PAULS VALLEY, Okla., November 15, 2010 – Very few, if any, events promote Milk & Cookies as an Award, but on Monday, December 6 at 7pm, Pauls Valley will be doing just that. Though just thinking about those familiar names is enough to make mouths water, this central Oklahoma town is not referring to biting into a luscious Snickerdoodle or Macadamia Nut Chocolate Chip cookie. This time of year Milk & Cookies is about winning bragging rights as a winner of one of three Parade Float Categories in Pauls Valley’s Annual Christmas Parade of Lights.


The theme for this year’s family event is CELEBRATE THE MAGIC, and once again Pauls Valley proves why it is Not Your Ordinary Small Town as they bring the brick paved streets of historic downtown alive with the lights, colors, and sounds of this special season.


Joining the holiday hoopla will be Detroit Lions #1 Defensive Back and Pauls Valley Home town hero JT Rushing who returns to CELEBRATE THE MAGIC as Grand Marshall for the 2010 Christmas Parade of Lights.


There are three main float categories and the winner of each will receive very special recognition. The “Spectacular Sparkles” Award will go to the float with the most innovative display of lights and illumination; the “Milk & Cookies” Award is for the most outstanding entry featuring children; and “O Holy Lights” will be awarded to the entry that best illustrates a religious theme. The overall best parade entry will be the Mayor’s Choice designated by the “Knock Your Socks Off” Award.


Though colorful floats are the highlight of any Parade of Lights, group and individual entries are always welcome. Polish up those classic cars; load the kids into the farm pickup, or bring out Grandpa’s favorite tractor. It is even fun to put on warm clothes and walk the parade route with your best friends.


The 2010 Parade Committee also strongly encourages School Bands from around Garvin County to participate in the parade. One of these musical troupes will take home the “Jingle Bell Rockin’” Award.


The entry fee for the 2010 Pauls Valley Christmas Parade of Lights is ONE new toy for the Angel Tree project – a holiday gift that will warm the heart for some special families. If you are not going to join in the parade, make it a tradition to bring the entire family out and CELEBRATE THE MAGIC on Monday December 6 at 7pm where Christmas 2010 memories are just beginning.


For more information or an entry form, contact Tammie at 405/238-6491 or businessservices@paulsvalleychamber.

Contact: Tammie Godfrey   -   Pauls Valley Chamber of Commerce


Fax: 405/238-64912335