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CLARENDON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

CALENDER OF EVENTS
For
December 2014

Dec 5th
Clarendon Merchant’s “Late Night Shopping”

   Dec 5th
Senior Citizens Christmas Party

Dec 6th
Saints’ Roost Museum Dinner/Dance 6:30 PM
Donley County Activity Center

Dec 12th
Chili Cook-off—At Crossties – Kearney Street   6:00 PM

Dec 18th
United Christian Breakfast 7:00 AM – Out by 8:00 AM

Dec 19th
Clarendon Merchant’s “Late Night Shopping”

Dec 24th
Christmas Eve

Dec 25th
MERRY CHRISTMAS – Chamber office closed

Dec 26th
Chamber Closed

Dec 31st
NEW YEAR’S EVE

HAVE A SAFE & HAPPY HOLIDAY!

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2014 CHILI CHALLENGE

Late night shopping will be underway on Friday, December 12th with the main attraction being the “Great Bowls of Fire” Chili Challenge sponsored by the Clarendon Chamber of Commerce.

Steve and Jesse will provide the musical entertainment for the Chili Challenge, which will be held inside Crossties from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. as businesses go up against one another for bragging rights and their chance at a traveling trophy.

Monday, December 8th is the entry deadline for chili teams. The cost is $25 per team. The winners will be selected on a “people’s choice” basis and admission is $5 per person. All proceeds from the challenge will go to the Clarendon Chamber of Commerce. The winners will be announced at 7:30 p.m.

Challenge details and entry forms are available at the Chamber of Commerce office located in the Visitors Center.

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Saints’ Roost Museum is Now Open

Tuesday thru Saturday 10:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m.

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SAINTS’ ROOST MUSEUM

Housed in the 1910 Adair Hospital building, the Saints’ Roost Museum preserves the heritage of Donley County and the Texas Panhandle. Exhibits focus on local culture, including Native American artifacts and pioneer life with a special emphasis on the legendary Col. Charles Goodnight. MUSEUM GIFT SHOP Books, collectibles, and limited edition prints and postcards are available. ANNUAL EVENTS The Members Appreciation Dinner – Second Friday in June Col. Charles Goodnight Chuckwagon Cookoff – Fourth Saturday in September Museum Christmas Party – First Saturday in December

MEMBERSHIP Membership includes the Members-only free Barbecue each June, the Members-only dinner with the chuckwagon cooks each September, and a subscription to the annual newsletter. Dues are $25 and can be mailed to the Museum at the address below. map

610 E. Harrington St. PO Box 781 • Clarendon, TX 79226 806-874-2746

www.SaintsRoostMuseum.com

Email:  contact@saintsroostmuseum.com

What does “Saints’ Roost” mean?

When Clarendon was settled by Methodist colonists in 1878, alcohol and rowdiness were forbidden. Area cowboys, more accustomed to the Wild West, referred to the colony as where the saints roosted or more simply as “Saints’ Roost”.