Candy Cane Cash drawing, Christmas Parade tomorrow

by Michael Bush, -

Just one more day remains until the Main Street Altus Candy Cane Cash drawings in downtown Altus. The drawings, which could total $12,500, will begin at 10 a.m. on the courthouse square. Local talent will take the stage and entertain the crowd as they wait for the drawings to begin.

There will be several chances to win a cash prize on Saturday, but you must be present to win. Local businesses have been giving away tickets since the November Holiday Open House events. If you don’t win a prize on Saturday, hold onto your tickets because there will be another drawing on Monday. You do not need to present for the Monday drawing.

Holiday classics and some fresh, new sounds of the season will be performed by Studio One, the Altus High School choir, Off the Wall Dance Productions, St. John’s Baptist Church Choir, and the Mikayla Jo Band on the square Saturday. Food vendors, craft projects, pictures with Santa, and an ice skating rink on the square round out the packed schedule and make it a day that will be fun for the whole family.

For the second year, the Altus Christmas Parade will be conducted at night, and all of the floats will have lights. The parade is themed “Christmas Night of Lights” and will be held the same day as the Candy Cane Cash drawings. The Chamber’s Parade Action Group, chaired by Debbie Davis, is repeating the very successful event they hosted last year. Davis expects a great turnout for this year’s parade and feels it is one of the best ways a business, church, club, or organization can get noticed in the community.

Parade entries will step off from the Western Oklahoma State College parking lot at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12. This year’s parade is part of the “Home for the Holidays” weekend, offered through a partnership with Main Street Altus and presented by the Altus Association of Realtors.

In case of inclement weather, cash drawings and concerts will be moved to the City Auditorium. Call the Altus Chamber at 482-0210 for more information.

by Michael Bush,

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