People line up Saturday for the spread provided by the Imperial Chamber of Commerce as a thank-you to local shoppers. Above, Jerry Groff and Shirley Lewis help Bethene Lines and Vivian Todd with their dessert choices. (Johnson Publications photo)
Prior to the meal, the Christmas tree outside was lit. Becky Berry, foreground, and Brenda Ledall place ornaments on the tree. (Johnson Publications photo)
What’s a Christmas event without Santa? The jolly man in red greets Tom and Sharon Russell as they entered the city gym for Saturday’s soup supper and drawings. (Johnson Publications photo)
Chamber’s ‘Kickoff to Christmas’ draws over 100
Chamber President Clint Johnson wanted to return to a former Christmas tradition in Imperial that he believes was one residents enjoyed.
So he and a committee of Chamber members organized a community soup and pie supper and other events for Saturday night, which he termed a real success.
Serving over 100 at a free soup and pie supper at the city gym was a “good turnout,” he said, especially with so many other events scheduled.
“Considering there was a big wedding in town, Husker volleyball and Broncos football on TV, I think the turnout was very good,” he said.
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