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The event was scheduled for Dec. 6-7, but last week’s winter storms delayed it until this weekend.
The Community Exhibit Center, Building “B”, West Side Building, and the Coliseum all featured booths and exhibits from local businesses and craftsmen with holiday gifts and decorations Friday evening and all day Saturday.
There were also food concessions and children’s entertainment, including a chance to visit and have pictures made with Santa Claus.
Be sure to regularly check out eParis Extra and the Holiday in Paris website for more information at www.holidayinparistexas.com to stay up to date on local Christmas happenings.
The best wassail was determined by votes. Participants were invited to sample and rate cider on a scorecard at 21 different shops:
Each business donated a door prize, from pizzas to sun glasses to gift certificates, which were awarded from a drawing of those who sampled and rated at least a dozen wassails. Most were served warm, as is traditional, but Paris Baby took a different approach with chilled wassail and a sign that read, “It’s always HOT in Texas, so we have a special treat for you. We melted a snowman and added a few special ingredients. Enjoy your COLD wassail!”
Don’t forget: The Boys and Girls Club’s 64th Annual Youth Auction is 6 p.m. today at First Baptist Church Family Life Center, 207 South Church St.
The auction includes nearly 300 live and silent auction items. There will also be a raffle for a a doll built by Paris High School students.
To follow along and to bid, the auction is on Suddenlink Channel 16, KPLT 1490AM and 96.3FM. To make a bid over the phone, call 903-785-6431.
This year’s fundraiser honors Tommy Duncan and L.V. Morrow, who have been involved in the auction for more than 50 years. The Boys and Girls Club hopes to raise at least, worth $70,000. All the funds raised stay in Lamar County.
The live auction starts early in the evening, but the big-ticket items are on a strict schedule:
Eclips Salon, Dollins Bail Bonds, Green Boutique, Creative Candy Designs, Lone Star Bail Bonds, City Hall Annex, Lamar County Courthouse (Ground Floor) and the office of Judge Gene Hobbs.
Texas Tumbling and Trampoline is hosting a “Christmas Fun Friday” this evening from 6pm – 10pm. Parents can get a night out while their children are entertained with “reindeer games,” prizes, sweet treats, trampoline time and a visit from Santa.
For more information or to register your child (reservations are required) call 903-739-9140. The fee is $25.