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Thorndale to kick off holiday season Saturday

Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) will host its annual Christmas Parade set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5.

Activities scheduled for downtown Thorndale this Saturday include the Christmas parade with judging to be held beginning at 12-noon for over 20 entries.

Newton Butts, long-time businessman in Thorndale, will be parade marshal. He is owner of Butts Dry Goods, a local landmark business for 75 years, following in the footsteps of his father, L. G. Butts.

There is still time for businesses and community groups to enter a float or group in this family-oriented event. If you would like to enter the parade, please check with parade organizers Donna Harris at 898-2427 or Deana Caffey at 898-5189.

For those interested in food booths please call, Trey Felton at 898-2514 or Brian Morton at 512-658-5378.

The TACC will again sponsor a ham giveaway with local businesses and individuals sponsoring 30 hams. Entry tickets for the hams can be found at local businesses.

The day's events will also include a silent auction beginning at 10 a.m. and craft and food booths all day in the downtown area.

A special feature this year is a Christmas quilt drawing, made by Lanette Tucker. She has created a beautiful hand-sewn quilt in holiday colors and donated it to the TACC. Country Roads Emporium and Antiques has donated a wooden quilt stand for displaying the quilt. See any TACC member or business for raffle tickets.

Also on Saturday, Santa will be on hand for the children.

Membership drive

The TACC is currently holding their annual membership drive. Letters have gone out to local businesses and current members.

If you would like to become a member of the TACC, please contact any director or go by or call Country Roads Emporium and Antiques at 898-2121, Rodenbeck Farm and Ranch at 898-2514, or L & L Food Salvage at 898-2960.

Membership forms will also be available at the parade on Saturday.

Join us in supporting the Thorndale Area businesses and bring economic stability to our community.

For more information on TACC events, contact Darleen Tucker, secretary, at 512- 898-2727.


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