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Osage City opens holiday season with annual Christmas on Market Street

KC Wolf helps chorus director, Dr. Clinton Johnson, direct the Osage City School Chorus, which gave an entertaining performance prior to the parade. Chamber photo.

The Osage City Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2022 Christmas on Market Street, the city’s annual Christmas season opener, was a success, with various activities entertaining participants throughout the day and evening of Nov. 12. Christmas on Market Street’s fun included a ping pong drop, food court, lighted parade, quarter bingo, craft show, retail poker, face painting, emergency services showcase, raffle drawing, chili feed, and retail store events.

Parade entries included the Boy Scouts, city police, county law enforcement, fire trucks, Osage County EMS, Twin Lakes Car Club, the KC Wolf,  and around eight floats and three golf carts decorated with lights, horses.

This year’s theme was “Songs Of Christmas.”

Santa poses for Christmas photos with some of his gleeful admirers.

Christmas on Market Parade winners


  • First place, Willing Workers 4-H Club, $125
  • Second place, Garretts Fireworks, $100
  • Third place, Blackston family, $75
  • Fourth place, A Place Called There Church, $50

Golf Carts/ATVs

  • First place, April Peet, $30
  • Second place, Osage City Public Library, $20
  • Third place, Chris Mullins-Washburn Tech, $10

Retail Poker Run, 63 Participants

  • First place, Shawn McKinney, $20
  • Second place, Sarah Weaver, $15
  • Third place, MacKenzie Curley, $10

Downtown Lighting Ceremony

Carter Burkdoll is ready to flip the switch to turn on Osage City’s downtown holiday lights.

Carter Burkdoll’s name was drawn at the Gingerbread House Making event to turn on the downtown lights prior to the parade.

Chili Cook-Off, 12 Entries

  • First place, Diane Rogala, $50 Chamber Bucks
  • Second place, Kim Thompson, $30 Chamber Bucks
  • Third place, Becky Brewer, $20 Chamber Bucks

Business Window Decorating

  • First place, Osage Hardware, $50
  • Second place, Osage County Senior Center, $40
  • Third place, ECKAN, $30

Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk

Lisa Bulante won the Best Costume/Sweater, and received a $10 Chamber Buck Certificate.

Adult, first overall, Jeff Lohmeyer (male); Amie Lohmeyer (female). They received Michelob coolers. Youth, first overall, Riley Jay (male); Emory Speece (female). They received Sparkling Ice Water. Both prizes were courtesy of Flint Hills Beverage.

All females
Place, Name

  1. Emory Speece
  2. Jaiton Bosse
  3. Lillan Lohmeyer
  4. Gracy Smith
  5. Sadie Shoemaker
  6. Dallas Meek
  7. Ellie Shoemaker
  8. Amelia Stark
  9. Kaiden Bosse
  10. Amie Lohmeyer
  11. Darcy Keeffe
  12. Jamie Theel
  13. Kaylee Theel
  14. Reece Wilcoxson
  15. Jenny Wilcoxson
  16. Leila Wilcoxson
  17. Kelli Orender
  18. Kim Bosworth
  19. Sarah Weaver
  20. Wrenna Weaver
  21. Carmen Burns
  22. Lisa Bulante
  23. Marcia Patterson
  24. Angie Criss

A runner arrives downtown on the route of the Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk.

All males

  1. Riley Jay
  2. Wyatt Orender
  3. Luke Orender
  4. Holden Vaughn
  5. Luke Kerns
  6. Noah Lohmeyer
  7. Dylan Theel
  8. Rowen Weaver
  9. Quenten Stark
  10. Levi Punches
  11. Kasen Keeffe
  12. Jeff Lohmeyer
  13. Chris Sanford
  14. Devyn Theel
  15. Emory Ryan
  16. Johnny

Female, 12 and under

  1. Amelia Stark
  2. Kaiden Bosse
  3. Kaylee Theel
  4. Reece Wilcoxson
  5. Leila Wilcoxson
  6. Wrenna Weaver

Male, 12 and under

  1. Rowen Weaver
  2. Kasen Keeffe
  3. Devyn Theel
  4. Emory Ryan

Female, 13-18

  1. Emory Speece
  2. Jaiton Bosse
  3. Lillian Lohmeyer
  4. Gracy Smith
  5. Sadie Shoemaker
  6. Dallas Meek
  7. Ellie Shoemaker

Male, 13-18

  1. Luke Orender
  2. Holden Vaughn
  3. Luke Kerns
  4. Noah Lohmeyer
  5. Dylan Theel
  6. Quenten Stark
  7. Levi Punches
  8. Chris Sanford
  9. Johnny

Female, 19-39

  1. Amie Lohmeyer
  2. Darcy Keeffe
  3. Jamie Theel
  4. Sarah Weaver

Male, 19-39

  1. Riley Jay
  2. Wyatt Orender

Female, 40-55

  1. Jenny Wilcoxson
  2. Kelli Orender
  3. Carmen Burns
  4. Lisa Bulante
  5. Marcia Patterson
  6. Angie Criss

Male, 40-55

  1. Jeff Lohmeyer

Female, 56 and up

  1. Kim Bosworth

Coloring contest; firetruck riders

The winners of the coloring contest to ride on the firetruck in the 2022 Christmas on Market parade were:

  • Kindergarten, Arden Nicholson
  • First grade, Daxtyn Meek
  • Second grade, Ariana Moon
  • Third grade, Tessa Keeffe
  • Fourth grade, Taylor Lickteig
  • Fifth grade, Jillian Fainter

Gingerbread house builders filled the American Legion with holiday fun and tasty treats.

Photos and information thanks to the Osage City Chamber of Commerce.

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