From Staff Reports
It looks like Malakoff will be the place for some Christmas cheer Saturday, Dec. 10. The day will feature a parade, a celebration downtown with raffles and giveaways, and special displays at the Malakoff Historical Society & Museum.
The parade will start at 10 a.m.
The parade will feature a new route this year, according to organizers. Floats will line up on the First Baptist Church parking lot by 9:30 a.m. The parade will go down Melton to State Highway 31, turn north on State Highway 198 (Terry St.), turn right on Jackson Street, turn right on College Street, cross over State Highway 31, turn right on Mitcham Street and return to the parking lot.
Trophies will be awarded. Judging will take place during the line up, and the three winners will be asked to stop at the corner of Terry and Mitcham where the judges will award the trophies.
As always, Santa will come riding into town during the parade. But Jolly Old Elf isn’t going directly back to the North Pole this year. He is going to hang around downtown where he will be handing out candy and coupons and visiting with children.
City businesses are working together to make this a really big event.
Cedar Lake Nursing Home and Cedar Lake Home Health & Hospice will be holding a drawing for a bike.
The Malakoff Rotary Club will be holding a drawing for a bike.
First State Bank of Malakoff will be giving away a $100 savings bond.
Citizens National Bank will be giving away a gift certificate.
The antique stores downtown – along with the two antique malls on Highway 31 (Antiques on Royall and the Lindy Mall) – will be open and participating in the giveaways.
“That’s just a few,” said the chamber’s Pat Isaacson. “More prizes are coming in daily.”
Plus, the Malakoff Historical Society & Museum will be open from 1-4 p.m. to unveil its new display of the three historic Malakoff Men heads.
“This is the first time that all three heads have been together in Malakoff (since they were discovered),” said Isaacson.
Also on display at the museum will be a lighted, 40-house Christmas village and the Willie Sims Train Room will be open.
If you would like to join the fun, contact the chamber at 903-489-8118.
For more, visit the event Facebook Page.