Thorndale planning for Christmas, asks public participation

By DEANNA CAFFEY Thorndale Chamber of Commerce

THORNDALE—If you have listened to the radio, watched television, or walked into a store lately, you know that Christmas is right around the corner and the Thorndale Chamber of Commerce has already started getting things ready.

We would like to invite you to come out at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 to help set up Christmas lights in the Christmas lot on US 79 in Thorndale. If you have lights or decorations you would like to set up in the lot, please bring them. We will be happy to have everybody contribute to the lot and make it the brightest, merriest display yet.

If you find you need a snack brea k while decorat ing, t he Chamber of Commerce will hold a bake sale at Thorndale Meat Market (next door to the lot) that day, so be sure to stop by and buy your favorite dessert for Thanksgiving dinner or a little sugar boost for the afternoon.

If decorating isn't your style, we have all sorts of events planned to kick off the Christmas season.

Join us in Thorndale on Saturday, Dec. 5 and make a day of it. The Thorndale Chamber will be hosting a Silent Auction in the Chamber building, opening for bids at 10 a.m. Santa will also be on hand in the Chamber building for pictures from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and then again from 2 until 3 p.m.

If you happen to be one of our crafty artisans in the area, we would love for you to come and set up your booths along Main Street on Dec. 5. For more information on times and space availabilities, call Lilly Dennis at 898-2121.

It doesn't stop there. If you or your organization would like to set up a food booth downtown that day, call Brian Morton 512- 658-5378 or Trey Felton at 898- 2514 and we would love to have you. All that fun will certainly work up an appetite so your help keeping everyone fed and happy will be greatly appreciated.

If we still haven't peaked your interest, then how about joining us for the annual Christmas Parade at 1 p.m. Line up for floats, classic cars, decorated gators, bikes, wagons, walking groups, horses, your favorite tractor, a "reindeer" dog on his leash or any other entry will be at noon. Judging will also be at noon so come a little early and don't miss out on your chance to show off your award during the parade. Pick up your entry form at Bank of Texas, Darrel's Barber Shop, Butts Dry Goods, Rodenbeck's Farm and Ranch, or Country Roads Emporium in Thorndale or contact Donna Harris at 898- 2427 for further information about the parade.

Stick around after the parade because there will be the drawing for the Christmas Hams. Just visit one of the local merchants to register for the drawing, then stick around after the parade for the drawing. If you can't stay for that drawing, the directors of the Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce are currently selling raffle tickets for a hand-crafted Christmas Quilt (created by Lanette Tucker) and quilt rack (donated by Country Roads emporium); or a Christmas Basket with the turkey and all the trimmings; or a $50 gift certificate, and the drawing for those prizes will also be after the parade but participants don't need to be present to win. Of course, you have to buy the raffle ticket to win so be sure to get with one of the Chamber Directors to get your ticket.

So mark your calendars and prepare to don your favorite red and green, and plan to come out to Thorndale and help us kick off the Christmas season in a big way!

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