Liberty to kick off Christmas season with parade, events

November 24, 2003|BRENDA S. EDWARDS

LIBERTY - A parade, tree lighting, arts and crafts, entertainment, and shopping will be part of a two-day celebration Dec. 5-6 to open the Christmas holidays.

"A Celebration of Liberty" is the theme of the parade that will march through the downtown section at 7 p.m. Dec. 5. The parade will assemble at 5:30 p.m. at Gate Way Park, and entries will be judged at 6:15 p.m. The parade will feature Santa Claus.

Floats and non-float divisions will be judged. Cash prizes will be given in each category.

A trophy will be given for first place in the business division. Judging will be 20 percent each for best use of lights, theme, originality, creativity and overall.

Registration forms can be picked up at Liberty/Casey County Chamber of Commerce at Gate Way Park or call Jodi Atwood at (606) 787-6463 for more information. Entries must register in advance.


The downtown will come alive at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 5 with the lighting of a community Christmas tree on the Courthouse Square.

Casey County Pork Producers will provide free chili, and area churches will serve free coffee, hot chocolate and soft drinks.

Santa will pose with children for photos after the parade. The cost is $1.

The annual Riverfront Arts and Crafts Festival also will begin Dec. 5 and continue Dec. 6 at Gate Way Park.

Myrtle Russell said arts and crafts, quilts, food, entertainment, horsedrawn cart rides, Toyland, candy store, children's shopping and pictures with Santa are planned.

An Elvis Presley impersonator will be on hand as will singers and cloggers. Comedy skits are planned.

Call Russell at (606) 787-9239 for more information.

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