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This year’s theme for the annual Tama-Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce Grand Lighted Parade is “Lighting the Way for Santa’s Sleigh!” Cassie Sokol, Chamber coordinator, has announced. The parade will be Saturday night, Nov. 29, and gets underway from the South Tama Middle school in Toledo at 7:30 p.m. The parade route is South Green Street to East High and west to the Courthouse Square. That’s where a special Grand Courthouse Lighting Display will be unveiled at 8:15 p.m. Those events cap the T ‘N T Holiday Explosion events which get underway on Friday night, Nov.. 28, with A Taste of Christmas at the Reinig-Toledo Civic Center where area cooks will share their favorite or traditional holiday treats and you can sample them. They will show off their cooking and baking skills from 5-7 p.m. There is a charge to take part in the sampling. With the treats being judged, the winners will receive Chamber Bucks awards. Get more information from the Chamber Office - 641-484-6661 or email the Chamber: Breakfast, Photos With Santa in Tama Kids and adults can enjoy breakfast with Santa at the Tama Civic Center from 7-11 a.m. on Saturday morning. The jolly old gent will also hear Christmas wishes and pose for pictures. It’s Small Business Saturday sponsored by American Express with special incentives at local Chamber participating businesses. Next up, the free movie “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” will be shown at 1 p.m. at the Wieting Theatre compliments of Dupont Pioneer. A chance for kids to build gingerbread houses will be offered at the Toledo Public library from 3-5 p.m. Pre-registration at the library is recommended, but not required From 5-7 p.m. a chili supper hosted by Boy Scout Troop 391 will be held at the Toledo American Legion. Beginning 5:30 p.m. Mrs. Claus will be on hand to read for story hour at the Tama County Historical Society Museum Cabin.



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