Thursday, November 30, 2023

December Happenings Around the Lake

 

December Happenings Around the Lake 

WOW, it’s almost the end of 2023 already!  This year has flown by in a flash.  Hopefully, you can make some time to get out and visit some of the great holiday activities the Lake Area has to offer for December.  Team Lasson wants to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!


Friday, December 1st

Christmas on the Square

Location:         Camdenton

Time:   5:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Tree Lighting Ceremony

 

Saturday, December 2nd 

School of the Osage Holiday Bazaar

Location:         High School, 636 Hwy 42, Osage Beach, MO

Time:   9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  

43rd Annual Holiday Bazaar Fundraiser. Over 100 booths are projected to register and will be offering a variety of handmade crafts, home d├ęcor, jewelry, clothes and other specialty holiday items. Attendees can also expect to find items like personalized ornaments, favorited graphic tees, custom tumblers, original art, beautiful woodwork and more.


Christmas on the Square

Location:         Camdenton

Time:   10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Christmas Festivities and Santa arrives

 

7th Annual Eldon Lighted Christmas Parade & Celebration

Location:         Eldon

Time:   10:00 a.m. – Horse Drawn Carriages and Christmas Tree Lot at the historic Randles Court

            11:00 a.m. – Santa will be at the Community Center for pictures

Maple Street Holiday Craft & Gift Bazaar, Carol Singers, Living Nativity Scene, 

Roasted Chestnuts and Ornament Decorating for kids

Dusk – Lighted Christmas Parade in Downtown Eldon, with Annual Christmas

Tree Lighting at Rock Island Park

 

Friday, December 8th

Christmas Carols Performance

Enjoy the heart-warming sounds of live Christmas Carols with a talented choir.

Location:         Country Crossroads

                        5831 Osage Beach Pkwy

                        Osage Beach, MO

Time:   2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

 

Saturday, December 9th

39th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Christmas Parade

Location: Bagnell Dam Strip, Lake Ozark

Time:  1:00 p.m.

This year's theme for the Annual Lake of the Ozarks Christmas Parade is "Christmas in Paradise".  Bring the whole family and join us immediately after the Parade at Luby's Plaza where Santa will greet all the kids on Luby's Stage with gifts for each. Enjoy the Sweets Table and Holiday Cheer!!


Saturday, December 16th

Christmas Cooke Contest with Santa benefitting CADV

Bake your best to win the cookie trophy! Enter your different delicious cookies and get pictures with Santa.  The cookies will be donated to CADV along with other donated items to families at CADV.

Location:         Country Crossroads

                        5831 Osage Beach Pkwy

                        Osage Beach, MO

Time:   10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with Santa appearing and judging at 2:00 pm.

 

Old Tyme Christmas at Linn Creek & Children’s Play

Bake your best to win the cookie trophy! Enter your different delicious cookies and get pictures with Santa.  

The cookies will be donated to CADV along with other donated items to families at CADV.

Location:         Camden County Museum

                        206 S Locust

                        Linn Creek, MO

Time:   11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Lunch with Santa, crafts, games, tours, play 

 

Christmas Light Displays around the Lake

Enchanted Village of Lights – Fairgrounds in Laurie, MO

Enchanted Village of Lights in Laurie Missouri is one of the most amazing light display around the area. If you have not made it out to see the lights you are really missing out. This 27 acres of lights is a sight to see. With over 250 displays.

Lights open Friday, November 17, 2023 and runs until December 31, 2023

5 pm to 9 pm Sunday thru Thursday

5 to 10 Friday and Saturday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas night.

 

St. Patrick’s Festival of Lights – Shrine of St. Patrick’s Church, Laurie, MO

The Festival of Lights at the Shrine of St. Patrick, Hwy 5, Laurie, is the oldest light park in the area. It was started in 1981 with hundreds of lights decorating the buildings and grounds and has continued to grow each year. With 4,000 strings of lights, over 60 automatic timers and more than 350 extension cords, the Festival of Lights has turned into one of the major places to see. Instead of animated displays, the focus is on the true meaning of Christmas, Jesus and His Mother, Mary.

St. Patrick Festival of Lights will be open daily from 5 – 10 p.m. from Thanksgiving through January 7th. There is no charge for this beautiful light display, it is simply our gift to the community.

 

Osage Beach Holiday Light Park – City Park, Hatchery Rd, Osage Beach, MO

Drive-thru Light Park runs December 1st through December 31st, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

 

Versailles Unity of Lights – City Park, Versailles, MO

Versailles Unity of Lights Drive-Thru Light Park runs November 23rd through January 1st


Greater Lake Area Chorale Christmas Concerts


December 2nd at 2:00 p.m.     Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Lake Ozark, MO

December 3rd at 2:00 p.m.      Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Camdenton, MO

December 9th at 2:00 p.m.      Morgan County Performing Arts Center, Versailles, MO

December 10th at 2:00 p.m.    Christ the King Lutheran Church, Lake Ozark, MO

December 17th at 2:00 p.m.    First Baptist Church, Eldon, MO


Team Lasson is here for all of your home buying needs! If you're thinking about making the leap into home ownership in the near future, please contact us today to get started.  We can help you determine what loan programs works best for your financial goals. The first step in preparing for your big purchase is to get pre-approved for a mortgage at Lake of the Ozarks. To get started, visit www.yourlakeloan.com or give us a call at (573) 216-7248!









Michael Lasson

Senior Loan Officer

NMLS #: 493712 

First State Bank Mortgage – Michael Lasson 

2751 Bagnell Dam Blvd Suite B 

Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Cell: (573) 216-7258

e-Fax: (866) 397-0318

 

Email: mlasson@fsbfinancial.com

Website: www.yourlakeloan.com




 

**The postings on this site are my own and do not necessarily represent First State Bank of St Charles’s positions, strategies, or opinions.

 

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

 

VA Home Loan Advantages

 

If you are a military veteran, you proudly served us, and now it is our turn to serve you!  Team Lasson has always supported our veterans, and we appreciate the opportunity to assist you in obtaining a new home.  Michael has taken the initiative and time to complete the training to become a Certified Military Home Specialist with the Boots Across America program to ensure that we offer the highest quality of service to our Veterans and active military personnel.


Veterans Affairs loans (VA) are issued by private lenders and guaranteed by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. VA loans are a no-down payment mortgage option with low interest rates for active or retired veterans to purchase a primary residence or refinance an existing mortgage. There are different regulations and standards the home must meet to be processed and approved through the VA appraisal and underwriting process compared to conventional loans. So, be sure that the type of home you're looking to buy fits within these standards by speaking to your lender upfront about your plans.

 

VA Loans are designed to assist veterans and active military service members purchase new primary residences at an affordable cost.  The most significant advantages for this program are:

            ✔ Lower interest rates

            ✔ Lower closing costs

            ✔ Higher debt ratios allowed

            ✔ No private mortgage insurance

            ✔ 100% financing available

            ✔ No VA Funding Fee, if applicable

            ✔ No pre-payment penalty


Who is eligible?  Active-duty servicemembers and Veterans with honorable discharges, National Guard and Reserve service members, certain eligible spouses, and other uniformed service personnel.


We are able to assist with lending in all 50 states, which makes it easier for you when searching for your new primary home while also using your VA benefits.

Team Lasson is here for all of your home buying needs! If you're thinking about making the leap into home ownership in the near future, please contact us today to get started.  We can help you determine what loan programs works best for your financial goals. The first step in preparing for your big purchase is to get pre-approved for a mortgage at Lake of the Ozarks. To get started, visit www.yourlakeloan.com or give us a call at (573) 746-7211!


Michael Lasson

Senior Loan Officer

NMLS #: 493712

 

First State Bank Mortgage – Michael Lasson 

2751 Bagnell Dam Blvd Suite B 

Lake Ozark, MO 65049

 

Direct: (573) 746-7211

Cell:


(573) 216-7258

e-Fax: (866) 397-0318

 

Email: mlasson@fsbfinancial.com

Website: www.YourLakeLoan.com


**The postings on this site are my own and do not necessarily represent First State Bank of St Charles’s positions, strategies, or opinions.