The Duncan Banner

December 3, 2012

Plenty to do this December in Stephens County

Rebeka Rutledge
The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — This month is packed full of holiday happenings to help get everyone in the Christmas spirit and although some have already passed, there are still plenty to look forward to.

Stephens County Humane Society’s A Christmas Yappy Hour begins the festivities at 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Scarlet Event Center in the Chisholm Mall. This event is making its second appearance in the community and will benefit the local animal shelter. There will be a cash bar, free appetizers and live entertainment. Tickets will be available at the door.

The SCHS will also be hosting a Pet/Family Pictures with Santa event from 1-3 p.m. Dec. 15 in the Chisholm Mall. This is one of the few opportunities to include your four-legged family member in a holiday photo and will also benefit the shelter animals.

For the fathers with daughters in the community, the annual Daddy Daughter Dance will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 14 in the Simmons Center. This is a special opportunity for a dad to teach his daughter how she deserves to be treated on a date and to have a memory to cherish in coming years. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Teen Round-Up is hosting its annual Christmas Surprize Dec. 15. The event serves as a Christmas party for families with low income, single parent families or families suffering some financial hardship this December. A chicken fried steak dinner will be served at 6 p.m. at the Teen Round-Up Depot cafeteria followed by hot chocolate served on the lighted trail to the camp chapel.

There a special guest speaker and a “birthday party” for Jesus will close out the night. Every child will receive a gift bag filled with gifts for Christmas. Register online at

One of the biggest community events and certainly one that fills many with warmth is the Stephens County Community Christmas Dinner from 11 a.m. to 2  p.m. Dec. 25 at the Stephens County Fair & Expo Center. Dine-in, carry-out and delivery will all be available for the delicious cooked meal. Call 580-255-3231 for reservations.

Also out at the SCFEC is the Velma Holiday Classic Show Dec. 7-8. Traditionally, this has been a swine event, however, goats were added into the mix in 2009.

Red River Rocketeer’s last rocket launch of the year will be at noon Dec. 29 at Cape Greenwood. All launches are free to attend and open to the general public. To join the fun, no model rocket is required.