The Ackerman Christmas Parade will be at 6 p.m. today, Dec. 5.
Eupora’s Christmas Market will be Saturday in downtown Eupora. For more information, contact Christmas Market Director Stephanie Stewart at 258-6452.
OES chili sale
The Order of the Eastern Star will sell chili Saturday at the lodge just south of the Eupora post office starting at 10 a.m.
Gallons will be $25, half gallons $13 and by the bowl with bread and drink for $5. For advance ordering call 662-552-1178, 258-2064 or 552-0446.
Maben Christmas Parade 2013 will be at 2 p.m. Saturday on Main Street. The theme is “Christmas: A Season to Serve.”
This year’s theme reminds us that serving others is the purpose of the holiday. This year we honor all servicemen and women by having them showcased in the parade, including military, police, firemen and EMTs. Santa will be giving out candy and taking pictures — all free.
Those wishing to participate in the parade by floats, horses, antique vehicles, groups or bands should contact Maben City Hall at 263-4212.
The parade is sponsored by the Greater Maben Chamber of Commerce.
The Eupora Band Boosters’ annual Christmas Market Raffle will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Eupora Christmas Market.
Only 325 tickets are available and are $20 each. The last ticket drawn wins $3,000 provided all tickets are sold. On every 25th ticket drawn, that ticket holder will get their money back.
The holders of the last two tickets left in the barrel will have the option of splitting the winnings, provided both parties agree. One does not need to be present to win, however, a ticket stub holder or the ticket stub must be present to claim consolation prizes.
Ticket holders must be able to be contacted on day of drawing in order to get permission to split, otherwise, the last ticket in barrel wins.
Contact Chad Hawkins at 258-8446 or any band parent to purchase tickets. “As always, thanks for your support of the Pride of Eupora Band program.”
The Eupora Christmas Parade will be at 5 p.m. Saturday. The theme is “A Candy Christmas” and Marie Yates will be the grand marshal.
Forms are available at The Webster Progress-Times office (58 N. Dunn St., 258-7532) and at City Hall or from any member of the Eupora Rotary Club. Forms must be completed and returned by 5 p.m. Dec. 4.
The Mantee Christmas Parade will be Saturday at 5 p.m. The parade has no specific theme this year other than “Christmas” and entry is free.
Parade entries must be at the lineup locations by 4:30 p.m. Walkers and classic cars will line up at Mantee Baptist Church. Floats and other vehicles will line up in the area at the intersection of Old Dancy and Mantee roads.
The annual chili supper will follow at the Mantee Fire Department, and awards for best floats and classic cars will be announced.
For more information, contact Connie Jennings at 263-7593, Pam Kelly at 263-7338, or David Brand at 769-0867.
The regular monthly meeting of Friends of the Library will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Webster County Public Library in Eupora.
The Revs. Jim and Jean Threadgill, pastors of the United Methodist churches of Weir/Salem and Sturgis/Big Creek, will give a Christmas message titled “The Mary and Joseph Story” in costume.
Everyone is invited to bring a covered dish for a potluck luncheon after the program.
Eupora Boy Scout
citrus, apple sale
The Boy Scouts citrus and apples will be ready for pickup Tuesday.
Customers may pick up their orders at the Scout room at the Community House. We are located on the back of the Community House next to the fire station and Regions Bank parking lot.
The hours for pickup will be from 1-6 p.m. Tuesday through Dec. 13. Pickup for Dec. 14 will be from 8 a.m.-noon. Pickup hours will be the same Dec. 16-20.
Holiday Open House
Holiday Open House and Santa is Dec. 12 from 2:30 until 6 p.m. at the Choctaw County Library.
Bring your camera and take pictures with Santa. Other events for the day include MSU ice cream samples, make-and-take crafts for kids, Festival of Trees, musical entertainment throughout the day, recipes, goodie bags and door prizes.
Area authors will have their new books available. Signed copies of Whitney White’s new book, “Who Left Jesus in the Box,” will be available for purchase. Merle Temple will be present to sign copies of his book, “A Ghostly Shade of Pale.”
Bring non-perishable food items for the WTVA Food for Families Food Drive, which will benefit Broken Wings Ministries.
For more information or set up a Christmas tree, contact the Choctaw County Extension Office at 285-6337.
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.
Library story hour
Maben Public Library has story hour every Friday at 10 a.m. featuring many fun activities along with a story with Ms. Mary. Children ages 3-6 are invited.
The Mathiston Public Library has story hour and activities for children of all ages every Wednesday at 10 a.m.
Storytime at Webster County Public Library is held each Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Children ages 3-6 are invited to attend. For more information call 258-7515.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 5-6 p.m. at North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora in the Education Conference Room.
Bingo at VFW
Bingo is every Saturday at 6 p.m. at VFW Post 3806 in Eupora.