the church. The meal is free and donations are welcome, but not re- quired.
All festivities begin at 4 p.m. There will be the Christmas Tree Farm, shopping, lots of pictures, food, hot cocoa, kid games, face painting, and a toy drive.
The American Guardians Motorcycle Group is planning a Grinch “Whoville” area with games, activities and lots of fun stuff. They will also be collecting toys during the event that will be donated personally to Shriners Hospital for Children. There will be something for all ages, along with live carolers to keep everyone in the holiday spirit.
The annual Christmas Parade, celebrating family traditions, begins at 6 p.m. For safety reason, in relation to the parade, no candy should be thrown out to those watching parade.
Those wishing to pass out candy are being asked to bring it to the Chamber of Commerce, so the candy can be packaged, and have it personally delivered by Santa at the Hallmark event.
This year’s parade route will pass in front of the park so that those in attendance won’t miss out on the fun and lights, and still be able to enjoy the Hallmark events. Lineup begins at 5 p.m.
Also, there will be trophies and awards given out as the parade entries will be judged this year, so everyone is encouraged to make this the most memorable event ever.
Be sure to take time and stroll along Main Street and view the various Christmas window decorations by area merchants. Pictures of the entries will be on the Henryetta Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.
For updates on the Henryetta Hallmark event, visit their Facebook page and look for more information in Friday’s edition of the Free-Lance.