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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • To do this weekend: Marquette ‘Old Fashioned Christmas’

  • “It’s a great Christmas experience for the children and families.”
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  • three event highlights
    1. There’ll be plenty of entertainment to go around, including various styles of dancing in the Fine Arts Auditorium from 3:30 to 5 p.m., the Christmas Parade of Lights at 5:30 p.m. and free family bingo at the American Legion. Attendees can enter for a drawing to win a $100 gift certificate good at local Marquette businesses.
    2. The children will find plenty to entertain them, as well. Jolly old St. Nick himself will be making a stop in Marquette from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Marquette Fine Arts Center, ready to hear the present requests from all the good little boys and girls that would like to stop by and have a chat with him. Children also can draw tickets for a chance to win a big bag of candy. There also will be train rides for the children if weather permits.
    3. There will be plenty of food to go around throughout town, with chili, cobblers, cake, cookies and a bake sale at various locations, and sloppy joe dinners available at the American Legion.
    Why you should attend
    “It’s a great Christmas experience for the children and families.”
    — Karen Teague, Marquette Christmas Committee chairwoman
    About the event
    When: Saturday. Festivities begin at 2:30 p.m. with Santa’s visit to the Fine Arts Center and continue through the evening at various locations. The Parade of Lights will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Main Street and free family bingo will be at 6:45 p.m. at the American Legion.
    Where: Santa will visit the Marquette Fine Arts Center at 110 N. Washington St.. The dancing and entertainment will take place next door in the Marquette Fine Arts Auditorium. Free family bingo will take place in the American Legion, 119 N. Washington St.
    COST: Free to attend, various prices for merchandise and food.
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