From Staff Reports
When parade floats hit the streets of Malakoff this weekend, things are going to be different.
The Malakoff Chamber of Commerce, area businesses, the Historical Society, residents – well, just a big group of people – have been working to make sure this Saturday, Dec. 10, is a day to remember.
Things will kick off with the annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade at 10 a.m.
The parade will feature a new route this year. 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.
There is still time to get a spot in the parade. If you would like to participate, contact the chamber at 903-489-8118.
When the parade is over, the fun will just be beginning downtown.
There will be a live DJ and after the parade Santa will be visiting the Old Town Antique Shoppes and passing out coupons and candy. There will also be carolers walking the streets.
There will be several big drawings, including at least two bikes, sponsored by: Cedar Lake Nursing Home and Cedar Lake Home Health & Hospice, The Malakoff Rotary Club, First State Bank of Malakoff, Citizens National Bank, The Malakoff Exes, Jeanie Sealy State Farm Insurance, Belinda Brownlow Malakoff Insurance, Malakoff Nursery, and Brookshires.
To pick up entry forms for the big prizes, go to all of the above and the following businesses, where you can also sign up for their giveaways: Antiques on Royall, Lindy Antique Mall, My Favorite Things, Country Chicks, Corner Store Books, Oopsie Daisy, Juanita’s Antiques, Whatever Store, Lindy Antique Mall, Booger Hill Mercantile, Dollar Per Day movie rentals, Malakoff Pharmacy, Malakoff Nursery, Berry Lumber, County Line Boutique, Love You Beauty Supply, and From The heart.
In addition, 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 Pat Isaacson of the Historical Society.
Also on display at the museum will be a lighted, 40-house Christmas village and the Willie Sims Train Room will be open.
Plus, Isaacson has worked hard to make sure there is a Christmas tree in every room of the museum.
For more, visit the event Facebook Page.