The biggest Christmas event in Atascosa County is almost here. If you are not in the Christmas spirit yet, you will be next week when Merry on Main kicks off Friday, Dec. 14 at 6:00 p.m. with a fantastically fun ice slide and the Most Wanted Band. Merry on Main is a two-day Christmas magic memory making extravaganza with so much to do for young and old. Everyone is invited
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Free showing of Home Alone at the Plestex, Ice Slide, Wheels & Wagon Parade, Old Fashion Kids Carnival with Cup Cake Walk, Pictures with Santa, Christmas Cookie Contest, Fireworks, Christmas Caroling, Lighted Parade, Food and Craft vendors, Celebrity appearances by The Grinch, Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus and so much more. Look at full schedule of events in ad on page 2A and 12A.
For the most part all you need to do is show up ready to have fun. But, there are a few rules and guidelines for the Santa Run, the Cookie Contest, the Wagon and Wheels Parade, the Christmas Light Contest, and the Lighted Parade.
Early entries cost $20 and will receive a t-shirt. Deadline to register is Wednesday, Dec. 12. Register through the Merry on Main Facebook event or call the Parks and Rec Dept at 830- 569-5904. To run, arrive at the Town Square Stage in front of the Pleasanton Civic Center no later than 4:45p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15. Santa suits encouraged. The run will continue north on Main and will make the small loop around Adams, Reed and Hunt streets. Participants can run for free, but will not receive a shirt if they are not registered
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Participants wanted! Decorate your kids’ bicycles, tricycles, and wagons to parade down Main St. The parade begins at 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 15. To enter, arrive at the Town Square Stage in front of the Civic Center no later than 12:15 to line up. The parade will run to the Kids Carnival in The Pleasanton Woman’s Club yard. Trophies will be awarded to the best entry
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Age Groups: Kids 6-14 and adults 15 and up. One entry per person. Contestant must add name and number on bottom of plate. Please provide at least 12 cookies and display them on a disposable plate. Cookies need to by turned in by 3:45 p.m. on Saturday to the Merry on Main tent located next to Nest Feathers. Judging starts at 4 p.m.
There will be prizes given away for 1st and 2nd in each age group.
Categories are: Best Taste, Best Decorated, and Best Overall. First place winners, their cookies and the recipe will be featured in the Pleasanton Express. For more information please contact Terri at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parade entries need to be submitted to the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce by Wednesday, Dec. 12. Entries need to be lighted with a familyfriendly theme. If you have questions, contact the Chamber at 830-569- 2163. The parade will kick off with a fireworks show at 6:45 p.m. Entries need to be lined up in the River park by 6 p.m.
HUGE shout out for Food Vendors! The cost is only $25 fee to put up a booth. There is money to be made feeding the hungry crowds. Please contact Cindy Mumm at the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce, 830-569-2163 or stop by the chamber office. Space is filling up fast.
Friday, Dec. 14, bring the kids to Merry on Main in downtown Pleasanton for the magical ice slide, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Free showing of Home Alone at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Plestex as part of Merry on Main.