PRAIRIE CITY — On Saturday, Nov. 20, Prairie City celebrated its Small Town American Christmas on the Prairie with bazaars, sales, a veterans flag parade, a tree-lighting ceremony and other festive events to kick off the holiday season.

The annual event, significantly scaled back last year due to COVID-19, began at 8 a.m. with a 5K fun run at Depot Park, followed by a scavenger hunt, a patriotic teddy bear contest for kids, and the veterans flag parade and flag ceremony.

Prairie City Mayor Jim Hamsher said Saturday that he especially enjoyed the flag salute and the veterans parade.

“They are such a big part of our community,” Hamsher said.

Businesses and bazaars bustled with visitors and locals alike.

“It was great to see a lot of people around town again,” Hamsher said.



Steven Mitchell is a reporter for the Blue Mountain Eagle. Contact him at or 541-575-0710.

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