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Webster County shows holiday cheer


The weather may have been a little frightful and wet, but that did not keep the holiday spirit from getting folks out to come and celebrate this past weekend.

Many cities in Webster County, including Marshfield, Rogersville, and Conway, celebrated the holidays with tree-lighting ceremonies and parades.

In Conway, on Dec. 1, they held their first-ever tree-lighting ceremony, which 125 people attended. The next day, the Conway Lions Club hosted the parade in the afternoon.

That Saturday night was jam-packed with all sorts of holiday cheer. In Diggins, the village held a quaint “Old Fashioned Christmas in the Park,” for its citizens.

Marshfield and Rogersville held parades with marching bands, lights, and floats. After the parade in Rogersville, a tree-lighting ceremony was held to close out the night.

“While the weather was less than ideal for our Christmas Celebration on Saturday,” said Rachel Andrews, Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce Coordinator. “Our community still showed up! We had a great time enjoying the festivities! We are so thankful to everyone who came out to support our Chamber members and our community.”

The festivities are just getting underway, as the cities of Strafford and Niangua will be holding their own Christmas parades this weekend. Niangua’s will start at 11 a.m. at the school at 393 N Pine St. For details, contact the City of Niangua at 417-473-6449.

Strafford’s Parade will take place downtown and celebrate its 13th parade starting at 5 p.m., its theme is Light Up Strafford. After the parade, there will be a tree lighting. For details, call Grand Marshall John Berry at 417-844-0555.

See more parade photos on the Marshfield Mail Facebook page.


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