10 Annual Miracles Parade 2014

LUBBOCK, TX (PRESS RELEASE) — The 10th Annual Miracles Christmas Parade is set for 6:00 pm Saturday, December 13, 2014, down historic 34th Street in Lubbock. The theme for this year’s lighted, free parade is “Bright Lights – Christmas Delights” and preparations for the lighted Christmas tradition are in full swing by parade officials. The parade benefits the local Toys For Tots Campaign.

The parade, which started in 2005, experienced its first ever cancellation last December due to icy weather conditions and travel advisories creating a public safety concern.  The last minute cancellation in 2013 disappointed thousands who are now more excited for this year’s parade.  Parade officials are expecting a record crowd of more than 30,000 spectators next month.  Annually the attendance has averaged more than 25,000 visitors lining 34th Street to see lighted floats, marching bands, antique tractors, motorcycles, vintage cars, fire trucks, Santa Claus, and more.

Lubbock’s Miracles Christmas Parade is the primary source for new toys being donated to the United States Marines and their “Toys For Tots” campaign each year.  This year, a special invitation to attend the free family-friendly Christmas parade is being extended to area residents who might be Christmas shopping in Lubbock that weekend and could attend and bring new unwrapped toys to the United States Marines who will collect new toys down the parade route.  The 2014 goal is 3,000 new toys.

The parade takes a new direction in 2014, starting at 34th and Ave Q. and moving west to Indiana Avenue. This change comes as a result of ongoing construction with the 34th Street renovation project. The 90-minute parade features Santa Claus, whose float comes right behind the U.S. Marines vehicles and personnel who walk the street collecting toys from parade watchers. This Lubbock tradition is always a fun event for families who enjoy “tail gating”, snacks, and hot chocolate while watching.

“We have always had several thousand people from the area towns and counties attend this parade,” said Andy Turner, President of Peoples Bank at 34th & Memphis Avenue and the parade coordinator. “We want them to know how important they are to this parade’s success and our hope of gathering needed toys for the Marines for children who need a toy for Christmas. This parade and cookouts and hot chocolate is all fun, but it has a serious purpose,” Turner said.

“We would like to have lighted floats or units entered from area towns and many organizations throughout this area,” said Spike Wideman, Publicity Director for the 34th Street Miracles Christmas Parade.

“We’ve had lighted antique tractors from the South Plains Antique Tractor Association in the past and they report they are coming back again this year with even more tractors,” Wideman continued.

Area businesses, Chambers, Lions Clubs, marching bands, service clubs, pep squads and other groups are invited to be in the parade and represent their towns and schools.  Entry information, along with parade rules and guidelines for profit and non-profit groups, is available at www.miraclesparade.com.  Entries are now being accepted.  Entry deadline is December 1st.  Award winners are selected in several categories during the parade.

Additional information can be obtained by contacting Andy Turner in Lubbock at 806-771-0045 or by email at aturner@peoplesbanktexas.com.

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Caprock Cafe

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Lubbock Avalanche Journal’s “Best of Lubbock”

“BEST PLACE TO HAVE A BEER”

That might be due to the fact we serve ice-cold draft beer in frosty glass schooners, brought to you by the friendliest girls in Lubbock. While you are relaxing inside you can watch sports on the twin-bulb (it’s bright!) High Definition projection TV screen, or sit on the enclosed and heated patio and watch the HD plasma televisions.

When you get hungry, order one of Caprock Cafe’s famous half-pound char-broiled hamburgers and some Twisted Taters. Or maybe you are in the mood for some Pecos Queso and some great Tex-Mex Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas.
Located at 3405 34th.

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

It has been a fast 2 years from February 2012, when we kicked off the 34th street construction.

Take a look at the progress!

Nice smooth streets to drive on between Indiana and Avenue Q when the first phase is completed.

Beautiful new led lamp poles

Attractive pavers on the sidewalks.

Help keep it clean.  Please remove any garage sale signs from the poles.  Pick up the trash.  Sweep the sidewalks!

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North Indiana Gardens Shopping Center

North Indiana Gardens Shopping Center, located at 34th and Indiana,had its beginning in the 1950′s built by the Kallas family.  Pam Kallas Churchwell is co owner,  Gust Kallas is property manager.

This little Strip Mall is filled with wonderful Mom and Pop Shops.  Be sure to check them out.

34th Street Association Members of the Strip Mall are

Balloons by the Bunch

Holly Hop Ice Cream Shoppe

Snippits!

Snippits!

Scrapbook store at 34th and Quaker.

We are a store with many faces.  First we make memory quilts from your tshirts and memorabilia as well as memory quilts using a loved one’s clothing.  We also have a service that will finish your quilt tops by quilting and binding them for you.
We sell fabrics and quilting supplies as well as scrapbooking supplies and have classes and workshops in both quilting and scrapbooking.
We also have an additional service of repairing all makes and models of sewing machines and sergers.