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Shoppers’ Jubilee 2016

Special to the Courier

The 2016 holidays are here and Bandera merchants have a wonderful holiday season planned beginning with the Bandera Business Association's 36th annual Shoppers' Jubilee on Friday, Dec. 9.
At 4:30 pm, students with the Bandera High School Jazz Choir and Jazz Band, along with children from Noah's Ark Day Care Center, will entertain with holiday music on the Bandera Courthouse lawn. At 5:45 pm, Pastor Bob Morris of White Rock Christian Fellowship will narrate the Living Nativity, which features students from the Pipe Creek Christian School. Dave Kemp and Kemp Family Singers and Irma Gomez will provide a musical backdrop.
The annual Shoppers' Jubilee follows the courthouse kick-off with local shops offering extended hours, light refreshments and great sales. Additionally, the Bandera County Chamber of Commerce will present its first annual lighted night parade, beginning at 6:15 pm at the 11th Street Cowboy Bar with a terminus at Bandera Middle School.
Santa will drop in the General Store so kids can have their picture taken with the Jolly Old Elf. Throughout the evening, street entertainment includes Lee Haile & Family, BHS Choir and Band, Lee Harmon and Dave Kemp and Kemp Family Singers.
On Saturday, Dec. 5, the Cowboy Campfire Christmas begins at 5 pm at City Park, amid the festive holiday lights on the Banks of the Medina River. Cookies will be provided by the Bandera Lutheran Church, as well as hot chocolate and campfire coffee.
At 5:30 pm, storyteller Lee Haile spins his special tales and, along with wife Karen, offers Christmas musical favorites. The Almost Patsy Cline Trio picks up the musical mantle at 5:45 and at 6 pm, the Chosen Generation Radio presents "A Holy Night."
The Bandera Business Association has events planned throughout December. Consult tent cards around town or, for a complete schedule of Bandera happenings or visit www.banderacowboycapital.com and click on "Events."