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      11-30-06  
   

Christmas on the River postponed; now set for Dec. 8 at Parkville

The snow and ice that hit portions of the KC Metro area frightened organizers of the Parkville Christmas on the River celebration into postponing the event by one week. Originally set for Friday, Dec. 1, the extravaganza now will take place on Friday, Dec. 8.

The annual celebration is set to run from 6-10 p.m. in historic downtown Parkville.

The event will be hosted by Bill Grigsby with Santa Claus serving as a special guest. At 7 p.m. a 1,000 voice choir will perform. Fireworks begin at 8 p.m.

There will be a free shuttle service from Park Hill South and Park University.

Parents and kids – get out of the cold! After the singing and the other activities are over at Christmas on the River this Friday night walk over to The Olde Mill in English Landing Center. There will be free snacks and free activities for kids, including free dancing lessons by Heidi’s Dance Center.

This activity is possible because of these generous people:

The Olde Mill. The Doughty family is providing the hall at no cost. Platte Valley Bank, picking up the bill for the snacks, and offering face-painting. Parkville Nature Sanctuary, with another nature presentation, maybe something like last year's “Guess My Bones.” The SPCAA with a basketball goal. The Parkville Chamber of Commerce with a game. The Parkville Presbyterian Church (last year they put together relief packages for Hurricane Katrina victims). Gymboree with some of the activities they’re known for in their English Landing Center facility. Living Water Christian Church with some fun kid stuff. The Southern Platte County Community Center with Funky Fotos again. And possibly a booth from H.M.S. Beagle. Heidi’s Dance Center, which will have activities that are fun for the kids to do, fun for the parents to watch.

The cash bar at The Olde Mill will be open, and hot chocolate will be available along with other beverages.

Questions? Call Barbara Lance, 741-7676, or after hours at home, 741-4345.