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Chamber planning for festive season

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Christmas Parade was on the agenda for the Nov. 4 Thayer Chamber of Commerce meeting at Country Cottage.

The parade is scheduled for Dec. 5. According to Chamber President Dr. Scott Ream, the chamber is still looking for someone to direct the parade. Several chamber members said they would keep looking for a director.

The chamber agreed the prize money for the floats should be the same as last year with $75 going to first place, $50 going to second place and $25 going to third place.

Caroline Sutherland said everything is taken care of for the Holiday House Tour in Mammoth Spring and Thayer. The tour will be Dec. 6 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are one town for $6 and both towns for $10. At the end of the tour, visitors can stop by the Old Episcopal Church in Mammoth Spring for refreshments.

A deer stand giveaway was scheduled for Nov. 7. Those who wanted a chance to win the deer stand could purchase raffle tickets at area businesses. The winner was announced on K-Kountry 95 at 10 a.m.

Dr. Ernie Mainprize, who updates the chamber's Web site, attended the meeting. He said he is putting the finishing touches on the Web site and has purchased the domain name -- www.thayerchamber.org. The chamber agreed to pay Mainprize for the year for maintaining the Web site and purchasing the domain.

Sutherland had some news to report from the Caboose. She said next season, the Caboose will need more T-shirts to sell to visitors promoting Thayer's 125th anniversary. She presented new ideas for logos and told the chamber how much the T-shirts would cost from Two River Tee.

Sutherland also reported that as of Nov. 3, the Caboose had a total of 5,601 visitors for the year. She said she is hoping that total will be up next year with the installation of a new sign directing visitors to the information center. "People still have had a (hard) time getting to the Caboose," Sutherland said.

The next Thayer Chamber of Commerce meeting is scheduled for Dec. 2 at noon. The location of the meeting has yet to be announced

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