Area Christmas parade dates announced and upcoming

Christmas parade dates have been announced for Eupora, Mathiston and Ackerman.

Eupora’s parade will be at 5 p.m. Dec. 7 following the Christmas Market. The theme is “A Candy Christmas” and the Eupora Rotary Club is sponsor.

Forms are available at the Progress-Times office (58 N. Dunn St., 258-7532) and at City Hall. Forms must be completed and returned by 5 p.m. Dec. 4.

The Mathiston Christmas Parade will be Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. The theme is “A Christmas to Remember.”

For more information, call City Hall at 263-4898 or Betty Jeffcoats at 312-8724.

The town of Ackerman has announced that the theme for its 2013 Christmas parade will be “Christmas Blessings — Unity in the Community.” The parade is set for 6 p.m. Dec. 5 in downtown Ackerman.

The town will again sponsor a silent auction with items available for viewing and bids beginning at 9 a.m. Dec. 4 in the Town Hall. All benefits from the auction will go to the Choctaw County Nursing Home Auxiliary. Call 285-6251 for more information.