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Their goal is to raise $32, 812!
After your donations are received, you business will be recognized for your generosity.
Tune into K95.5 to hear your company name!
What are you going to be for Halloween?
Many children are having that thought right now. Some will decide and get to choose a costume, however, some will not. But there are things that you can do to help those less fortunate get to be what they want for Halloween.
Hundreds of children in foster homes across Lamar County cannot afford the luxury and fun of ‘dressing up’ for Halloween.
They will take any kind of Halloween costumes and/or masks — sizes ranging from toddlers to about 12 years of age. Maurice’s will also accept unopened, non-perishable bags of candy.
These donations will be accepted from now, up until Saturday, October 13. Please take your donations to Maurice’s in the Paris Towne Center — formerly Mirabeau Square, 3510 Lamar Avenue, Paris Texas.
Now, check this out, for every costume donated — or for every approximate 3 bags of candy — you will earn a 20%-off coupon.
There is a limit of 10 coupons in one day, but you can use 3 of them per transaction per day, and that’s potentially 60% off!
Remember how fun it was to dress up in your favorite character costume when you were a child; the thrill of ‘trick-or-treating’. Help those hundreds of children in foster care have the same joy. You have until Saturday to bring your donations.
The top ten to receive the most votes on Facebook from fans or citizens in their community would receive the money.
There were shelters from all over the country awarded, from states such as, California, Kentucky, Georgia, Washington, North Carolina and Louisiana.
It’s awesome to see ‘small town’ Paris keep up with large cities, such as San Diego, who’s shelter, Labradors and Friends, came in at number 5 with just 5,159 votes — only 95 votes more than our Lamar County Humane Association.
Congratulations to the Lamar County Humane Association on their big win. More to come on the Extra! about the great ways they use their awarded money.
Please go and ‘Like’ the Lamar County Humane Association on Facebook by clicking here!
The full month of October is officially the ‘Pink’ month — more specifically, Breast Cancer Awareness Month — and you can bet that Paris Texas will be ‘painted’ with the color and spotted with many of the signature ‘pink ribbons’, along with all the Halloween colors and decor.
Several companies in the community are donating a portion of their profits during the month to foundations supporting Breast Cancer Awareness and the finding of a cure.
Our Eiffel Tower was colored pink with its lights on Tuesday, October 2, for the 1st Step to kickoff the Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
There will be many more events coming soon in support of the awareness, including the ‘Party on the Plaza’ after the Paris Antique Fair, featuring Women Rock, Inc. and Sisters on the Fly — two fun-filled awareness groups.
More to come about coming events on the eParis Extra!
Keep those with Breast Cancer and their friends and family members close to your heart, prayers and thought.
Thought and Theory must precede all salutary action; yet action is nobler in itself than either thought or theory-William Wordsworth.
A promise is being fulfilled.
It is a promise that the Leadership Lamar County Class of 2011-2012 had made to the Boys and Girls Club of the Red River Valley a year back. The Leadership Lamar County Class of 2011-2012 had committed to the Boys and Girls Club that theywill generate enough funds to remodel their building.
For this purpose, this year, on June 16th 2012, the Leadership Lamar County Class of 2011-2012 arranged for the grand dancing with the stars event called ‘Stars of Today, Stars of Tomorrow” at the Love Civic Center. This event pulled a crowd of over 700 people within our community. The dancing with the Stars event, which was carefully thought through by the LLC class of 2011-2012 generated around $108,000 for this purpose.
This summer, minus the expenditures incurred in organizing dancing with the stars event, all generated funds by the Leadership Lamar County Class of 2011-2012 have been utilized in the remodeling of the Boys and Girls Club of the Red River Valley.
Bobby Smallwood Construction was awarded the remodeling contract and was assigned with the task to renovate the Boys and Girls Club.
A Fresh breath of air has since then embraced the Boys and Girls Club Building. Energy efficient windows have been installed throughout the place. Countertops in the Boys and Girls Club Game room have been replaced. The Game room has been remodeled with new cabinets behind the counter top as well. Ten individual Computer Stations have been added and the remaining 10 existing computer stations have been remodeled in the Computer Lab. All interior painting is complete inside the building. Tile floors in the entrance, game room and conference room have been replaced. New kitchen cabinets have been installed and the kitchen has been remodeled .The Bathrooms have been updated. Two toilets, two urinals and two new sinks have been installed.
In order to cut back further on the cost of remodeling of the Boys and Girls Club, the Leadership Lamar County Class of 2011-2012 even helped with the demolition process before the actual remodeling started.
The ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly renovated “ Boys and Girls Club” is expected to be in October or November this year. A lot of local contractors and businesses have helped in this remodeling process by volunteering their time and labor.
Existence is given to us for action. As humans our worth is determined by the good deeds we do rather than the fine emotions we feel for a great cause. The Leadership Lamar County Class of 2011-2012 has proved its worth to the community by its actions. A commitment is being fulfilled and the worth of individuals is being recognized through their work and their promise of renovating the Boys and Girls Club of the Red River Valley.
Together we can make a positive difference in our Community. The Boys and Girls Club renovation will serve as a shining example of community service for years to come, amplifying the fulfillment of a promise by dedicated community leaders.
Ayesha Shafiq, Director of Paris Cardiology Center. Wife of Khalid Shafiq M.D. and mother of their 2 children. Director of Paris Cardiology Center for 11 years. Masters in International Relations. Runs management with the help of 22 employees.