Tuesday, December 10, 2013

TOP STORY >> Winter blast delays Christmas parades

Cabot, Jacksonville and Beebe postponed their Christmas parades last weekend because of the winter storm. Those parades will now be held this Saturday.

Sherwood officials also canceled their parade last Saturday and had hoped to have it last Sunday, but the city is no longer able to reschedule the event.

The Jacksonville Boys and Girls Club’s 56th annual Christmas parade will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday on West Main Street, weather permitting.

To participate, call Laura Walker at 501-982-4316.

The Beebe Christmas parade will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday on West Center Street.

Cabot’s parade, organized by Cabot City Beautiful, will now be at 3 p.m. Sunday on Hwy. 89. Charles Flynt, a Pearl Harbor survivor, will be the grand marshal.

A news release from the group announcing the cancellation said,
“We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause any of our participants, our Cabot friends and spectators, but we hope that you will understand these circumstances and that we are acting on the side of caution.”

Rain led Cabot to cancel last year’s Christmas parade.

Cabot’s annual Christmas celebration with a tree lighting ceremony, free food, Santa and activities was also rescheduled to 6 until 9 p.m. Friday in the courtyard behind city hall.

The Cabot Animal Shelter’s fundraiser photo shoot for pets to have pictures taken with Santa, which was planned for last Saturday, will now be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. this Saturday in the Cabot City Hall courtyard. The 5-by-7 photos are $10. Participants may also use their own cameras for $5.

Shann Nobles with Cabot Community Theatre canceled last weekend’s performances of “AChristmas Carol.” The play will be staged Friday through Sunday.

Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., and the show begins at 7:30. The Sunday matinee starts at 2 p.m. and does not include a meal. But concessions will be available.

Reservations are required and can be made online at www.cabotcommunitytheatre.com or by calling 501-941-2266. The theater is at 204 N. First St.

The Jacksonville High School Choir also rescheduled its 30th annual Yuletide Madrigal Dinner for 6:45 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church on West Main Street.

Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Monday, and the pre-show concert will begin at 6:15.

Admission is $17, and seating is limited.

See Director Chris Cross or any choir student to make a reservation. For tickets, call 501-539-0330, e-mail jhschoir@ hotmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/jhsvocalmusic