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St. Andrew’s members clean up and decorate downtown for Christmas

St. Andrew’s members clean up and decorate downtown for Christmas
December 03
08:35 2019

Members of Breckenridge’s St. Andrew’s Anglican Church worked Sunday afternoon to clean up two downtown blocks and put up some Christmas decorations in preparation for the holiday season.

Barbara Thornton and Paula Anderson help clean up the sidewalks in downtown Breckenridge on Sunday, Dec. 1. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

About a dozen church members cleaned the sidewalks and gutters, picking up leaves, dirt and trash in the 100 and 200 blocks of West Walker Street. They also put up some garland and red bows on the street lamps.

“We just wanted to help clean up the streets and get everybody in the Christmas spirit,” said Barbara Thornton. The Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce will be doing the same type of work in the 100 block of East Walker Street, she said.

On Monday, the Stephens County Commissioners Court, along with the Walker Sayle Unit and the courthouse’s building and grounds team, installed a variety of holiday decorations around the courthouse.

The Chamber will host the community’s annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 14, in downtown Breckenridge. The deadline to sign up to have a float in the parade is Friday, Dec. 6. This year’s theme will be “Another Charlie Brown Christmas.” For more information, visit the Chamber at 100 E. Elm St. or call 254-559-2301.

Following the parade, the National Theatre of Breckenridge will present a concert by The Flying J Wranglers from Alto, New Mexico. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for students. Advanced purchase tickets are available at the Chamber of Commerce, 100 E. Elm St.

On Sunday, Dec. 8, the Breckenridge Fine Arts Center will present its fifth annual Tour of Homes from 2 to 6 p.m. Tickets cost $15 and are on sale at the BFAC, 207 N. Breckenridge Ave.; First National Bank, 101 E. Walker St.; Interbank, 301 W. Walker St.; and the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce, 100 E. Elm St.  For more information, click here to read the Breckenridge Texan article.

To keep up with local activities, check the Breckenridge Texan website,, regularly and click on the Calendar of Events link on the right side of the screen, if you’re reading on a desktop computer, or below each story, if you’re reading on a smart phone.

Teeny Pearce, a St. Andrew’s Church member, sweeps the sidewalk in downtown Breckenridge on Sunday, Dec. 1. She joined about a dozen church members who helped cleanup the downtown area and put up some Christmas decorations. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Story by Carla McKeown/Breckenridge Texan

Cutline, top photo: Sally Satterwhite, Lisa Pitzer and Mike Thornton put up garland and bows on the street lamps in downtown Breckenridge on Sunday, Dec. 1. They and other members of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church helped clean up the streets and sidewalks and put up some decorations for the holidays. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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