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Weekend Events Around Paris


Kid Safe Saturday is coming up on May 5, 2018, from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm at Love Civic Center. Lots of free stuff and education materials. Police, Fire, and EMS vehicles and personnel will be on scene to answer questions and perform demonstrations. Several area organizations will be inside the civic center with booths set up. If you have any questions you can contact Chris at (903) 491-9368.

An evening of art, music, food, and beverages await those who join the Second Annual Cinco de Mayo Art Walk in historic downtown Paris on May 5. Sponsored by the Downtown Merchants Association, the event is scheduled for 6:00 to 8:00 pm, free of charge.

Local artisans will be featured in 10 downtown venues as Paris participates in Cinco De Mayo, in commemoration of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. Maps will be available for participants to chart their own individual Cinco de Mayo Art Walk.

At least 300 anglers are expected to shove off Saturday morning at 6:00 am for the 31st Annual Uncle Jesse’s Big Bass Classic at Pat Mayse Lake. Registration is available until the start of the tournament, but organizers would prefer that entrants sign up in advance at Brannan’s Bass Shop in Powderly, until 7:00 pm on Friday. The cost is $225 for a four-person team.

Chisum Project graduation presents the Color Fun Run Saturday, May 5, starting at the Love Civic Center trail entrance. Registration and T-Shirt pickup are from 7:30 till 9:00 am. The 5k Run-Walk starts at 9:00 am. The cost s $15 for 12 and under and $25 for those 13 and up. A T-shirt included when you pre-register at any Chisum campus or administration building.

The Chicota Community Center is hosting a Cinco De Mayo Celebration and fundraiser Saturday at 5:00 pm. The cost is $8 for an enchilada meal with all the fixings between 4:00 and 7:00. The center will also offer Bingo.

Hot Air Balloon Crew Training for the July Festival will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 12, at the Lamar Avenue Church of Christ. Registration is required at parisballoonandmusicfestival.com. Participants must be 18 or older to take part.