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November 10, 2013

Dickens on the Boulevard returns Nov. 22-23



Taking the stage for your entertainment are Heartland Home Educators Choir, Legacy Christian School Choir, Rehoboth Baptist Hand Bell Choir, A-Piedi Dance Company, and saxophonist Duane Nelson. 
Winners of the nightly Victorian costume contests will be announced on stage in the categories of Best Dressed Couple, Best Dressed Man and Woman, Best Dressed Young Man and Woman (ages 13 to 18), and Best Dressed Boy and Girl (under 12).
Local authors will once again meet and greet attendees at Boarding House Books. Some authors currently scheduled include Bill Wetterman, Charles Sasser, Pamela Wetterman, Linda Trout, Tammy Mullins, Carla Stewart, Mary Coley, Lorraine Holman, and Amy Conkling.
Dickens Dollars is making a popular return, with holiday shopping dollars being given to five lucky winners each night. Stop by any of the following locations now until Dickens on the Boulevard for a chance to win: The Cranberry Merchant, Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, Bike About Bicycles, Boarding House Books, Outwest Home Décor, Boomerang Diner, Ann & Barbara’s, Sailor Antiques, Vintique Charm, Gallery of the Arts, and Waterfront Frame & Art. Other locations are still being added. 
Downtown stores will remain open until 8 each evening.
New this year at Dickens on the Boulevard is old time photography courtesy of Creative Visual Arts. For a fee, families and friends can have their Victorian-themed style etched in history with a photograph matching the era.
Hunger won’t stop visitors from enjoying their time downtown. Joining Dickens on the Boulevard for another year is Dog Creek Outfitters with authentic chuck wagon barbecue. Boy Scouts will be selling hot dogs, and Claremore Main Street will have soda and water available for purchase to help fund the event. Boomerang Diner and Perry Dogs Café will also be open.
As always, Santa Claus will be parking his sleigh on Main Street for the weekend to take photos with the young and the young at heart for $4. 

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