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December 12, 2013

Saturday to offer plenty of holiday celebrations

DUNCAN — If you are still recovering from cabin fever, Saturday is the perfect cure with several events to keep your family busy all day long.

Starting the day off right is Boy Scout Troop 4434’s annual Pancake Breakfast from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church. Freshly made pancakes, bacon, sausage and refreshments are all part of what a ticket will get you at this tasty event.

Next up is the Christmas Auction Shopping Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Walmart and Payless Shoes. More than 300 Duncan children will be able to shop for warm clothing just in time for Christmas because of the generosity of the community. This year’s auction raised more than $32,000.

Volunteers are always welcome to help cut tags and bag items at both retail locations for the shopping day.

At 10 a.m., the Marlow Christmas Parade will begin on Main Street to First Street, sponsored by the Marlow Chamber of Commerce. The lineup for the event will be in the area around the high school, with entries arriving by 9 a.m.

Horses and horse drawn entries are to unload at the new City Hall area at 119 S. 2nd. These entries will be escorted as a group to the lineup area just prior to the start of the parade.

Cash prizes will be given in several various categories. The Marlow Lions Club will also serve a pancake breakfast from 7-11 a.m. at the Lions Den, 223 W. Main.

The next Christmas parade will be Main Street Duncan’s at 3 p.m. on Main and Walnut streets. The theme this year is Main Street is Sweet and more than 100 entries have registered.

All pre-entries are to call Main Street at 580-252-8696 to receive a number. Those numbers will be picked up at the registration table at 12th and Main beginning at noon which will allow them to be judged.

Trophies will be given to first through third place winners in float, special interest, antique car and business categories.

Stephens County residents will have a choice to make when it comes to 7 p.m. Saturday. At this time, the Comanche Christmas Parade, organized by the Comanche Chamber of Commerce, will kick off with a fireworks show courtesy of the City of Comanche.

Comanche’s floats will make their way from Comanche High School down Highway 53 through Main Street. Cars and volunteer fire department floats should line up around 4:30 p.m. at Comanche Elementary School, rather than the high school as previously planned, so they can be judged before the parade. Cash prizes will be given in both categories.

Entries need to enter on the side road east of Elementary school like the buses do. Registration will be taken in front of the elementary school at 5:30 p.m. Walkers and golf carts line up at Pioneer telephone office.

All three parades request parade entries not feature a Santa character, as the sponsors will have their own Santa floats.

Also at 7 p.m. will be the Lighting of the 905. The 905 Museum in Fuqua Park will open its doors from 6-8:30 p.m. for free hot chocolate and cookies. Santa will also be in attendance. Several lights on the museum and the 905 engine will be turned on at 7 p.m.

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