The Souris and Glenwood Chamber of Commerce is once again hosting their Christmas events throughout the month of December. The Santa Claus parade is being held this Saturday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m. After the parade, there’s a party at the Legion with Santa. Remember to bring your camera! There will be free hot chocolate, sponsored by the Legion, free hotdogs, sponsored by RBC, and Santa visits sponsored by Ryckman Plumbing and Heating. The parade route starts at the Souris Legion, it heads south on First Street, West on Crescent Avenue, North on Third Street and back to the Legion. This is the second year the Chamber has held the Santa Parade and parade organizer; Loretta Turner hopes to see even more floats in the parade for 2019.
The Chamber is also promoting its annual Red Card Campaign for 2019. It’s a little bit different this year as there are four draws, three are wonderful gift baskets and the final draw is a large sum of Souris Bucks. Each of these baskets has a different value. The first basket was drawn on December 2 and the lucky winner was Tina McKay. It had a value of well over $200.00. The next draws are December 9, a gift basket valued at over $450.00; December 16, a gift basket valued at over $600.00; and finally, the last draw will be held on December 23 and it is $1000.00 in Souris Bucks!
“In the past we used to spread $1000.00 in Souris Bucks over the four week period but we decided to try something a little different,” explained Chamber Secretary Loretta Turner. “The businesses really got behind us and donated prizes for the baskets. This left us with the exciting final draw of the full $1000.00. This is sure to get people shopping in Souris!”
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Chamber Red Card Campaign, all you do is shop at a local Souris Chamber member business, pick up a Red card, collect four different stamps and drop it in the bin by noon on the draw day. All cards stay in for every draw. You can leave the filled card at the business or take it to the Post office where the draws will be made.
Christmas fun continues throughout December with the free community Christmas dinner on December 1 and a major event happening on December 21. The day begins with Pet Pictures with Santa at Souris Home Hardware, sponsored by Mutty Paw Acres. The Chamber is sponsoring a Matinee at the Avalon Theatre and Wagon Rides with stops on Crescent Avenue and LT‘s Corner Store. New this year is a bonfire and Christmas Carolling in the Beautification lot by LT’s Corner Store, the junction of Highway 2 & 22. LT’s is sponsoring hot chocolate for the event. Winding out the day is a high school hockey game and a Southwest Cougars hockey game.
For a complete list of December events, times and places, business promotions and dates, please check out the Souris Glenwood Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.