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Monday, December 6, 2021

Marysville Christmas Kickoff Saturday With Amended Schedule

The Marysville Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Christmas Kickoff Saturday. The MHS state football game Saturday has forced some changes to the planned Christmas opening in downtown Marysville.

The Chamber of Commerce will proceed with plans including the Shop at Home and Win promotion this weekend. On Saturday, a live nativity and open house on the Koester block will be featured 10 a.m. -2 p.m., and Santa’s arrival at 10:30 a.m. He will proceed up Broadway from 7th to 9th Streets to his house on the Koester block and visit with youngsters until 2 p.m. Stagecoach and camel rides will also be featured, with the camels, donkeys, sheep, calf, and goats following up Broadway behind Santa to the live nativity scene behind the Koester House Museum. The snowmen past and present, and Four Seasons art display at the arts center will be open Saturday 10-2, and Sunday 1-4.

The annual event, coordinated by the retail committee will be held as originally scheduled this Saturday.

Other events, including the Jingle Run, and Santa’s Christmas Parade will be postponed until the following Saturday, December 2nd due to the game.

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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