Two area Christmas activities and parades will be held Dec. 6.
The Alton Culture Club will host their holiday activities in the Alton High School Gym. The past 40 winners of the Little Mr. and Miss Merry Christmas Pageant winners will be recognized as well as the past 40 past years of Culture Club Presidents.
This year's Little Mr. and Miss Merry Christmas winners will be crowned at 10 a.m.
The Alton Christmas Parade will begin at 11 a.m. with line-up at the high school.
The Thayer Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting their annual Christmas Parade Dec. 6. The theme for this year's parade is "All American Christmas." Line-up for the parade will be at the Thayer High School and will go down Chestnut Street. The parade is scheduled to start at 2 p.m.
All floats will be judged and cash prizes awarded, also there will be the crowning of Mr and Miss Merry Christmas for elementary and high school.
The flower girl is Samantha Hollibaugh, daughter of Kevin and Sarah Hollibaugh and the crown bearer is Jaxon Huckabee son of Stacey Huckabee and Chris Martz.
Candidates and where their boxes are located are:
* Kindergarten: Katie Wade, daughter of Richard and Kristi Wade and Zerek Langley, son of Rodney and Leah Langley, The South Missourian News.
* First Grade: Patience Carl, daughter of Chris and Nichole Carl and Justin Bailey, son of Travis and Kristen Bailey, Forschlers True Value.
* Second grade: Olivia Bailey, daughter of Rebecca Bailey and Dillon Poulette, son of Bevan and Crystal Poulette, Bank of Thayer.
* Third grade: Halie Wooldridge, daughter of Jeremy and Lisa Wooldridge and Garrett Young, son of Jody and Belinda Young, Thayer Decorating Center.
* Fourth grade: Hannah Heldstab, daughter of Gary and Amanda Heldstab and Zack Smith, son of Heidi Smith and Edwyn Smith, Forschlers True Value.
* Fifth grade: Mayce Willison, daughter of Shane and Traci Willison and Ayden Henry, son of Joe and Donna Henry, Bank of Thayer.
* Sixth grade Laken Hollis, daughter of Galen and Shelley Hollis and Tyler Rice, son of Joe and Kellie Rice, The South Missourian News.
High school candidates are:
* Seventh grade: Paige Sutherland, daughter of Kelly and Tonya Sutherland and Zack Steed, son of Kevin and Lana Steed, Bank of Thayer.
* Eighth grade: Samantha Huckabee, daughter of Matthew and Jennifer Huckabee and Stephen Freeman, son of Suzzanne Brewer, Forschlers True Value.
* Ninth grade: Julie Whitaker, daughter of Dale and Nikita Whitaker and Brandon Childers son of Leroy and Kim Childers, The South Missourian News.
* Tenth grade: Leslie Shaw, daughter of Elmer and Angela Shaw and Jake Tucker, son of Joe and Carrie Tucker, Thayer Decorating Center.
* Eleventh grade: Shelby Sutherland, daughter of Kelly and Tonya Sutherland and Garrett Brewer, son of Daniel and Sharon Brewer, Forschlers True Value.
* Twelfth grade: Erin Martin, daughter of Todd and Dilila Martin and Gaston Orahood, son of Herb and Melodi Orahood, Bank of Thayer.
Thayer Chamber of Commerce President Faith Holt said anyone interested in participating in the parade or needs more information about the parade can call the chamber office at 264-7324.
The Thayer Christmas Lighting Contest will be held the evening of Dec. 18. Entries need to be received by Dec. 12. To enter the contest call the chamber office. Cash prizes will be given in the amount of first place, $75; second place $50; and third place $25.