Roundup Briefs

11/16/2012

TOPS group to host fun day Saturday

TOPS group to host fun day Saturday

TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) is hosting a TOPS fun day from 9:30 a.m. To 2 p.m. Saturday at the VFW Hall, 1101 W. Mary St. in Garden City. Events include chapter member awards, a Teaming Up in Tops theme parade, name tag contest, roll call, fun day theme contest and a skit contest.

JROTC to present Military Tattoo

The JROTC will present a Military Tattoo at 7 p.m. Saturday at Garden City High School. The Tattoo tells the history of America using songs, flags, drills and essays. Tickets cost $10, and are available by contacting Lt. Col. Randy Phillips at 805-5577. All proceeds go to the JROTC Booster Club.

Holiday market event set for Saturday

Pies, cinnamon rolls, bierocks, kolaches, peppernuts, candies and New Year's Cookies will be available as the Peppernut Shoppe and Ten Thousand Villages Market return for the 28th year at Garden Valley Church. Breakfast and coffee also will be offered.

A selection of handcrafted wares created by artists from 30 countries will be offered for sale as well, including Christmas gifts and decorations, nativity scenes, linens, toys, jewelry, coffee beans, teapots and more.

Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Garden Valley Church Family Center, corner of Third and Campbell streets.

For more information, call 276-7410.

Christmas Angels Toy Run coming up

The Christmas Angels Toy Run is scheduled for Sunday, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the west end of the Wal-Mart parking lot and parading to the American Legion, 405 S. Main St.

The entry fee is one new, unwrapped toy (or a $15 fee without a toy). No stuffed animals, please.

The event will include chili with all the fixings and dessert for a free-will donation, a 50/50 drawing, an auction and door prize drawings. Music will be provided by Mobile Music Masters.

If unable to make the run, toys may be dropped off at the American Legion.

Entries sought for Christmas parade

Garden City Downtown Vision's annual Burtis Motors' Evening Christmas Parade is looking for entries for the parade, which is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Dec. 8.

Entry forms are available by calling 276-0891 or emailing vision@gcdowntown.com. Registration forms must be returned by Dec. 3.

Main Street from the Finney County Fairgrounds parking lot to Hackberry Street will be darkened during the parade with the exception of the Christmas lights. During the event, vendors will offer hot apple cider, hot chocolate, roasted nuts, popcorn and other goodies for the parade watchers.

Western State Bank will provide free downtown carriage rides from 2 to 4 p.m., followed by Commerce Bank's Tuba Christmas on Grant Avenue at 3 p.m.

Because of the road construction on South Main Street, parade participants who are in or being pulled by vehicles will line up at the Exhibition Building parking lot at 5 p.m. Those walking the parade route will line up at the Garden City Train Depot and will exit out onto Seventh Street to Fulton Street and then will head up Main Street. All parade entrants will follow the same return route back to the fairgrounds parking lot.

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