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This Week in the Panhandle

Faith City Mission celebrates The Spirit of Thanksgiving

Wednesday, Nov. 22, the Faith City Mission will celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving as volunteers come together to feed the hungry and homeless with a Thanksgiving feast.

Doors will open to volunteers at 10:00 a.m.

Guests will attend chapel at 11:00 with lunch at 11:30 followed by an outreach, giving away jackets, hats, gloves and other winter necessities in addition to free immunizations.  
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Salvation Army Thanksgiving Dinner

The Salvation Army of Amarillo is hosting its Thanksgiving dinner for those who are homeless or without someone to share the holiday with.

If you would like to attend the dinner, it's Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Harrington Hope Center, located at 400 S. Harrison Street.

The Lights at Town Square Holiday Market Celebration
When: Friday from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Town Square Village – Amarillo (9200 Town Square Boulevard)
What: 2nd Annual #LightsatTownSquare event will feature a holiday gift market as well as several food trucks this year.

The free event will again offer free pictures with Santa, milk & cookies, a dazzling display of more than 400,000 lights and the ceremonious lighting of the +45’ Christmas Tree

Nights of Lights at Enchanted Acres Opening Night
When: Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Where: 6505 South Osage
What: Opening night at Nights of Lights at Enchanted Acres. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there, along with 300,000+ lights

Here is a list of stores open for Black Friday shopping: 

  • Best Buy - 5:00 p.m. Thanksgiving Day
  • GameStop - Open Thanksgiving Day
  • JCPenney - 2:00 p.m. Thanksgiving Day
  • Kohls - 5:00 p.m. Thanksgiving Day
  • Office Depot - 7:45 a.m. Black Friday
  • PetSmart - 7:00 a.m. Black Friday
  • Sam’s Club - 7:00 a.m. Black Friday
  • Sears - 6:00 p.m. Thanksgiving Day
  • Target - 6:00 p.m. Thanksgiving Day
  • Toys “R” Us - 5:00 p.m. Thanksgiving Day
  • Walmart - 6:00 p.m. Thanksgiving Day
  • Westgate Mall - Open Thanksgiving Day 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m., Opens Black Friday 6:00 a.m. 

Chop Chop giving back to Make-A-Wish

A local restaurant is giving back to Make-A-Wish North Texas.

Chop Chop is running a friendly competition between their Amarillo, Canyon and Lubbock locations to see which area can raise the most money for Make-A-Wish.

During their 'Winter Wishes at Chop Chop' campaign, each restaurant will sell Make-A-Wish stars for $1, and gold stars for $10.

You can participate in the competition through December 23rd.

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