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Cherokee Chamber 'Scrooge Contest' announced

Friday, November 16, 2012

The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce a new twist to this year's Lighted Christmas Parade, scheduled for Thursday, December 6. The parade will be led by Scrooge -- but not just any scrooge -- Cherokee's very own celebrity scrooge.

Mike Hunter
Steve Ebert
Five Chamber members have been nominated as scrooge contenders, but the public will have the final say as to which of these community members will have the honor of being Grand Marshal during the Lighted Christmas Parade.

Scrooge nominees include: Mike Hunter of Cherokee State Bank; Steve Ebert of Wilson's TV & Appliance; Gary McCormick of Hy-Vee Drugstore; Jim Nelson of Bomgaars; and Dr. Cassidy Rider of Applewhite Dental Partners.

These five nominees are on a mission to raise money for the food pantry at the Mid-Sioux Opportunity Center. "That is where the public gets involved," shared Julie Hering Kent, Executive Director of the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce. "Each contestant will have collection cans set up at their business. People are invited to cast their vote for Scrooge by dropping their loose change or monetary donation in the can for their favorite scrooge."

The contestant who raises the most money will dress the part of scrooge in the Lighted Christmas Parade on December 6. The parade is scheduled to begin at 6 PM through downtown Cherokee.

Cassidy Ryder
Gary McCormick
Jim Nelson
The public can show their support for their favorite scrooge through Wednesday, December 5.

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