Theme for the day “Christmas, A Beacon of Hope”
• Special to the Daily Leader
Great news, Santa Claus has accepted an invitation to come to Plains for Christmasing in Plains and Mrs. Claus is coming with him to help visit with the children and hand out treats. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive in his sled for the parade that begins at 4 p.m. Sunday. He will be accompanied by the Snowflake King Dalton Winfrey and the Snowflake Queen Claire Baldwin.
There will be numerous floats and entries accompanying them including Parade Marshals Joe and Lana Miller. The Millers have been so honored because of their great involvement in the community, the Plains Lions and the Plains United Methodist church.
For those who would like to be a part of the parade with Santa, just remember the parade lines up at 3:15 p.m., the judging deadline is 3:45 p.m., and the parade starts at 4.
In the meantime, the WIZZYWIG CRAFT and GIFT show will be in the New Plains Community Building starting at noon, and it will be open until 6 p.m Sunday.
The Plains Lions will provide a meal of hearty beef stew at noon, and after the parade, parade goers can warm up with a hot bowl of chili.
For the kids, there will be inflatibles in the park from noon til parade time, parade watching, riding the Lions Kiddy Train and visiting with Santa and the Hay Scramble at 5:30 p.m.
The Frosty Races will run Saturday, with registration at 8 a.m. in the Plains State Bank lobby, the 5K at 9 a.m. and the 1-mile prediction race at 10 a.m.
If people have any used eyeglasses, bring them to the community building and they will get their name entered in the Lions Club drawing for a prize. Business drawing winners will also be listed at the Lions display.