American Legion Post 30 in Paris has started its annual fundraising efforts. They currently have three ongoing fundraising raffles:
Raffle #1: Six $100 Wal-Mart gift cards.
Drawings will be Saturday, Oct 21, and all winning tickets will return to the pot for the next drawing. Tickets are $5 each.
Raffle #2: One Xbox Series X
One PlayStation5 God of War
Drawings will be Saturday, Oct 21, and the winning ticket will return to the pot for the next drawing. Tickets are $5 each.
Raffle #3: One Remington 870 Express 12-gauge shotgun.
One Ruger American .308 rifle with a scope
One $350 Atwoods Gift Card.
Drawings will be on Veterans Day, Nov 11, and the winning tickets will return to the pot for the next draw. Tickets are $5 each.
Commander Bill Townsend said, “We use the proceeds from these raffles to support local Veterans and Youth of Lamar County. In the past, we have given away four $500 scholarships and assisted local Veterans in need with grants for over $1,600 to help them through hard times. We’ve awarded over $1,000 to local Scouts that have received their Eagle Scout rank and $1,000 to help support local Boys and Girls Scouts. This year we are sending a local High School student to Boys State in Austin to learn and participate in how government works!”
Contact any member of the Paris American Legion for tickets. Please help us help the Veterans and Youth of Lamar County!
For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact us at
The Fulbright Church of Christ will host an Old Fashioned Gospel Tent Meeting in Detroit Sunday through Saturday, October 1-7 at 7:00 nightly. The speaker is James Oldfield, and they welcome Bible questions. They never take collections. Just bring your Bible. For more information, you may call 276-340-2653 or 903-491-6200.
National Night Out in Mount Pleasant is October 3
The Mount Pleasant Police Department invites you to the 2023 National Night Out on Tuesday, October 3, from 5:00 until 8:00 pm at Dellwood Park. Enjoy food, activities, and prizes. Please get to know the officers who serve our community and see their vehicles and equipment! Everyone is welcome!
The event invites all local businesses and non-profits to set up a booth or table at National Night Out for Free! You can advertise, set up games, or give out free prizes to community members. For more information or to sign up, contact the National Night Out organizer, Sergeant Chris Durant, at the Mount Pleasant Police Department at 903-575-4004 or email@example.com.
Have Coffee with a Cop on September 29 at Herschel’s
Herschel’s Restaurant hosts Coffee with a Cop on Friday, September 29, from 7:00 am until 10:00 am. Enjoy a cup of Coffee and conversation with the officers who serve our community! Herschel’s is at 1612 S. Jefferson Ave.
Annual National Night Out Event Slated for October 3, 2023
Paris, TX – The Paris Police Department, coordinating with other Lamar County first responder organizations, will host the Annual – National Night Out event on Tuesday, October 3, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, at the Love Civic Center Pavilion. This year marks the 40th annual celebration of National Night Out, a community-building national campaign that promotes partnerships between public safety agencies and their respective communities.
Police Chief Richard Salter said, “National Night Out affords the City’s Public Safety Departments’ employees an annual venue to interact with citizens and our youth in a positive environment to help build trust and facilitate a true sense of community” “The Paris Police Department is happy to organize this National Night Out event for the citizens of Lamar County.” Kimmie Snowton, Community Outreach Coordinator for the Paris Police Department, said. “We look forward to meeting, visiting, and enjoying the evening with citizens of all ages.”
Paris Police, Fire and EMS Departments, the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office, The Texas Department of Transportation, Reno Police and Fire Departments, Lamar County Game Wardens, Texas Department of Public Safety-Highway Patrol, and several more representatives from Paris businesses and Non-profit Organizations support this year’s event. Some have generously contributed food and door prizes that the event will give away during the evening. According to Mr. Snowton, many door prizes will include more than 20 bicycles, Apple iPads, and Televisions.
The “Slightly Used Band” will provide live music entertainment for the evening. The Love Civic Center Pavilion is at 2005 S. Collegiate Drive, adjacent to the City of Paris Sports Complex and Pump Track Paris. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs.
The Women of Holy Cross present their Annual October Luncheons every Thursday in October. On October 5, it’s Seafood Gumbo; on October 12, Holy Cross Chicken; on October 19, King Ranch Chicken; and on October 26, Chicken Spaghetti. The meals are $12 and include the meal, a drink and homemade pie. Cards are accepted, and takeout is available. You can call 903-784-6194, ext. 3, for more information. Holy Cross is at 331 SE 1st Street or East of Bywaters Park.
The City of Roxton Community Development Committee is sponsoring its Annual City Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, October 7. Maps will be available at the Roxton Grocery Store and most garage sale sites. Garage sales will open from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm. Some will stay open until 4:00 pm.
Red River Valley Veterans Memorial Museum presents the Oak Ridge Boys with a special guest appearance by Kristyn Harris Hailey Sandoz. It will be Saturday, October 7, at Drake’s Party Barn, 6090 US 271 N. in Powderly. They’ll provide burgers, and there is a Cash Bar available! Tickets are available at www.outhousetickets.com. A ticket in advance is $60, and a one at the gate is $75. VIP Table For 8- $600. A VIP table for ten is $800. They add all fees at checkout. You must bring a lawn chair for a single ticket when the gates open at 5:00 pm. Then, wait for the music to start at 6:00.
The Women of Holy Cross present their Annual October Luncheons every Thursday in October. On October 12, Holy Cross Chicken; on October 19, King Ranch Chicken; and on October 26, Chicken Spaghetti. The meals are $12 and include the meal, a drink and homemade pie. Cards are accepted, and takeout is available. You can call 903-784-6194, ext. 3, for more information. Holy Cross is at 331 SE 1st Street or East of Bywaters Park.
The 32nd Annual J.T. Davis Memorial Golf Tournament Benefiting the Paris Education Foundation is Saturday, October 14, at the Paris Golf and Country Club at 7:15 am. Registration is at 8:00 am, with the shotgun start. Paris Education Foundation encourages and motivates students to continue education beyond high school and provides scholarships, teacher grants, and academic programs through community-supported endowments and other sources. To be a part of this, contact the Paris Education Foundation at 903.517.0503 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.