The Duncan Banner


December 3, 2013

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

DUNCAN — Even if your red and green decorations aren’t up yet, there are plenty of community happenings this month to get everyone in the Christmas spirit.

The Christmas Auction, formerly run by the Duncan Jaycees Club and this year taken over by the Duncan Rotary Club, will be from 6:30-10:30 p.m. each night today through Friday live on Duncan Channel 10 or at Proceeds go to clothe children in need in Duncan. Shopping day for the children will be Dec. 14.

Toy Shop registration is available until Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Delivery of toys is scheduled for Dec. 16. Cameron University-Duncan will host its annual Victorian Tea from 3-5 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Simmons Center.

Of course there will be several appearances of Jolly Ole Saint Nick this month. Santa Claus will visit Duncan Regional Hospital on Dec. 7 and he will have a pet-friendly photo opportunity, hosted by the Stephens County Humane Society, from 2-4 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Chisholm Mall.

Lighting the 905 is a fun event for all, especially train enthusiasts, and will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 in Fuqua Park.

Returning to Duncan once again will be John Kevin Jones performing his one-man show of “A Christmas Carol.” The reception begins at 6:30 p.m. and the performance at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22 in the Duncan Regional Hospital pavilion. For ticket information, call Cyndi Crook at 580-251-8844.

The annual Stephens County Community Christmas Dinner will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 25 at the Stephens County Fair & Expo Center.

Many cities in Stephens County host Christmas parades to get the season started. Marlow’s parade is at 10 a.m., Duncan Main Street’s parade is at 3 p.m., and Comanche’s is at 7 p.m., all on Dec. 14.

The Tree of Remembrance will be set up in the Duncan Regional Hospital lobby and a reception honoring those whose names are on the tree will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 10.

Though many of December’s events circle around a Christmas theme, there are several that don’t as well. The Duncan Chamber of Commerce community breakfast is at 6:45 a.m. Dec. 5 at the Simmons Center. Also at the Simmons Center will be the 3rd annual Daddy Daughter Dance at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13. Contact Stephanie Sullivan at 5480-252-2900 ext. 240 for ticket information.

Duncan Association of Realtors will host their officer installation luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 6 at First Christian Church. Boy Scout Troop 4434 will serve up pancakes from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 14 at First Presbyterian Church.

Out at the Stephens County Fair & Expo Center this month will be Ultimate Calf Roping Dec. 7, Revolvers & Rhinestones Mounted Shooting and Gift Show Dec. 13-15 and the Velma Holiday Classic Show Dec. 20-21.

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