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Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 29 November 2012 15:47

Courtesy Photo
Some young Friends of the Library had a hand in helping put up the Palisade Christmas Tree. Here Brittinee McKinney puts the star on top of the tree. Others involved in the tree decorating included Brody McKinney, Beth McKinney, Nevaeh Suda, Don and Mary Suda, Colyn Suda, Caleb Suda and John and Frankie Miller. Brian and Jessica McKinney were in charge of the decoration activities.


By Sheri Hink

The Wauneta Breeze

 

The holiday season is upon us and Wauneta and Palisade are gearing up for their annual Christmas celebrations.

 

Christmas Kickoff tonight in Wauneta

The Wauneta Chamber of Commerce is hosting their annual Christmas Kickoff tonight, Thursday, Nov. 29 at the Wauneta American Legion Hall. The festivites will begin at 5 p.m. MT.

The highlight of the evening is a chili cookoff contest where chamber members will compete for the honor of the best pot of chili. Kathy and Dave Kerchal and Kip and Terry Engell representing The HomeTown Agency will defend their titles from last year.

The Kerchals were named People’s Choice winners, a title they have had since the contest’s inception the year prior.

The Engells took the judged category away from the Kerchals last year.

New this year will be a Christmas tree decorating contest. Chamber members will decorate trees prior to the beginning of the event. The trees will then be judged by the public at the kickoff.

The annual Chamber Christmas drawings will be handled a little differently this year. This year people can sign up for the various Christmas drawings at each business. The winners of each individual drawing will be announced on Santa Saturday, Dec. 15.

Chamber organizers noted this is an improvement to the previous years’ drawings because people will be eligible to win multiple prizes. Their number of entries are limited only by the number of times Chamber businesses are visited.

 

Palisade’s Old Fashioned Christmas set for next Saturday, Dec. 8

Palisade’s Old Fashioned Christmas is set for next Saturday, Dec. 8. The day is packed with family-friendly activities to get everyone in the spirit of Christmas.

BINGO at the Legion Hall, sponsored by the CS Club will start things off at 1 p.m. CT.

At 1:30 p.m. CT the Friends of the Library will be showing the movie, “Brave” at the Palisade Auxiliary Hall. During the movie popcorn sponsored by Southwest Public Power District and hot chocolate sponsored by the Lions Club will be served.

The guest of honor, here all the way from the North Pole and dressed in red, will arrive at the Auxiliary Hall at 3:30 p.m. CT.

At 4 p.m. CT there will be drawings for prizes sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Then, at 5:30 p.m. CT the Hamlet Union Church will be sponsoring a soup and dessert supper at the American Legion Auxiliary Hall. A free will donation will be taken at the supper.

Finally, at 6:30 p.m. CT the town Christmas tree will be lit.

Entries into the Palisade Library Coloring Contest are due to the Library by Monday, Dec. 3.