Friday (Dec 7) it’s the 68th Annual Boys and Girls Club Auction. The auction will be from 6:00 pm until 12:00 am at First Street Studios located Downtown Paris. This auction is one of two big fundraisers the Boys and Girls Club do a year and all money raised through this auction will help to run the clubs in Paris and Clarksville for the next year to continue to provide a safe, nurturing environment for our youth and future.
Lamar County Young Life’s “Stuff Your Stocking,” is Saturday (Dec 8) from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm at Heritage Hall. There will be many boutiques, local vendors, and lots of goodies to buy your Christmas gifts or something for yourself. Also fantastic giveaways from ‘Paris Glam!’
Annual Wassail Fest in Downtown Paris Saturday (Dec 8) from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm. Go by the participating businesses and taste this awesome treat!
Reno’s Winter Wonderland Christmas Festival Saturday has been moved to the Pavillion next door to the Love Civic Center. It will still be held from noon – 6:00 pm. It features Holiday Shopping, Carolers, Paris Cloggers, Games, Contests, Face Painting, and More. Santa will make a special appearance, and admission is free. www.renotexas.us
The USA Glory Travel ball team based in Southeastern Oklahoma is having a fundraising 5k Saturday (Dec 8) in Valliant at Valliant City Park. The cost is $25 for 13 and older, $15 for 12 and under. Register at 8:30 am, the 5k starts at 9:00 am. This year the girls have battled and won multiple titles and would like to earn a chance to play at Nationals next year! Past Glory girls have a national title under their belt and we would like to do it again.
CHRISTMAS AT THE MAXEY HOUSE – Saturday (Dec 8) from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm. It focuses on the Longs’ Christmas traditions this year. Sam Bell Maxey Long is Maxey’s great-nephew, and he and his wife Lala inherited the home in 1908.
Visitors will step into the Longs’ decorated home as they are in the midst of celebrating Christmas just as World War I ends. Artifacts once belonging to the Longs will be on display throughout the house, helping to tell the real stories of their Christmas traditions and involvement on the home front during the war. During the program, visitors will have numerous opportunities to participate in Christmas crafts and traditions as they explore the newly renovated historic house.
On Sunday (Dec 9) at 6:30 pm, there will be a free public showing “The Least of These” in honor of the First Christian Church’s 150th Anniversary.
“The Least of These” is a Dove Awarded Christian Christmas film, written and directed by Mark Nicolosi, also featuring Lamar County native in that of the Oak Ridge Boys’ frontman and lead singer Duane Allen.
Nicolosi’s film was world premiered here in beautiful Paris, Texas, at Paris Junior College in November 2016.
Central Presbyterian Day School’s 14th Annual Christmas with Santa at 309 South Church Street, Paris, Texas on Sunday (Dec 9) from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm. There will be ornament making, a hayride, storytime with Mrs. Clause and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit Central Day School. Tickets are available at the door for $5. For questions contact Central Day School at 903.784.0829
You’re invited to Live Thankfully’s Party with a Purpose Sunday (Dec 9) at 2:00 pm at Chisum Elementary. They will be separating and bagging groceries and have a lot of fun too! Bring the whole family. Live Thankfully empowers future leaders to be lifelong contributors in their communities while instilling pride and dignity in those they serve.