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Holidays Have Arrived; Let The Giving Commence

The Johnson Family are known for their winning floats in the Delta County Chamber's annual parade.
Cooper Review

Delta County is making sure everyone has a warm and joyous holiday season. This year the season starts on Saturday morning, Dec. 5 with the Spirit of Giving event at the Delta County Civic Center at 11 a.m.

“This community outreach program was started four years ago so that we might give back to the community that we love so much.  We will have stations set up for bicycles, toys, coats, stuffed stockings, blankets and household items,” said Amanda Sepulveda, organizer. “Each person who attends, adults and kids, will be given a set number of tickets and will then be able to purchase items with their tickets.”

The event will also be offering a free lunch.

Last year they had more donations and more volunteers than in previous years and thanks to generosity were able to give gifts and feed over 100 kids and adults.

If any church, business, organization or individual would like to donate new or gently used items, donate food, make a monetary donation or help serve, please contact Amanda Sepulveda at 903-438-6359 or asep4594@yahoo.com.

It will be followed that evening with the Delta County Chamber of Commerce’s annual lighted parade with lineup starting at 5 p.m. at the City Park. There will be monetary prizes.

Grand Marshal Award is $200, President’s Award Youth/School Entry receives $100, Mayor’s Award – Best Community/Family Award $100, Best Church Entry is $100, Best Transportation Award is $50 and Most Decorated Vehicle is $50. The theme for this year’s parade is “A Star Spangled Hero Christmas.”

“We are honoring our first responders,” said Delta County Chamber of Commerce President Cheryl Cash. “Parade starts at 6 p.m….It is a fun tradition for Cooper.”

The parade route will travel along Dallas Avenue to the Square. Santa is planning on making his arrival too. The organizers invite the parade floats and visitors to wrap the event back at the Delta County Civic Center to support the Blue and Red Santa, hosted by the Delta County Sheriff’s Office and other Delta County law enforcement partnering with all Delta County Fire Departments and EMS.

They will be providing a stew and/or chili supper will begin at 6:30 p.m. Price of admission = a new, unwrapped toy! Delta County Law Enforcement, Firefighters and EMS will again provide entertainment through a series of competitive events.

All toys gathered during the event will be turned over to the Child Protective Service Angel Tree program for Delta County.  Each year there are 100 plus children that are signed up by parents for this event in Delta County. Blue and Red Santa event is designed to supplement the Christmas celebration for many of these families.

Delta County is making sure everyone has a warm and joyous holiday season. This year the season starts on Saturday morning, Dec. 5 with the Spirit of Giving event at the Delta County Civic Center.

“This community outreach program was started four years ago so that we might give back to the community that we love so much.  We will have stations set up for bicycles, toys, coats, stuffed stockings, blankets and household items,” said Amanda Sepulveda, organizer. “Each person who attends, adults and kids, will be given a set number of tickets and will then be able to purchase items with their tickets.”

The event will also be offering a free chili, stew and hot dogs with all the trimmings supper.

Last year they had more donations and more volunteers than in previous years and thanks to generosity were able to give gifts and feed over 100 kids and adults.

If any church, business, organization or individual would like to donate new or gently used items, donate food, make a monetary donation or help serve, please contact Amanda Sepulveda at 903-438-6359 or asep4594@yahoo.com.

It will be followed that evening with the Delta County Chamber of Commerce’s annual lighted parade with lineup starting at 5 p.m. at the City Park. There will be monetary prizes.

Grand Marshal Award is $200, President’s Award Youth/School Entry receives $100, Mayor’s Award – Best Community/Family Award $100, Best Church Entry is $100, Best Transportation Award is $50 and Most Decorated Vehicle is $50. The theme for this year’s parade is “A Star Spangled Hero Christmas.”

“We are honoring our first responders,” said Delta County Chamber of Commerce President Cheryl Cash. “Parade starts at 6 p.m….It is a fun tradition for Cooper.”

The parade route will travel along Dallas Avenue to the Square. Santa is planning on making his arrival too. The organizers invite the parade floats and visitors to wrap the event back at the Delta County Civic Center to support the Blue and Red Santa, hosted by the Delta County Sheriff’s Office and other Delta County law enforcement partnering with all Delta County Fire Departments and EMS.

They will be providing a stew and/or chili supper will begin at 6:30 p.m. Price of admission = a new, unwrapped toy! Delta County Law Enforcement, Firefighters and EMS will again provide entertainment through a series of competitive events.

All toys gathered during the event will be turned over to the Child Protective Service Angel Tree program for Delta County.  Each year there are 100 plus children that are signed up by parents for this event in Delta County. Blue and Red Santa event is designed to supplement the Christmas celebration for many of these families.

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