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On Wednesday (Dec 13) and Thursday (Dec 14), take a drive through the park after dark and see the beautiful Christmas lights and decorated campsites. On Friday (Dec 15) and Saturday (Dec 16) from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm nightly, See Santa Claus at the Historic 1930’s era Pavilion where he is taking last minute requests from all the kids. A roaring fire in the fireplace and refreshments will set the tone for this magical evening. Local choirs will be performing traditional favorites on Friday and Saturday nights at the Amphitheater. Also, new for this year, visitors can take a stroll down a lighted trail in the meadow. The Little Pine Park Store will be open for nature-themed, one of a kind, gift items Friday and Saturday nights of the event. We are waiving all of the park’s entrance fees as our gift to you and your family! Arrive early on Friday and Saturday nights since this is a popular event.
Enjoy holiday drinks and treats as you shop local vendors, enjoy live Christmas music, watch a beautiful performance by the Paris Cloggers and meet some of your favorite Christmas characters. At 3pm THE SNOW PARTY BEGINS! The Reno Parks and Trail Committee is bringing in real snow for our community to enjoy! At 4pm we will have a special visit from Santa Claus himself and at 5 we will hold the Lamar County Adopt A Cop raffle drawing.
MPHS Semester Exams 1st, 5th & 7th Periods
• MPISD Board Meeting, Administration Building, 5:30 p.m.
MPHS Semester Exams 2nd, 4th & 8th Periods
• Child Development Center Safe Riders Car Seat Program, 4 p.m.
• P.E. Wallace Middle School Band Concert, 7 p.m.
• Boys Basketball
MPHS 9, JV, Varsity Tigers vs. Hallsville*, 5/6:15/7:30 p.m.
• Girls Basketball
MPHS 9, JV, Varsity Lady Tigers @ Hallsville*, 5 p.m.
Early Release for All Campuses
• MPHS Semester Exams 3rd & 6th Periods
• Wallace Middle School Assembly, 8:15 a.m.
Christmas Break. All Campuses and Offices Closed
• Boys Basketball
MPHS 9, JV, Varsity Tigers @ Paris, 1/2:15/4 p.m.
The Northeast Texas Children’s Museum has announced a free admission day on Friday (Dec 22). Although the year 2017 has been challenging in many ways for the Children’s Museum, it has also been the museum’s most successful year to date. Donations, attendance, and support of programs and activities have been more significant in 2017 than in any previous year. “Offering free admission is a way for the Children’s Museum to say thank you to those who have supported us throughout the year,” said Sharline Freeman, Executive Director.
Some of the new additions this year have been made by talented volunteers. A wind tunnel built by Jim Brown has been a favorite addition. Dennis Anderson constructed and donated a Children’s Activity Board. Visitors will also see a revamped block area at the entrance and new additions to the dress-up area. “The donations of talented volunteers have made the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum unique with many one-of-a-kind play areas,” said Donna Tavener, Board President.
The outreach program has continued to expand as the MegaLung has traveled to every fourth and fifth grader in Fannin County through a grant from Texoma Health Foundation. Hunt County Healthcare Foundation provided a grant to visit schools in Hunt County. The Children’s Museum continues to attract 30,000 visitors a year to the museum.