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See Santa, sample simmering chili, shop

Kiowa's Christmas in the Heartland Sunday afternoon


December 1, 2021

The Thanksgiving turkey has been gobbled up. Temperatures are freezing overnight. It's almost time for football bowl games. Now it's time for jingle bells, Christmas candy and carols, shopping for gifts and celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.

The Kiowa Chamber of Commerce invites you to their annual Christmas in the Heartland event this Sunday, Dec. 5. Starting at 1:30 p.m., go downtown and you'll find Christmas cheer in the downtown stores and at the community building where local vendors will have unique items for you to peruse and purchase as gifts. The Kiowa Historical Society will have a bake sale in the community building.

All of you who like to make chili, and think yours is pretty good, are encouraged to enter the chili cookoff. Bring your pot of chili in to the community building at 1:30 p.m. Randy Robbins is in charge of the chili cookoff for the chamber. Judging begins at 2 p.m. Members of the public are the judges. For $5 you can taste everyone's chili and then have a bowl of your favorite. To vote, you drop a bean in the jar in front of your favorite chili pot.

Everyone is invited to a free showing of the movie “Elf”at the Chief Theater at 3 p.m. Right after the movie, children need to bring their Christmas list to see Santa and get their picture with him at the Chief Theater. Bring your own camera.

Bundle up for the Lighted Christmas Parade that starts at 5:30 p.m.


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