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Chamber announces parade and storefront winners

Monday, December 20, 2021 - The Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce held their last meeting of 2021 on Wednesday, December 15 at the First United Methodist Church in Sallisaw.

Josh Rogers and Dale Bates provided musical entertainment with a variety of Christmas songs, and Cazadores Mexican restaurant prepared and served lunch for all members.

Rhonda Nicholson, chamber president, discussed the 2021 Christmas parade and said, "This year the Sallisaw parade had over 50 entries, making it possibly the town's largest parade yet."

The winners of the parade were announced by category.


1st place-Peters Agency

2nd place-Perfectly Posh

3rd place-Jumpin Jax In-home Childcare


1st place-ICTC

2nd place-Carl Albert

3rd place-Diamond Tribe Softball


1st place-Celebrate Recovery

2nd place-American Legion Auxiliary

3rd place-Animal Advocates

There were 11 entries in the Storefront Decorating Contest. The winners include:

1st place-Bear’s Cub House

2nd place-The Baker Building

3rd place-Ivy Threads Floral Boutique

The chamber ambassador team announced the first quarter theme for 2022, which will begin on January 1 and end on March 31. The theme states, "One kind word can warm three winter months."

In other announcements, Nicholson said, "We are working on dates for the annual chamber banquet and right now it is looking like it will occur sometime in February. There is a possibility that could change depending on COVID and how things evolve with the pandemic. "

The Chamber also recognized and welcomed four new chamber board members for 2022. Board members include the following:

Beth Mayo-Sequoyah County Times

Tami Martin-Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Home

Nikki Garrett-Sequoyah County Boys and Girls Club

Marley Abell-Firstar Bank

Lindsie Dyer, Staff Writer

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