Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

December 1, 2013

Hubbard ready for the holidays

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — Hubbard’s 13th Annual Magnolias and Mistletoe Christmas Celebration is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7 with a day full of activities.

The Hubbard Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a breakfast at the fire Sstation on Magnolia Avenue from 7:30 a.m. to10 a.m. Roger Creech with his KHBR Live Remote Show will also be town for the festivities.

Shopping opportunities will be available all day in the various shops and stores as well as vendors in the Hubbard City Civic Center (formerly Weatherby Ford Building) and Hubbard’s Vendors Market. Norman’s Auction Company will hold a special auction at 1:00 p.m. All three sites are located in downtown Hubbard on Magnolia Avenue.  The Hubbard Antique Mall will also be open throughout the weekend.

A children’s Christmas program will take place at 10 a.m. at the fire station with the First Baptist Church’s “God’s Kids” production of “Christmas in Black and White.”

Members of the Hubbard First United Methodist Church will feature their “Sweets & More Shop” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church at 208 NW 2nd Street. Christmas candies, cookies, cakes, pies, breads, jams, jellies and other home made baked goods will be available for purchase, as well as holiday gift items along with “Desserts by the Slice” and sandwiches. At 2 p.m. members of the Methodist Chancel Choir will perform a special presentation of their Christmas Cantata, “Let the Whole World Sing.” The admission is free, but donations of canned goods for the Hubbard Food Pantry would be appreciated.

The downtown Christmas parade gets underway at 11 a.m. and this year’s theme is “Star of Wonder.”  All businesses and civic organizations are urged to have a float in the parade or participate. Horses, wagons, classic cars abd tractors are also welcome in the parade.  

At the conclusion of the parade, entries will be available for viewing at 201 NE 4th Street, the former site of Dub’s Pizza and Old Town Restaurant across from the Helicopter and Hubbard Antique Mall.

At the conclusion of the parade, the Community Christmas Tree will be dedicated at City Hall and Christmas carols will be sung by the Community Men’s Choir.  At the conclusion of the program, a cash jackpot drawing will be held, and winners must be present.

Santa will be in Hubbard for the Christmas parade and then will be at the Hubbard Civic Center from noon to 2:00 p.m. to visit with all the area boys and girls. Rebecca Woodall’s 6th Grade Choir will perform at 1 p.m. at the Civic Center.

The Ruth Fields Civic Club will be serving a fund-raising chili luncheon in the Fire Station Dining Room.

The Hubbard Garden Club invites everyone to visit the St. Albans Parish House from 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. for shopping and lunch at the corner of 5th Street and Maple Street adjacent to the Episcopal Church. Club members will have fresh handmade greenery wreaths, swags, centerpieces, and other items for sale.  Shoppers can also enjoy a soup and cornbread luncheon with dessert for $5.  

Historic Hubbard High School, which houses the Wilkes Memorial Library, Heritage Museum, Tris Speaker Sports Museum, and the Hubbard High School Sports Museum, will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. During this time, visitors will also be able to view the world class Berta Leon Hackney Antique Doll Exhibit. Visitors can also tour the Frances Savage Gremillion Genealogy Center. Many new items are on display in the various museums.

The Hubbard Community Affairs Association will close out the day with a soup and cornbread meal complete with musical entertainment.  It will be held in the Savage Room at Historic Hubbard High School from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person. The gospel group “Glorybound” will be performing along with Hubbard’s own country music star, Billy Roy Mitcham.

For more information on the day’s events, contact the Hubbard Chamber of Commerce Office at 254-576-2521 or visit www.hubbardcity.com.

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