Eagle Point’s Christmas Around Town, sponsored by the Eagle Point Community Association, kicks off this Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. with the lighting of the Christmas tree at Bob Moore Park, downtown on Main St.
Members of Garey Walruff’s family will officially light the tree. Mr. Walruff was a big supporter of the Christmas program and of the Memory Light program. He died suddenly and most unexpectedly this summer. He was a member of the Eagle Point City Council.
Another tradition at the tree lighting ceremony is the reading of names for whom donations to the Memory Lights was made.
Santa will arrive on a Fire District No. 3 truck to lead the children’s parade to the Ashpole Center where he will listen to the wants of all the children. There will be candy and stuffed animals for the children. Photos can be taken with Santa for $1 or bring your own camera and take a picture.
The Eagle Point Lion’s Club will have chili and elephant ears for sale from 5 p.m. on.
The live Nativity, originally scheduled for Dec. 15, has been cancelled his year.
The deadline for participating in the Eagle Point residential and business lighting/decorating contest is Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 5 p.m. Entry forms are at city hall and at the Upper Rogue Independent in Ray’s Shopping Center, Linn and Hwy. 62. Entries within three miles of the Eagle Point City Hall are eligible for the contest. Judging is based on:
- Motion- 10%
- Creativity- 15%
- Lighting- 15%
- Difficulty- 20%
- Theme 30%
Prizes are: 1st- $100, 2nd- $75, 3rd- $50 and 4th- $25 for residential. Business prize- 1st place- $100
Judging is on Saturday, Dec. 8.
Winners will be announced in the Upper Rogue Independent.
Drop the entry at the Eagle Point City Hall. For more information, call Bunny at 944-2446.