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Stockdale News: Make plans for ‘Christmas in Stockdale’

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Sherry D. Lambeck
November 20, 2013 | 2,353 views | Post a comment

Please join us for “Christmas in Stockdale” on Saturday, Dec. 7. Festivities for this year’s celebration will commence with the Reindeer Run 5K race at 9 a.m., followed by the Jingle Bell Children’s Fun Run at approximately 9:45 a.m. Day of race registration for both races will begin at 7:45 a.m. at 1009 West Jackson St. in Stockdale. Early registration is open now at and is available through Friday, Dec. 6. Entry in the Reindeer Run 5K race is $20 per person for early registration or $25 per person on the day of race. Awards will be given to the overall top male and female finishers, as well as the top three finishers in each of the following categories: 13 years and younger, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70-plus. All participants will be given a T-shirt.

Entry in the Jingle Bell Children’s Fun Run is $10 per child. Each child will receive a participation ribbon; the top boy and top girl finishers will also receive medals, and T-shirts will be given to all participants. For more information or for registration forms, visit

Other events featured at “Christmas in Stockdale” will include:

•Pictures with Santa

•Holiday cookie decorating contest

•Arts and crafts fair

•“Santa Paws” Dog Costume Contest.

The Stockdale Masonic Lodge will also host its annual pancake breakfast in conjunction with “Christmas in Stockdale” beginning at 7 a.m. and running until 10 a.m.

Additionally, as always, “Christmas in Stockdale” is an official drop-off site for the Wilson County Sheriff Santa Program. All guests are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy to benefit the underprivileged children of Wilson County.

If you are interested in participating in any of the events associated with Christmas in Stockdale, visit our website for more information.

Appreciation party

The Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Watermelon Jubilee volunteer appreciation party Saturday, Dec. 7, from 7-11 p.m. in the Community Building. Food, drinks, and entertainment will be provided. If you volunteered in any capacity during the 2013 Watermelon Jubilee, please join us!

Lighting contest, more

Judging for the annual Christmas Lighting Contest will be held during the week of Dec. 9 with small cash prizes and bragging rights going to the winners.

The Stockdale Chamber of Commerce is proud to be a partner, once again, in the annual Senior Citizens Christmas Luncheon, which will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 18, in the Stockdale Community Building.

The next regular meeting of the Stockdale Chamber of Commerce board of directors will be held on Monday, Nov. 25, at 7 p.m. in the offices of the Stockdale Economic Development Corp. Feel free to attend this meeting if you are interested in becoming more involved with any of our activities.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Sherry D. Lambeck is the president of the Stockdale Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber directors:
Sherry D. Lambeck, president
Jesse Vela, vice president
Betty Soto, secretary
Jennifer Dillingham, treasurer
Frank Bain Jr., director emeritus
Paul Darilek, Josh Heimann,
Wesley Hodge, Randall Lingo,
Gennie Rangel, Donna Skloss

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