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School/Sports News - December 2, 2013
Fireworks to usher Santa Claus into town on Saturday!
By Doris Sorg
The Gyp Hill Premiere
Santa Claus will arrive in Medicine Lodge in a blaze of fireworks on Saturday, December 7th at 6:30 p.m.
The festivities of the day will begin at 1:00 p.m. with shopping until 6:00 p.m. The Fireman Chili Feed will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Leisure Center followed by a lighted parade at 6:00 p.m. Line-up for the parade will start at 2nd and Main.
The open house will include cookies and cider along with Santa’s work shop and Santa’s house at the old Hibbard’s store at 102 N. Main. Bring your camera as there will be an opportunity to take Christmas pictures with Santa from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
There will be special sales that day including a number of "red light specials." Locations and times will be posted on the information window at the old Hibbard’s building. Check out all local merchants and take advantage of their holiday sales to finish your Christmas shopping in record time.
Gift wrapping will be offered during this time by the Camo Crusaders, a Relay For Life team, in front of Farm Bureau. This group will also be wrapping gifts from now through December 20th. Unwrapped gifts may be dropped off at Arrowhead West at 500 W. Fowler or questions may be answered by calling Denise at 886-3711.
Santa Claus will arrive in a flash of fireworks at 6:30 p.m. A drawing will take place at 7:00 p.m. that evening at a "mingle and jingle" with local merchants as lucky recipients receive items donated from area businesses.
For those wanting to give to the Fireworks Fund, Citizens Bank of Kansas, The Peoples Bank, Hibbard’s and the Chamber office, located at My Happy Place at 103 N. Main, are accepting donations for the December fireworks.
Cindy Brungardt, Executive Director of the Medicine Lodge Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for anyone in the area who would like to entertain those attending the open house with song or dance. She can be contacted for further information at 886-3417.
Mark your calendar; make your plans; move ahead with your holiday preparations; Medicine Lodge will be offering a huge variety of gifts, gift wrapping, and a jolly good time including food, fun, and fireworks while you shorten your shopping list on Saturday, December 7th.
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