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The Reindeer Run 5k slated for this Saturday as part of the Holiday in Paris festivities has been postponed until December 21st, according to Sandy Holt, executive director of the Paris Education Foundation due to the winter storm expected to roll in on Thursday evening. Reindeer Run organizers met today along with local law enforcement and PISD school officials. At meeting time the forecast for Saturday morning called for 60% chance of snow/freezing rain with temperatures topping out around 33 degrees and with 20 mph winds, a windchill of 10F.
“Our main concern is people’s safety,” said Brad Ruthart, Paris ISD safety and security director, who is helping the police department coordinate traffic control for the event. “Even an olympic runner can slip on a patch of ice and get hurt.” With 100% chance of precipitation on Friday and temperatures in the 20s, there will certainly be ice.
The event will be delayed two weeks in light of the Santa Paws Pet Parade to be held next Saturday downtown.
Online registration for the Reindeer Run 5k and 1 mile Fun Walk, is available online at http://www.pariseducationfoundation.com/index.php?pageID=13391_2. The entry fee is $20 for adults and $5 for students. Everyone who registers online will receive a race t-shirt. Registration will also be available the morning of the race beginning at 7:30am. The race is scheduled for 8:15. All entrants will receive a Santa hat. Bring the family for a fun Christmas run.
There are shifts available Monday – Saturday between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Families, church groups, friends, clubs, and businesses are all welcome to sign up for a shift.
Salvation Army asks for a 2 hour minimum commitment but volunteers can ring all day if they wish.
For further information please call Lieutenant Nicholas Hutchinson, Corps Officer at the Salvation Army at 903.784.7548 or email at email@example.com.
The event will be open on Friday, Dec. 6, from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. and again on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Lamar County Fairgrounds. Admission is free and so is parking.
Activities include four buildings of festive decor, arts, gifts, food and children’s entertainment.
There will also be collection boxes for the US Marines “Toys for Tots.”
“Christmas in Fair Park” is sponsored by the Red River Valley Fair Association. For more information call 903-785-7971.
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