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Wednesday, December 4, 2002

Parade seeking entries, good weather Friday

Staff Writer

PECOS, Wed., Dec. 4, 2002 -- With one Christmas ceremony cancelled Tuesday night due to  the weather, the Pecos Area Chamber of Commerce hopes they will not  have to postpone their annual Christmas Parade scheduled for this Friday.

"We have ordered a nice evening for that day," Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce, Linda Gholson said.

The threat of bad weather forced postponement of the annual Community Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on Tuesday night at Maxey Park. Gholson said that if the weather becomes hazardous on Friday and threatens to make people sick they would probably cancel the parade.

According to Lupe Davis also with the Chamber of Commerce they currently have nine floats and are expecting more to sign up before Friday.

"Some wait till the last minute to sign up," Davis said. "We are still taking applications."

"The best entry will win $100," she added.

The parade will be followed by the lighting ceremony at the Reeves County Courthouse, starting about 7 p.m. on Friday. Children wanting to tell Santa Claus what they would like under their Christmas tree will have the opportunity to do so, Gholson said.

"Santa will be at the courthouse for children wanting to visit with him," Gholson said. "Or for parents wanting to take pictures."

Davis also said that the students in band would also be participating in the parade.

Line up for the parade will begin at 5 p.m. at the high school parking lot next to the band hall, Gholson said.

"The parade begins at 6 p.m.," Davis said.

The parade will begin next to Pecos High School on South Park Street and will go up Washington to Eddy Street, and then north on Eddy and east on to Third to Oak Street, where the parade will end on the west side of the courthouse, Davis said.

The parade will then be followed by the lighting ceremony held at the courthouse in which hot chocolate and cookies will be provided, Gholson said.

Both Gholson and Davis said that they would like for everyone to come and participate and attend this year's parade.

"Anyone and everyone is welcomed to participate and attend the parade," Gholson said.

Gholson said that this year's Christmas Parade Theme is `A West Texas Christmas.'

Schedule changed for judging lighting contest

PECOS, Wed., Dec. 4, 2002 -- The Pecos Area Chamber of Commerce Women's Division will conduct judging for their annual Christmas lighting and decorating contest on Friday, December 13, from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m.

The contest, which in the past has been held once a week during December, will be held for one night this year, with judges choosing nine winners from three different categories.

The categories will be for "best Christmas theme," "most use of lights" and "most elegant."

The Women's Division will also be judging for best decorated residential city block and local businesses.

The winners will receive a special Christmas tree ornament.

Winners will be announced on Monday, December 16 in the Pecos Enterprise and on KIUN radio.

For more information contact Michelle Workman at 445-5535.


PECOS, Wed., Dec. 4, 2002 -- High Tues. 54. Low this morning 41. Rainfall last 24 hours at Texas  A&M Experiment Station .04 inch. Forecast for toonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in  the upper 20s. Light NE winds. Thurs.:  Partly cloudy. Highs 45 to 50. SE  winds 5 to 15 mph. Thurs. night:  Mostly clear. Lows 25 to 30. Fri.:  Partly cloudy.  Highs in the mid 50s. Sat.:  Partly cloudy and a little warmer. Lows around 30. Highs  60 to 65.


Roy Peters

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