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December 15, 2018
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Sweater collection

Sweater collection Members of the Camden Fairview Intermediate School’s Gifted and Talented students - along with their teacher, Phyllis Burger - pose with some of the clothes that were collected as a part of their Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive. The annual event is a tribute to TV personality Fred Rogers and his example of being a caring neighbor.

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Christmas lights at OCMC

Christmas lights at OCMC Kindergarten students from Camden Fairview Elementary School perform for their parents and attendees of the Ouachita County Medical Center’s 32nd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, dedicated this year in memory of Barbara Givens and Mary Bridges. The event was well attended including elected officials such as Camden Mayor-Elect Julian Lott and Ouachita County Judge Robert McAdoo. OCMC President Peggy Abbott was accompanied by children as she flipped the switch following the young performers. Attendees were treated to light snacks in the OCMC lobby as Santa Claus took pictures with some of the younger attendees.

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Christmas parade in downtown Camden

Christmas parade in downtown Camden The photos above and below show the participants of the 30th Annual Main Street Camden Christmas Parade. Awards have been announced by the Camden Area Chamber of Commerce, and awards will be given to: Knockin’ Your Stockings Off - B&M Painting; Clause to Celebrate – Ouachita County; Dreams of Sugar Plums – Ouachita County 4H ; Merry Old Soul Award – Longmeadow Nursing Home; Spectacular Sparkles – Buddy’s Wrecker Service; Away in a Manger – Greater St. Paul Baptist Church; Enchantment of Angels – Madilynn Green, Miss South Arkansas; Song of Angels – St. Louis Catholic Church; Santa’s Helper – EBWYC, Eric Gunter; ‘Tis the Season – Franklin Lawn Care; Christmas Spirit – Woodfield Trucking; Christmas on Wheels – Reynolds 4 Wheelers; Jingle Bells – Harmony Grove Band; The Prancer Award – CF Diamond Dancers; Santa’s Sleigh Award – The Shine Shop; Reindeer Games – Stephen Tyson Jr. Fishing; Santa Protectors – Frenchport Volunteer Fire Department.

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Reading Christmas stories

Reading Christmas stories Charlotte Young of the Camden Noon Lions Club, seated right, reads a Christmas book to a group of children at the Garden Oaks Shopping Center on Saturday. The group read stories, passed out snacks and promoted the Public Library of Camden and Ouachita County as part of its reading program.

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