Willing Workers add old-fashioned Christmas glow to Osage City’s downtown celebration

Osage City was lighted with old-fashioned Christmas cheer Saturday during the annual Christmas on Market celebration that concluded with a nighttime Christmas parade and the lighting of the downtowns decorations. Savannah Cross had the honor of flipping the switch that turns on the downtown lights, with the assistance of Willie Atchison and Santa Claus.

Parade entries that were judged to best fit the celebration’s theme of Old Fashion Christmas on Market were Willing Workers 4-H Club, first place; Osage Nursing Center, second; Newman Regional Health Clinic Osage City, third; Rowe Machine Shop horse and carriage, fourth; Osage City’s high school and middle school bands tied for fifth.


Willing Workers 4-H Club decorated the first-place float in the Old Fashion Christmas on Market parade.


Osage Nursing Center had the second place parade entry.


Newman Regional Health Clinic Osage City was judged as third-place float.


Rowe Machine Shop horse and carriage, fourth place.


Osage City Middle School band tied with the high school band for fifth place.


Osage City Boy Scout Troop 106 served as color guard, leading the nighttime parade.


Riding with Santa on a horse-drawn wagon were the delighted winners of Osage City Elementary School’s Christmas card drawing contest.

Winners of the window decorating contest were: Gibson’s Truecare Pharmacy, 521 Market St., first place; Ramblin’ Rose, 635 Market St., second; Theel Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, 426 Market St., third.

Before and after the parade, downtown visitors enjoyed chili from the chili cook-off, which had about a dozen entries. Deemed by a panel of judges to be the best chili cooks in Osage City were: Gail Lohmeyer, first place; Gaylenne Croucher, second; Wilma Carlson, third.

Osage City’s retail stores hosted a downtown poker shopping game and were visited by more than 30 poker players. At check-in, those with the best five-card stud poker hand were: Darlene Dorr, first place; Stephanie Kelley, second; Jodi Stark, third. Winnings were paid in Chamber Bucks.

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