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Thursday, November 29, 2012

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PARADE OF LIGHTS — The Parade of Lights in Decatur is Saturday. Line-up begins at 5 p.m. behind Eagle Stadium. Judging is at 5:30, and the parade begins at 6:30. It will travel west on Walnut Street, left on Washburn, and then turn left on Main, passing through the Decatur Square. Call the Decatur Chamber of Commerce at (940) 627-3107 for more information.

MOONLIGHT MADNESS — Decatur stores will be open late citywide Saturday, and Santa Claus will be on the Square to visit with children. Parents may bring their own cameras for photos. The choirs from the First Baptist Churches of Alvord, Decatur and Paradise will perform as one group — Voices of Christmas — along with other live music performances.

SHOPPING FRENZY — Holiday Shopping Frenzy sponsored by the Bridgeport Area Chamber of Commerce is Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7 and 8. There will be two $500 cash and two $50 Brookshire’s gift card giveaways. Participants will be entered for visiting and for every $20 spent at any participating business — Communications/AT&T, Maria’s Gift and Flower Shoppe, Aaron’s Sales and Leasing, The Hope Chest, Terra Cotta Boutique, Bright Ideas Lighting and More, Ink ‘N’ Stitch, Valu-Rite Pharmacy, All Wise Garden Center and Landscaping, Skin and Body Works Spa, Sassy Frass, iCopy and Pronto’s Italian Restaurant. The drawing will be held 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Bridgeport Stage, 1009 Halsell Street. Participants do not have to be present to win.

ANGEL GARDEN DEDICATION — Candlelight dedication of the Chico Memorial Angel Garden is 7 p.m. Saturday on the Chico square.

BRIDGEPORT CHRISTMAS PARADE — Applications for the Bridgeport Lighted Christmas Parade to be held as part of the Home for the Holidays Christmas Event on Saturday, Dec. 8 are available. For more information, call (940) 683-3404 or visit the website at www.cityofbridgeport.net/currentevents.aspx.

CHAMBER DINNER — The Paradise Chamber of Commerce will have its annual Christmas dinner at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3 at the First Baptist Church in Paradise. Guest speaker will be Keitha Story Stephenson, and the dinner will be catered by Dos Chiles. Awards will be presented and new officers announced. For more information, call (940) 433-3288.

BENEFIT GARAGE SALE — The youth group with the First Baptist Church of Chico is having a garage sale 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church to raise money for a mission trip.

CHAMBER MEETING — The Paradise Chamber of Commerce will have its board meeting noon today at the Bridgeport Country Club. All members are asked to attend and vote for next year’s directors. For more information, call (940) 433-3288.

FUNERALS — Service for Josh Smith, 24, of Aurora is 2 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with burial at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 2. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.

VISITATION for Ruben Zapata, 65, of Runaway Bay is 6-8 tonight at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.

FUNERAL for Miranda Lee Florida, 94, of Greenwood is 1:30 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Baptist Church with burial at Sycamore Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Coker-Hawkins.