Big event is Saturday, Nov. 18
The Douglass community celebrated Frontiers Day for many years, honoring the town’s pioneer spirit and legacy. The residents continue the tradition in Frontier Christmas, a combination of the historic Frontiers Day and Christmas Around the Town, which was a separate holiday event.
Frontier Christmas will be celebrated on Saturday, Nov. 18, with a record number of vendors at the Arts, Crafts and Gifts Fair at three locations; the Douglass Community Building downtown, the Douglass Public Library downtown, and the Douglass High School commons area.
“The community continues to amaze with its ability to continue to support this annual tradition,” said KaLyn Nethercot, longtime event participant. Nethercot added that this year’s Frontier Christmas Raffle features more than $800 in cash prizes.
The Hobo Happenings Car Show, an anchor of the event, is held downtown throughout the day. Other traditionally happenings include the breakfast at the Douglass Senior Center from 7 to 9:30 a.m. (Don’t miss the quilt raffle drawing.); and the Chicken Noodle Dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church.
This will be the second year for the DHS Booster Club Chili Feed from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the community building, with entertainment from the Douglass Recreation Gymnastic Program. Free will donation for chili and dessert. Proceeds benefit DHS activities and athletics.
Children will be leading the Sunset Parade and the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held immediately following the parade. This year’s Parade Grand Marshal will be Francis Renfro, Director of the Douglass Historical Museum. A visit from Santa is expected.