Imperial Chamber’s Christmas season kicks off Dec. 1
By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
The streets of Imperial will be alive with the sounds and senses of Christmas as the Chamber of Commerce presents its 2010 Christmas Festival next Wednesday, Dec. 1
There will be festivities throughout the day and evening, such as discounts at area businesses, registration for gift certificates and more.
Many businesses will be offering free cookies, cider and popcorn throughout the day.
Adams Drug will provide free hot dogs, chips, cookies and beverages. First Bank & Trust will serve sandwiches and chips. Imperial Country Ford will hand out cinnamon rolls.
Pizza Hut and Kwik Stop will provide food specials.
Children may have their pictures taken with Santa at Pinnacle Bank from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Well-behaved pets may also pose with the jolly elf.
At Lied Imperial Public Library, a Christmas movie about a famous mouse and his friends who discover the true meaning of Christmas will be shown at 4:30 p.m. The movie runs 72 minutes, and children must be picked up by 6 p.m. when the library closes.
Marla Smith and her guitar students will be performing at McNair Agency, Inc. during the late afternoon.
“Mrs. Claus” will read stories at the Imperial city office.
At dusk, the Christmas lights downtown will be turned on for the first time.
Chase County Schools art teacher Chelsea Zuege and her students are in the process of painting windows with Christmas themes.
The VFW Auxiliary will host a soup and pie supper at the VFW from 5-7 p.m. Chicken noodle soup, chili, clam chowder, potato soup, Irish stew and vegetable beef stew will be served for a free will donation.
Area residents will be receiving a green flier in the mail beginning Nov. 26. The flier is to be stamped at area businesses and returned to Mary Deyle at Pinnacle Bank by Dec. 1.
The name of the person on the flier will then be put in a drawing for up to $200 in Chamber Bucks.
Winners will be drawn from 5:30-7 p.m. at the VFW, and must be present to win.