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Hawkins Chamber of Commerce

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Progress reports on various elements of the 2010 Hawkins Oil Festival dominated discussion at the Monday, October 13 meeting of The Greater Hawkins Area Chamber of Commerce. President Larry Huston reported 31 vendor contracts have been received for the event scheduled for Saturday, October 19.
The annual Oil Festival parade, long a favorite of children, which will carry a "Nursery Rhyme" theme for the 2010 edition, will not disappoint this year if the planners' dreams come true. Vic Niebrugge, who is heading up the parade said entries are trailing in slowly for the long-time tradition of the event, But, he expressed confidence the pace of parade entries will intensify in the next two-to-three weeks.
Six party jumpers have been contracted for this year's event along with two other popular features for the older kids-the rock wall and a mechanical bull. Several hours of entertainment have been contracted for the pavillion. Entries for the car show, like those for the parade are coming in slowly, but many, many contacts should result in a large number of entries by the show-date.
Routine business matters included a report that the organization received four membership renewals and one new membership since the last meeting. Huston said the lighted star on the derrick had apparently been vandalized, but is being repaired. Improvements have also been made to the chamber's web site.
Huston also reported Trinity Mother Francis Clinic will host an open house on Wednesday, September 22 to introduce Dr. Cargill to the Hawkins/Holly Lake community.