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December 3, 2013

Santa schedules area visits

Woodward, Okla. — Santa's coming to town.

Actually the jolly old elf will be making appearances in a number of area towns over the next couple of weeks.

One of his first stops will be in Woodward this Saturday morning for the Annual Main Street Christmas parade.

As he is almost every year, Santa will be the grand finale of the parade, according to Main Street Director Janet Fitz.

"And I haven't heard from Mrs. Claus yet, but she usually is in the parade too," Fitz said.

In addition, she said there are nearly 40 other entries already signed up for Saturday's parade as well.  

The other parade entries represent a number of local businesses, and some youth organizations, such as the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, Fitz said.  The Woodward High School band will also be marching in the parade, she said.

The parade will start at 10 a.m. and will travel along Main Street between 16th and 5th Streets, she said.

"The theme of the parade this year is 'Happy Birthday Jesus," Fitz said, noting "with nearly half the entries from churches or church-affiliated organizations, we decided we would honor Jesus as our theme this year."

Fitz said there is still time to enter the parade and those interested can just contact the Main Street Office at 254-8521.

"They do not have to decorate by the theme, but if they do that's great," she said.  "And we take all kinds of entries, bicycles, ATVs, horses, pickups and floats. Even if they just want to walk it, that's okay too.  Truthfully there's almost no limitation on what type of entry we'll take for the parade."

However, she said everyone who wants to enter the parade must donate a new toy as their entry fee.  After the parade, the toys will be distributed to local toy giveaways for presentation to needy children this Christmas, she said.

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