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December 3, 2013

Marlow, Velma postpone events due to weather

DUNCAN — If you’ve been following the weather, you have seen the high likelihood of strong winter weather hitting the Stephens County area before the weekend.

Area parade organizers have been paying attention as well and, as a precaution, are moving this weekends events to future dates. Marlow’s parade and pancake breakfast will be moved to Dec. 14.

“Everything will be at the same time (as was planned for this Saturday),” said Debbe Riddley, president of 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.

The Marlow Lions Club will serve a pancake breakfast from 7-11 a.m. at the Lions Den, 223 W. Main, for a pancake breakfast with all the fixings. Tickets are available from members of the Marlow Lions Club.  Proceeds from this annual event are used for various community and charitable projects.

Velma has also decided to move its festivities, though final plans for the change have not been made. The Velma parade, community dinner and house light contest will not be held this weekend.

“We’re going to reschedule what we can,” said Shawn Enloe, Velma mayor.

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