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As a warmup for the Clendenin Christmas Parade that was held on Saturday, December 9th, the Clendenin Homecoming Festival held a fun event at the Rec Center in Clendenin the night prior in which they had a Christmas decoration competition. The following morning, just hours before the parade, Breakfast with Santa was held at Momma Payne’s Restaurant.

Mayor Shana Clendenin invited County Commissioner Ben Salango to assist with the judging of the lights and decorations around town. Homes and businesses were judged, and trophies were awarded for first, second, and third place in each category.

While they were out judging, community members at the Rec Center were treated to cookies, hot chocolate, and horse-drawn carriage rides through a section of town. The weather cooperated. It was cool and crisp, but a very pleasant evening to be out and about celebrating the Christmas season.

Winners of the contest were as follows:


1st Place: Mike and Erica Kerns

2nd Place: Tommy and Sabrina Sanders

3rd Place: Aaron and Katie Ferrari


1st Place: Penny Pinchers

2nd Place: Momma Payne’s Restaurant

3rd Place: Ore’s Pharmacy

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