Chamber presents Christmas Parade of Lights

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

Pawhuska’s annual Christmas Parade, themed “A Classic Christmas,” takes place at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3 in downtown Pawhuska. In addition to an award ceremony for entries, the entire day is filled with activities appealing to all ages, according to Mark Helmer, parade chairman.

To honor long-time Pawhuska resident and business owner, Sally Carroll, the parade committee named her parade marshal. “Sally turned 100 on October 22. She owned Sally’s Sandwich Shop in Pawhuska since 1949, closing it in 2014 at the age of 98,” Helmer said.

Prize money will be awarded for non-profit category only: first — $300, second — $200, and third — $100. Entry forms for the parade can be found at pawhuskachamber,, 210 W. Main, or contact

After the Christmas Parade, the Constantine Theater will be showing “Prancer.” For more information call 918-287-1992. Earlier in the day, starting at 9 a.m., open houses, complete with treats and giveaways, will take place at Tallgrass Prairie Flowers and Prairie Pickins Boutique Mall.

In addition, the Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center is having a Craft Extravaganza from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The event offers free admission, and food is available. The children will enjoy visiting with Santa and having photos taken with him. For more info about the Extravaganza, call 918-287-5580.

“A special thank you goes out to Tri County Tech for being this year’s parade sponsor and for working with the Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce,” Helmer said.

For more information, call the Pawhuska Chamber at 918-287-1208 or email

The Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce is a member of Green Country Marketing Association.

— Jeanette Swindell, public relations consultant, Green Country Marketing Association