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Quincy’s Sparkle announces schedule

The 30th annual Sparkle celebration, an evening of fun, shopping and entertainment, comes to downtown Quincy Friday, Dec. 6.

The magic begins at 5 p.m. as merchants open their doors for some serious holiday shopping, and staging will begin at Dame Shirley Plaza for those participating in the third annual Reindog Parade!

At 5:30 p.m., the Plumas Christian School Choir will be performing on the Courthouse steps — don’t miss these talented young singers! Also at 5:30 p.m., Reindog Parade judging starts at Dame Shirley Plaza.

At 6 p.m., check out the Reindog Parade as they show off their Christmas best (and their owners!). They will make their way from Dame Shirley Plaza to the Courthouse steps with the Top Dog in each category receiving a trophy. For those participating in the traditional Light Parade, staging will begin at 6 p.m. at Plumas Motor Supply across from the CHP office on Main Street.

At 6:30 p.m., the highly anticipated Light Parade will make its way down Lawrence Street and back up Main Street. Kids keep your eyes open — Santa will be arriving at the Courthouse at approximately 7 p.m., so have your wish list ready!

Also happening at 7 p.m., the wonderful choreography of Rhythm & Grace Dance Studio will be sure to warm your hearts!

At 7:25 p.m., come to the courthouse to hear Johnny Walker and his famous harmonica, followed by the Christmas Tree Countdown at 7:29 p.m. At 7:30 p.m. sharp, the Christmas tree will light up for the season!

Stay close by though … immediately following the Christmas tree lighting some of the actors from “A Christmas Carol” will bring a sampling of the numbers performed in this year’s Christmas play at West End Theatre.

Our final performance for the evening takes place at 7:45 p.m. featuring Samantha Williams and Lance Barker, who will be topping off the Sparkle celebration with some beautiful Christmas duets.

Another magical night of old-fashioned, small town celebration, compliments of the Quincy Chamber of Commerce!

Vendors will need to complete a Vendor Booth Application form and return it to the Quincy Chamber of Commerce as soon as possible. It’s important to note, if you’re planning on selling any food or beverages you will need to contact the Health Department at 283-6355 as permits may be required. Vendor applications, Light Parade entry forms and Reindog Parade entry forms can be found online at www.quincychamber.com/Sparkle, inside Plumas Bank or The Toy Store, both in Quincy.

For information or entry forms, visit www.quincychamber.com/Sparkle, email us at [email protected] or give us a call at 394-0541.

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