Parade of Lights to shine Saturday

DECKING THE LIBRARY’S HALLS — Valerie Quist, Sandy Stobb and Peggi Peterson (not pictured) spent some time Monday on an important task: getting the library ready for a visit from Santa. Jolly Old St. Nick will be at the library for photos from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The holiday season starts twinkling in Tracy on Saturday.
The Tracy Chamber of Commerce is planning a host of special activities to coincide with the national “Shop Small” observance.
Kim Roggatz, Chamber manager, says Tracy merchants offer more than just merchandise and products.
“We’ve got that hometown service that people appreciate so much,” she says. “This is a chance for people to check out our stores first and see what they have to offer.”
The annual holiday bazaar at The Caboose, had in excess of 55 vendors as of Monday. This year’s bazaar begins at 9 a.m. and continues through 2 p.m.
Santa will be at the Tracy Public Library from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Free Santa photos will be available to all youngsters visiting St. Nick. Also at the library, the Tracy Kiwanis Club will offer free storybooks to the first 200 children who stop to see Santa.
The Tracy Lion’s Club will be serving its annual holiday soup supper from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Center. Several varieties will be cooked up.
Free Glow Sticks will be handed out to all youngsters for the fifth-annual downtown holiday lights parade beginning at 6 p.m. Parade units will assemble at 5:30 p.m. in The Caboose parking lot on Hwy. 14. The procession will move down Morgan, before turning on Fourth St. at the Tracy Publishing corner, and then moving on Rowland to Third St., to the Minnwest Bank corner before proceeding south. Most spectators will line Third St., between Rowland and South streets.
Moderate weather — with temperatures in the mid-30s — is forecast for Saturday.