Chris and Carrie-Lampes

Chris Lampe of Lampe True Value presents his annual $500 fireworks donation to Chamber Director Carrie Weaver.

This year’s Lighted Christmas Parade and Fireworks is set for Saturday, Nov. 24 at 6:15 p.m.

Lampe True Value and Rental has been sponsoring the Christmas Open House fireworks display since 2004.  Free cookies and hot chocolate draw a large crowd in front of the store each year the weekend of Thanksgiving.  Last year Chris and his wife Kathie gave away 22 dozen cookies and 350 cups of hot chocolate, running out shortly after the parade started.  Lampe said he will be getting extra cookies and hot chocolate this year.

“This is an awesome community event that is enjoyed by so many.  People love the fireworks, lighted parade, and delicious firemen’s chili dinner.  Kathie and I are happy to be a small part of the celebration.  It’s a fun evening for us.”

 Lampe True Value and Rental stays open until 7:30 p.m. the evening of the event to accommodate those who want to do a little shopping or just stay warm and dry if the weather isn’t cooperating.