One Enchanted Evening is Thursday
Businesses in Old Town Clovis are decorating for the holidays in preparation for One Enchanted Evening, an annual event that draws thousands to enjoy an old-fashioned holiday open house.
This year the free celebration will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19.
The event hosted by Business Organization of Old Town (B.O.O.T.) will feature complimentary horse-drawn carriage rides through decorated and lit-up streets.
Groups of carolers, and yes, even Santa Claus, will be on hand to greet children.
Deadline for Electric Christmas Parade entries is Friday
Applications for Clovis Children’s Electric Christmas Parade are available online at www.otckiwanis.org. The deadline to enter is Friday, Nov. 20.
The parade, hosted by Kiwanis Club of Old Town Clovis, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 in Old Town Clovis. Individuals and nonprofits can enter for $25, while commercials entries are $100. Details: (559) 575-4311.
Donations needed to decorate veterans’ graves with wreaths
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3225 in Clovis will place wreaths at the resting places of fallen heroes in Clovis Memorial Cemetery, Academy Cemetery and Red Bank Cemetery as part of 2015 Wreaths Across America.
This is the first year Academy and Red Bank cemeteries will be included in the national program that honors veterans during the holidays. Ceremonies begin at 8 a.m. Dec. 12 in each Clovis cemetery and wreath placing begins at 9 a.m.
Sponsors and donations are needed to purchase wreaths for each veteran’s grave, said VFW officials.
Each wreath costs $15. Donations may be sent to VFW Post 3225, P.O. Box 1852, Clovis CA 93613. Contact Post Cmdr. August Flash at 999-1948 for details.