A “most magical” evening planned

Light parade, open house, candy contest and more on tap this Friday

By Sarah Pridgeon
The most magical season of them all has begun and Sundance will once again be offering the Christmas traditions this community knows and loves. The fun kicks off this Friday with the lighted parade to the theme of Magical Hometown Christmas.
While floats will begin to gather at 4:30 p.m., spectators will begin to see their lights travel down Main Street an hour later. Entries this year will be judged in three different categories: business/organization, most unique and best use of theme.
Before and after the parade, the Crook County Museum will be hosting its open house and annual holiday candy contest. Following the parade, head to the courthouse community feed for the Festival of the Trees and chili feed.
Vote for your favorite tree or wreath to win the People’s Choice Award and bid on your favorite for the silent auction. All proceeds will benefit the Crook County Library Foundation.
Chamber raffle
The much-anticipated yearly Holiday Hoopla Raffle drawings will take place over two weeks, beginning on December 7 at the Longhorn Saloon and ending on December 14, starting at 5:30 p.m. on both evenings.

(Jeff Moberg photo) A WYDOT plow painted by Rusty Speidel makes its way down Main Street during the 2017 light parade.
(Jeff Moberg photo) A WYDOT plow painted by Rusty Speidel makes its way down Main Street during the 2017 light parade.

Every tenth name drawn will receive a prize, while the first name drawn will receive $50 on December and $100 on December 14, both in Sundance Bucks. This year’s grand prizes, also in Sundance Bucks, will be $100, $300 and $1000.
You must be present to win a prize, except the three grand prizes, which will be awarded at half value for non-present winners. Tickets for the raffle are available at Sundance State Bank and Off the Grid Hardware.
December 10 will mark the final deadline for this year’s holiday decorating contest. Sign up by emailing sundance.chamber@gmail.com and decorate your storefront to celebrate Santa’s pending arrival and create a beautiful downtown for the community to enjoy. The winner will be announced at the second raffle drawing and will receive a half price 2019 chamber membership.