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Christmas season lights up Monday at OC courthouse

Christmas season lights up Monday at OC courthouse
Christmas season lights up Monday at OC courthouse | Christmas season lights up Monday at OC courthouse
Associate Editor
Main Street-Union City is ready to kick off the Christmas season for Obion County with the lighting of the Community Christmas Tree.
The event is set for Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the Obion County Courthouse.
Joe Ward will serve as master of ceremonies and the Rev. Vann Kissell of Troy First Baptist Church will provide the invocation. Entertainers will include Jamie Worrell, Obion County Children’s Chorus, Union City Elementary Chorus Kids and the Voices of UCES.
Winners of the ornament contest, one from each school, will be announced and they will place their ornaments on the tree with assistance from their principals or teachers. Pride of Obion County Robert Kirkland will flip the switch to turn on the lights.
No bleachers will be available, so those attending are encouraged to bring their blankets and lawn chairs. The tree is provided by Union City Electric System.
Prior to the event, Union City Coca-Cola and Buckets Pub and Grub are sponsoring a chili supper in Merchants Park at 4:30. The menu includes chili, cornbread, dessert and drink for $5 per person, with proceeds going to Main Street community projects. Santa will be at the park for children to meet before the tree lighting.
Santa will then proceed to Reelfoot Shopping Center, where lineup for the Union City Christmas Parade will begin at 5. The parade will start at 7 and anyone who wishes to join in may do so by lining up before that time.
There is no entry fee and no pre-registration. A registration table will be set up near Reelfoot Bank.
The Jaycees are offering a total of $1,000 in prize money for the parade.
In case of inclement weather, both events will be postponed until Nov. 29. A decision is expected to be made around noon on Monday and, if necessary, will be announced on and local radio stations.
For more information about the chili supper or the tree lighting, call Main Street executive director Phyllis Rauchle at 885-8330.
Published in The Messenger 11.21.12