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New Hope Thrift Store Looking For Donations

New Hope Thrift Store Looking For Donations

The recently opened New Hope Thrift Store  announced that they are really low on nice, gently used donations of clothing, bric-a-brac, small appliances, household items, and etc. If anyone has anything they could donate at this time, they would really appreciate it. The new store hours are...

03/31/2016 by eParisExtra
The Cinderella Project Opens for Prom Shopping

The Cinderella Project Opens for Prom Shopping

The doors of The Cinderella Project are now open on Saturdays during prom season.  Girls looking for that perfect prom dress may shop locally from over 200 new and gently worn dresses during the hours of 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Immanuel Baptist Church located at 1771 Bonham...

03/30/2016 by eParisExtra
Defining Homelessness

Defining Homelessness

In a recent article about the Lamar County Homelessness Coalition, the United Way of Lamar County discussed the Point-in-Time Survey.  Those considered “homeless” under HUD’s definition are not necessarily people living on the street, but also those living in substandard...

03/25/2016 by eParisExtra
Lamar County Homelessness Coalition General Meeting

Lamar County Homelessness Coalition General Meeting

Last week, the Lamar County Homelessness Coalition (LCHC) held their quarterly meeting with 30 people in attendance. The membership consists of entities concerned with the homeless in Lamar County representing the City of Paris, Lamar County agencies, State of Texas agencies, business people,...

03/22/2016 by eParisExtra
Sending a Message of Love to Parker Teacher

Sending a Message of Love to Parker Teacher

Teachers and students wear ‘Prayers for Andy’ T-shirts in support of Aaron Parker Elementary teacher, Andy Johnson.  Andy, 26, was admitted to the hospital with complications from pneumonia and the flu on February 27.  Pictured:  Andy Johnson’s second grade class at Aaron Parker...

03/10/2016 by eParisExtra
Letters of Intent for United Way of Lamar County Due March 25th

Letters of Intent for United Way of Lamar County Due March 25th

United Way of Lamar County’s 2017 Community Investment Grant process has begun.  Non-profit agencies which provide programs and services meeting the health and human service needs of Lamar County are encouraged to submit a Letter of Intent to apply for funding. Letter of Intent applications...

03/08/2016 by eParisExtra
United Way of Lamar County Surpasses $600,000 Campaign Goal, Raises More Than $805,888 for Lamar County.

United Way of Lamar County Surpasses $600,000 Campaign Goal, Raises More Than $805,888 for Lamar County.

Once again, our local community has demonstrated its unwavering commitment to improving lives for all residents of Lamar County.  The 2016 United Way of Lamar County (UWLC) campaign raised more than $805,888, surpassing the organization’s goal of $600,000 and improving upon last year’s...

03/05/2016 by eParisExtra

"Kick It Kenzie!" Chicken Spaghetti Lunch Fundraiser Tuesday, March 1st

Please help support McKenzie Reese, a wonderful two-year old child fighting an unfortunate battle with a cancer known as Neuroblastoma. Although common in infancy, with treatment and needed medical care, little Ms. Reese has a definite shot in this battle. Because these treatments and the...

02/26/2016 by Josh Allen
NL Students help at the Downtown Food Pantry

NL Students help at the Downtown Food Pantry

Ms. Clayton’s class from Bailey Intermediate visited the Downtown Food Pantry this morning. They were the winning class in their recent bag drive, collecting 9,000 bags for the food pantry. After a tour and learning what the Downtown Food Pantry does, they went to work flattening some...

02/24/2016 by eParisExtra
Dylan's Drivers Announces Volunteer of the Month

Dylan's Drivers Announces Volunteer of the Month

Dylan’s Drivers recently announced their  Volunteer of the Month, Brittany Twitty Johnson. Brittany is a dedicated member of the Dylan’s Drivers family. She has been there from the very beginning. Brittany brings a great attitude, fun spirit, and is such a great example for...

02/20/2016 by eParisExtra
Mardi Gras Fundraiser on February 26th

Mardi Gras Fundraiser on February 26th

The annual Mardi Gras Fundraiser benefitting the Lamar County Human Resources Council’s Meals on Wheels Program is Friday, February 26th at 7pm at the Love Civic Center. Mardi Gras is the primary fundraising for Lamar County Human Resources Council, Meals on Wheels Program. There will be...

02/20/2016 by eParisExtra
Sweetheart Soiree Sees Largest Sponsorships Ever and Second Highest Profits

Sweetheart Soiree Sees Largest Sponsorships Ever and Second Highest Profits

In a release sent by Executive Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center, Rebecca Peevy, the 15th Annual Sweetheart Soiree held on Saturday, February 13th was a tremendous success. The evening opened with a new record in the amount of sponsorships for the Soiree and ended with the event...

02/19/2016 by eParisExtra
New Hope Center Looking for 50 Gallon Barrels

New Hope Center Looking for 50 Gallon Barrels

The New Hope Center is looking for clean 50 gallon barrels to be used for sorting bins in their new Thrift Store. Please drop them by the center at 450 4th Street SW, Paris , or call 903-783-0353. ...

02/09/2016 by eParisExtra
Boy Scouts Help with Painting Floor at the Downtown Food Pantry

Boy Scouts Help with Painting Floor at the Downtown Food Pantry

Boy Scouts Troop 11 were recently at the Downtown Food Pantry, helping them get ready for their “re-dedication.” The boys scouts helped repaint the floor of the pantry. Pictured are:  Kris Kirby, Nathaniel Achord, Jacob Mathis, Steven Beggs, Donato Curvino, Paxton Roden and Sam...

02/07/2016 by eParisExtra
Ribbon Cutting for the New Hope Thrift Store

Ribbon Cutting for the New Hope Thrift Store

On Tuesday, Jan. 26th, he Lamar County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the New Hope Center of Paris Thrift Store. Located at 400 SW 4th Street in Paris, store hours will be from 9am-5pm Thurs.-Sat. starting Thursday, Jan. 28th. Donations will be accepted of gently used...

01/28/2016 by eParisExtra
15th Annual Sweetheart Soiree

15th Annual Sweetheart Soiree

The Children’s Advocacy Center’s  15th Annual Sweetheart Soiree is on  Saturday, February 13, 2016 at the Love Civic Center. The Sweetheart Soiree is an elegant evening of dinner, dancing, live music as well as a silent and a live auction. The highly acclaimed band Chinatown will...

01/24/2016 by eParisExtra
Miss Snowflake Pageant Raises Money for CASA

Miss Snowflake Pageant Raises Money for CASA

North Lamar High School National Honor Society held its annual ‘Miss Snowflake Pageant’ to raise money for CASA for Kids of Paris.  Ten manly high school guys boldly dressed in evening gowns and paraded on stage before the student body performing a talent of their choice.  Contestants...

01/23/2016 by eParisExtra
FREE - Tax Prep Offered by the United Way

FREE - Tax Prep Offered by the United Way

The United Way of Lamar County offers free tax prep for those families that earn less than $54,000 a year. The United Way urges you that if you qualify for this free service, don’t pay someone to file your taxes, and don’t lose hundreds of dollars in refund anticipation loans and check...

01/22/2016 by eParisExtra
UNITED WAY OF LAMAR COUNTY PROVIDES FREE TAX PREPARATION!

UNITED WAY OF LAMAR COUNTY PROVIDES FREE TAX PREPARATION!

The United Way of Lamar County has partnered with the IRS for the 5th year to open the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site. The site is located at the United Way of Lamar County, 2340 Lamar Avenue, Paris, TX 75460, and volunteers will begin preparing taxes on Saturday, January 30,...

01/16/2016 by eParisExtra
New Hope Center of Paris is Opening a Thrift Store

New Hope Center of Paris is Opening a Thrift Store

The New Hope Center of Paris is opening a thrift store at 400 SW 4th Street. in Paris. A ribbon cutting for the thrift store will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 26th from 11:00-11:30am. The store will be open that day as a grand opening from noon to 5pm. Regular store hours will be from...

01/13/2016 by eParisExtra