Ride the Spirit Bus on Benkelman Holiday Light Tour
The public is invited to enjoy an evening of Christmas Spirit on Friday.
The Benkelman Spirit Bus will drive through Benkelman and nearby rural areas to take people on a Christmas Light tour.
If you would like to see the holiday lights, the bus will load on the north end of Chief Street near the courthouse at 6:30PM.
The Dundy County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Christmas Lighting Contest. No registration needed. Prizes: 1st Place: $75.00, 2nd Place: $50.00, and 3rd Place: $25.00.
The lighting contest judging will take place on the bus on Friday night.
If you live outside Benkelman call the Benkelman Post Newspaper office at 423-2337 to have your lights viewed and judged.
The annual Chamber Benkelman Christmas celebration will take place on Saturday.
The Randy Hudson Memorial Ping Pong Ball Blast will get the Benkelman Christmas celebration started at 10:00am .
Next up in the festivities is the annual gift drawing at 11am. The two age categories are youth (seventh through 12th grade) and adults.
Thousands of Santa Bucks are churned up in big plastic bags and randomly drawn for many gifts. Santa Bucks are earned by shopping at participating merchants. For every $5.00 purchase, a shopper earns one Santa Buck. Shoppers write their names on the back of the coupon and deposit it in a collection container at the businesses or at the Benkelman Post.
Following a break for lunch, it’s time for the Kids Christmas Movie at the Zorn Theatre. This year’s movie is Toy Story 4, it will start at 1:00pm. Santa Claus will be waiting in the lobby for the children as they exit the theatre after the movie.