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Paris Main Street and downtown merchants are preparing for this weekend’s events. Although many outdoor activities have been cancelled local due to storm damage, the Santa’s Paws for a Cause one-mile dog Parade and the Wassail Fest are both still on as planned.
The dog parade begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning, with pre-parade activities beginning at 8:30 a.m. The Wassail Fest in Downtown is also on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.
What is wassail? Wassail is essentially a seasonal spiced cider served as a hot drink and comes from an old English tradition. You are invited to become the connoisseurs for the best wassail while shopping the stores, visiting the galleries or other businesses and while enjoying the day in Historic Downtown Paris. Your vote will determine the “2013 Wassail Master” who will receive a trophy.
For more information contact Paris Main Street Coordinator Cheri Bedford at 903-784-9293 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This free family event features “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” presented by the Covenant Blue Men at 10:30 a.m. and again at 6:15 p.m.
From 3:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., there will be an Outdoor Winter Festival featuring a real snow hill, camel rides, five huge inflatables, a petting zoo, pony rides, corn dogs, hot chocolate, face painting, a snow village, blue cotton candy and Christmas carolers.
Covenant Christian Church is located at 4055 Loop 286 SE (it is the church with the big green roof). For more information call 903.491.9555.
The Living Nativity at Providence Baptist Church on FM 195 and the Christmas at the Camp at the Cowboy Church have both been cancelled due to the massive about of tree damage and the wide-spread electrical outages that last week’s storm caused.
The contest for “Best Christmas Photo” is underway on eParisExtra.com. Just click on the “photo contest” icon on the homepage and it will take you to all the photo entries. Click the “vote” button for your favorite photo. Great pictures of babies, children, pets and of course ice. The winner will receive 500 tickets in the “shop local” $10,000 giveaway which is happening next Tuesday night, Dec. 17th, in downtown Paris.
Wondering where you can get more tickets?
Here is a list of participating businesses who are handing out tickets with each purchase.
East Texas Broadcasting–2810 Pine Mill Road