Chamber to sponsor holiday events

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

The holidays are right around the corner! Before we know it, they will be here. The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce with the help of local merchants has been planning a few holiday events.

The events listed are for the entire Choctaw County community plus more to enjoy and to help promote Chamber members.

The first Chamber sponsored event will be the Chamber of Commerce Annual Reception on Thursday, October 25 at 6 p.m. at the Community Center in Ackerman. The Choctaw County Economic Development Foundation is celebrating 25 years of service to Choctaw County. Tickets will be available after October 1 for $10 for Chamber members and $12 for non-Chamber members.

Chamber of Commerce members are asked to contact the office if they would like to decorate a table and/or provide materials about your business to put in a gift bag for attendees.

Only a few days after the Annual Reception will be Halloween. The Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Spooktacular Parade and Trunk- or-Treat on Tuesday, October 30. Last year’s participation was amazing and the Chamber would love to have a great turnout this year as well.

The Parade will begin at 6 p.m. at the walking track pavilion in Ackerman where children will parade around a portion of the track. Immediately following the parade will be a Trunk-or-Treat in the parking lot near Main Street.

If any individual, business, organization or church is interested in setting up a trunk please contact the Chamber of Commerce for a registration form. Deadline is October 19.

Next on the calendar will be the annual Christmas Open House on Thursday, November 8. This event is sponsored by the Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce. Hours of Christmas Open House will be set by each participating Chamber business.

If you are a Chamber of Commerce member and would like to participate please contact the office.

More details will be announced soon.

“These Holiday events are planned for the citizens of Choctaw County and the Chamber encourages each of you to come out and enjoy these festivities,” says Donna McKay, Administrative Assistant for the Chamber.

If you are not a member of the Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce and would like to join or receive more information please contact the Chamber office.

For more information about any of these events or about the Chamber of Commerce please call 662-285-3778.