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A special place to live ... this past Saturday our community once again came together to enjoy a “Valley Home Christmas.” The night sky seemed filled with at least a thousand twinkling stars, all of a sudden and quick as a wink we all saw it ... eight tiny reindeer and a bright shiny sleigh flew through the dark night, before we knew what was happening Santa had landed in Valley Home! What a night, our Valley Home Community Christmas Parade was underway! Glittering Christmas lights dazzled the crowd as colorful floats, Christmas ponies, puppies, handsome horses, motorcycles all decked out, all-terrain vehicles with sparkling lights, a big yellow bus glistening with what looked to be a million lights, welcomed in the Christmas season.

Parade Grand Marshall, Miss Hayven Smith looked like a holiday Princess! Hayven was dressed in a Christmas red sweater with a beautiful ivory scarf. The delightful Miss Hayven won the hearts of every parade goer with her sweet personality and pretty smile! Santa in his eye catching suit and Mrs. Claus in her holiday best made sure everyone felt special, even handing out huge candy canes to all. Arriving in grand style with perhaps one of the most spectacular light shows ... the ever popular big red, shiny fire engine.

After the parade the crowd made its way to the town park and the community Christmas tree. Miss Hayven Smith had the honor of lighting the beautiful little Christmas tree. Hundreds of sparkling lights brought the tree to life as Hayven led the crowd in singing Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Valley Home 4-Her Laci Blount played a most beautiful version of Silent Night on her flute. You could have heard a pin drop as the sound of the flute floated across the little park on this most special night! Merry Christmas, handshakes and hugs were shared as the crowd felt the blessings of living in Valley Home. A delicious potluck Christmas dinner was served up in the school gym with the crowd enjoying the sounds of the Oakdale High School Steel Drum Band. We offer a special thank you to the steel drum band for making our evening so special!


As always you may reach me at or by calling me at 985-5233. Until next time, “Happy Trails to All!”