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Register floats for Christmas Parade and Shop Checotah

Turkey and stuffing may fill your bellies this weekend, but don’t forget to register your float for next weekend with the Checotah Chamber of Commerce. Yes, believe it or not, we are only one week away from our Christmas parade and Shop Checotah Give-Away on Saturday, Dec. 7.

To register a float in the parade, entrants must call the Chamber office at 918-473-2070 no later than Friday, December 5. Floats will be assigned an entry number, which must be displayed on each float.

The Chamber will award prize money to the winners of the Best Float competition: first place, $150; second place, $100; and $50 for third place during the Shop Checotah Give-Away.

The float competition is sponsored this year by Gambino’s Pizza.

The theme this year on the parade is “A Gingerbread Christmas” so get creative with all those gumdrops, peppermints and gingerbread men.

Line up starts at 2:30 p.m. The parade starts at 4 p.m. and will go north down Broadway.

Immediately following the parade, the 2019 Shop Checotah Christmas Give-Away will get underway at Veterans Park with hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise, gift baskets, certificates and Checotah Bucks.

Gates will open at 5 p.m. and tickets are free for the drawings. However, you must be 18 years of age or older to receive a ticket and you must be present to win.

There will be wonderful Christmas music sung by the local school choir, the Blue Notes. Plus there will be cookies and cocoa to lure in Santa. Don’t forget your camera to capture the moments with your little ones.

Float competition winners will be announced then the evening will draw to a close with the lighting of the City of Checotah’s Christmas Tree.

It will be fun for all, so make plans to attend.

McIntosh County Democrat

300-A S. Broadway
Checotah, OK 74426
(918) 473-2313