The chamber, in partnership with Bend Broadband will be raffling off two Gold Buckle Seat tickets good for Dec. 8, 2013, in Las Vegas. They will only be selling 100 tickets at $20 each with the drawing to be held on Nov. 21, at 6 p.m., at the Grimes Christmas Display Chamber After Hours. All money raised will be used to light the tree at the 'Y' in Prineville.

"The Chamber has been asked to do whatever we can do to get that particular tree lit, so travelers and families coming for the holidays can enter our city with a beautiful Christmas tree welcoming them" said Holli Van Wert, Executive Director for the Prineville-Crook County Chamber of Commerce. "The NFR tickets were just good timing, but all 100 tickets need to be sold in order to pay for the LED lights."

Raffle tickets can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce office. Travel and accommodations are not included.

To purchase tickets, please contact Kandice at 541-447-6304 or come to the Chamber Office at 785 N.W. Third St., in Prineville

The Crook County Kids Club will be holding it’s Annual Thanksgiving “Giving Back and Saying Thanks” Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 21, at Crook County High School in the commons. The school is located on Lynn Boulevard. They will be serving traditional Thanksgiving dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The Boys Basketball Blue/Gold Scrimmage will be held on Friday, Nov. 22. Dinner starts at 6 p.m., with basketball starting at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person at the door and includes dinner. Come out and watch our junior Cowboys fifth grade team, CCMS sixth, seventh, and eighth grade boys, and the CCHS freshman, JV and varsity boys! Tickets for Civil War game will be raffled off. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20.

Ray’s Food Place has partnered with Gold’n Plump’ deli fresh rotisserie chicken to raise funds for your local schools. Dinner for you and $$$ (Dollars) for your School program is easy to participate in. Purchase specially marked packages of rotisserie chicken between now and Dec. 15, look inside the package sleeve for the code, enter the code on, and donate 20 cents to your school of choice.

Amerititle, located at 150 N.E. Court St., is accepting canned, non-perishable food for their Annual Civil War Food Drive. They have pledged to match your donations can for can and have set a goal to meet or beat 1,000 pounds of food to support our local families through St. Vincent Food Bank. You can drop off your donations in either the Oregon State Beaver of Oregon Duck’s “field goal” from now through Nov. 29.

Crooked River Elementary School will be having it’s Annual Cookies with Santa on Dec. 3, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event is free for everyone and sponsored by the Crooked River PTO. It will take place in the Crooked River gymnasium and is your chance to tell Santa what’s on your wish list and get a free cookie. Erin Miller will be taking pictures with Santa. This is also a bazaar, if you are interested in a table to sell your gifts or hand-made crafts. For more information or to reserve a table, contact Victoria 541-420-2920.

The Prineville-Crook County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center is inviting everyone to decorate your vehicle, bicycle, horse or yourself, and join them for the Annual Lighted Christmas Parade on Nov. 30. New this year is the Christmas Tree Lighting that will take place just before the start of the parade. The Parade will begin on Third and Harwood streets, travelling to Fairview Street. Then the floats are invited to continue to the Fairgrounds and help kick off “Christmas in the Pines.”

And of course, we cannot forget Santa Claus. He will be at the school house at the Fairgrounds following the parade. Santa will be handing out gifts to the kids and parents are welcome to take photos. The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. For more information or for a parade application, please contact Kandice at 541-447-6304.

Our Town Christmas Giveaway. In an effort to keep shopping local and draw customers to local businesses, the Central Oregonian will be giving away $500 in spending scrip. We will also be giving away gift certificates to participating businesses. Customer entry forms will be available in the Central Oregonian on Dec. 3, 10, and 17. The more times you enter, the better your chance of winning. For more information, contact the Central Oregonian at 541-447-6205.

"What’s Brewing?" will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 7 to 8 a.m., at Meadow Lakes Restaurant. This week’s speaker will be Dr. Michael Knower, on Health Care USA: An Unaffordable Luxury. The community forum is free and open to the public, and breakfast is available for purchase.

The Music Fest food drive to be held at Bowman Museum on Saturday, Dec. 14, and organizers are looking for musicians to perform. They are seeking singers, choirs, small ensemble instrumentalists from local residents, schools, and churches to perform in half-hour time slots. If you would like to perform for this charity event, contact Chuck in the evenings at 541-416-0533.

Creative Foods, Inc. is a new business in Prineville. They are located at 3048 S.W. High Desert Drive, Suite L. The owners Yolanda and Ron Jahn have two main product lines at this time. The first, Bueno Coffee, is made from garbanzo beans for people who cannot drink caffeinated beverages. The second, Creative Cuisine Gluten Steaks, is made with wheat protein and oats as a protein source or for those who want to minimize eating meat. You can reach them at 541-788-3663 to learn more about their products.

Prineville Perk will not be held on Nov. 22 or Nov. 29, but will start back up on Dec. 6. For more information on Prineville Perk, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 541-447-6304.

Mike Hornback at State Farm Insurance is celebrating his one year business anniversary. The office is located at 399 N.W. Third St., and you can reach him at 541-447-5524.

Choices Recovery Services, LLC is celebrating their first year of business this month. They are located at 709 N.E. Third St., and can be reached at 541-362-5610.

Dick and Lynn McCann at R & L Maintenance are celebrating their second year in business, providing commercial janitorial to Crook County. You can reach them at 541-604-0391.

Action Auto Repair, Inc. has been servicing all makes, and all models, foreign and domestic, with automotive and collision repair for five years this month. They are located at 131 N.E. Fifth St., and can be reached by calling 541-604-5035.

The Ascent Christian Church is celebrating a fifth anniversary this month.

Ochoco Outdoor Power Equipment and Saw Shop, Inc. are celebrating a seventh business anniversary this month. They are located at 925 N.W. Madras Highway, and can be located at 541-447-5198. I also happen to know that owners, Rick and Donna Kriege became grandparents to a handsome little boy named Hensley this past weekend. Congratulations to the parents, Tyler and Hannah (Kriege) Bowling and your entire family.

Tracy Abraham started Abraham Photography 12 years ago and can provide you with memories of your family, seniors, weddings, and more. You can reach Tracey at 541-447-5458.

Pack, Ship, and More has been providing copies, office supplies, faxes, notary, and shipping for 19 years this month. They are located at the Ochoco Plaza and can be reached at 541-416-0228.

Prineville Body and Paint has been in business for 20 years this month. They are located at 2591 N.E. Third St., and you can reach owners Bob and Suzie Cox at 541-447-8994.

Evans and Bartlett CPAs, LLP, located at 180 N.W. Second St., is celebrating their 43rd business anniversary this month. You can reach them at 541-447-6565.

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