Scottsbluff City Recreation Supervisor Triniti Burgner and First
State Bank Marketing Director Becca Tompkins join Kevin Mooney on KNEB's
News Extra program Tuesday morning. They are on the program to talk
about the annual "Christmas on Broadway" event on Saturday, December 5th
in downtown Scottsbluff.
Also this year, the City of
Scottsbluff and First State Bank are partnering for a new event for the
holiday season. The first ever “Jingle Jog” will be held at 4 p.m. that Saturday, just prior to Christmas on Broadway.
Hundreds of “Santas” will take over the streets of Scottsbluff for this 3 mile fun run/walk event.
The Jingle Jog route begin at First State Bank on Broadway and takes
participants to downtown, then east past the Library, through Centennial
Park, around Monument Mall, and then back to the Farmers Market Mini
Park at 18th and Broadway.
Burgner says there will be no hurry in
this family friendly, non-timed event. It will include carolers,
decorations, and cookies and treats at numerous stations along the
course. In fact, participants are encouraged to take a stroll through
the Mall along the way if they like.
Registered participants will get a special “Santa” shirt and hat to wear for the Jingle Jog, along with some other extras.
Tompkins says this event is a perfect tie-in with their annual Gift of
Love program. A discounted registration fee will be given to each
registrant who brings a new, unwrapped toy at the time of registration.
These toys will be given to the Gift of Love program.
There are also a number of volunteer and sponsorship opportunities available for the Jingle Jog.
Then after the Jingle Jog, everyone is invited to downtown Scottsbluff
to enjoy the annual favorite, “Christmas on Broadway” from 5 p.m. to 7
p.m. (open to the public). Burgner says this is an opportunity to enjoy
the sights and sounds of the season while Christmas shopping with
Broadway will be blocked off from 16th to
19th, and there will be holiday music, cookies and hot cocoa around the
firepits, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on the big screen, Holiday
picture stations, a visit from Santa himself, carriage rides and more.
Registration information and materials are available at Scottsbluff
City Hall and First State Bank (Scottsbluff Branch). Or call 632-0059 or