Thorndale Chamber Christmas lighting starts off season

Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce

Santa welcomes Thorndale kids at the Christmas Lot lighting ceremony held Sunday at the US 79 display. Several area businesses and groups are represented in the display. Santa welcomes Thorndale kids at the Christmas Lot lighting ceremony held Sunday at the US 79 display. Several area businesses and groups are represented in the display. The Christmas Lot lighting on Sunday was a huge success. Drive by and take a look if you were unable to attend. The tree is beautiful and the businesses and organizations represented did an outstanding job of wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. Thanks to the Communities in Concert Band for their help in leading our Christmas caroling and to the St. Paul Lutheran Church choir for their special music.

Thanks also to the Thorndale 4-H Club for the delicious hot chocolate and cookies. The committee for this event did an outstanding effort in getting everything ready for all to enjoy.

Those having a display on the lot include: Thorndale Coop, VFW Post #4009 and Auxiliary, Pleasant Retreat Methodist Church, St. John Lutheran Church, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Thorndale Chamber of Commerce, Downtown CafĂ©-Louis Alvarez and Mauricio (Christmas tree), Thorndale 4-H Club, Relay For Life, Town & Country, First Baptist Church of Thorndale, Rockdale Federal Credit Union and Carol’s-Freddie & Carol Wuensche.

This night would not be possible without the gracious help of everybody, but especially the committee in charge of getting everything together.

They were: Bobbie Love, Billye Schwarz, Rosalie Biar, Zip Rutledge, Sharon Betak, Susan Drabek, Ann Rodenbeck, Marilyn Johnson and Angie Becker, along with help from Harold Biar, Larry Drabek, Buddy Johnson, Ricky Melde, Mickey Schwarz, Keith Kiesling, Brian Dees, Brian Prusse, Kirk Becker and others. May God bless you all.

And a special thanks to Santa for stopping by to take orders for the youngsters in Thorndale. This Lot Lighting marks the beginning of the Christmas Season in Thorndale and the crowd enjoyed the entire event.

SATURDAY PARADE—On Saturday, Dec. 7, at 1:30 p.m., our annual Christmas parade will continue the traditions of the season in downtown Thorndale. Our grand marshall for this year is our 2012 Citizen of the Year Charlene Olbrich. Mark your calendar and begin now to plan your entry in the parade for your club, your church or just an entry on your own. Contact Donna Harris at 512-898-2427 or Deana Caffey at 512-468-3500 for more information on the parade. We look forward to receiving entries from all areas. The day will also include another visit from Santa who will be looking forward to greeting all the youngster in Thorndale and taking a photo and receiving your special request for presents needed under the Christmas trees in the area.

Come join the fun with the downtown booths and all the businesses in Thorndale and find just the right gifts for all the special people on your list. Contact Susan Drabek at 512-269-8796 for more information on booths, which are $25 each. Spaces are going fast.

And don’t forget the silent auction sponsored by the TACC. Call Darleen Tucker at 512-898-2727 if you would like to make a donation. Browse the silent auction located in the TACC building in downtown Thorndale for more gifts for the season. We encourage all businesses, clubs and individuals to support this event.

The next meeting of the TACC will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18 and visitors are always welcome.

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