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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

"Help for the Homeless" Hygiene Drive

The United Way of Lamar County is holding a “Help for the Homeless” Hygiene Drive in conjunction with the Lamar County Homelessness Coalition. Items needed include shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes, combs, razors, chapstick, first aid kits, hand lotions, and other personal...

01/12/2016 by eParisExtra
'Northeast Texas Travelers' Car Club Donations

'Northeast Texas Travelers' Car Club Donations

The local car club ‘Northeast Texas Travelers’ recently donated proceeds from their local Rod-Run (held at the Lamar County Fairgrounds) to three local non-profits: The Salvation Army, Meals On Wheels and Dylan’s Drivers, each organization was presented with a $500...

01/11/2016 by eParisExtra
10th Annual Snowflakes & Diamonds Gala

10th Annual Snowflakes & Diamonds Gala

The 10th Annual Snowflakes & Diamonds Gala is Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 6pm to 11pm at the Love Civic Center. The gala benefits the Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society and the Johnny Stallings Recreation Center, and is sponsored by Brydl Contracting. The event features dinner...

01/05/2016 by eParisExtra
Lamar County Homelessness CoalitionSeeking Volunteers to Assist with the Annual Point-In-Time Count

Lamar County Homelessness CoalitionSeeking Volunteers to Assist with the Annual Point-In-Time Count

What does homelessness look like in Lamar County? The annual Point-In-Time (PIT) count is performed by every Homeless Coalition in the state on one night during the last 10 days in January.  This year’s PIT count is January 21, 2016.  Coalition Members have already begun planning an evening...

12/26/2015 by eParisExtra
United Way Announces “Emerging Needs Funds”

United Way Announces “Emerging Needs Funds”

United Way of Lamar County announces the availability of a special community allocation investment to meet critical needs.  “We are very pleased to be able to provide additional funding at this time,” says Zach Saffle, Chair of United Way’s Board of Directors.  “After totaling our...

12/25/2015 by eParisExtra
Dylan's Drivers Volunteers of the Year

Dylan's Drivers Volunteers of the Year

Dylan’s Drivers would like to congratulate our Volunteer Group of the Year for 2015. The PARIS JUNIOR COLLEGE NURSING PROGRAM chose Dylan’s Drivers as their program to use as their service project for school. These young folks completed their project very quickly, but continued to...

12/24/2015 by eParisExtra
9th Annual Spirit of Giving

9th Annual Spirit of Giving

The 9th Annual Spirit of Giving will be held this Saturday, December 19th beginning at 11am. The event will begin at 11am in the parking lot of the Lamar County Court House, and will go until finished. The Spirit of Giving is sponsored by area churches and donations of individuals. The Spirit...

12/16/2015 by eParisExtra
Stone’s Random Acts of Kindness Group Makes Donation to Food Pantry

Stone’s Random Acts of Kindness Group Makes Donation to Food Pantry

Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students who were a part of the Random Acts of Kindness JUMP group at North Lamar Independent School District raised money during the semester to donate to the Downtown Food Pantry.  The students sought community donations and collected over $700 to present to...

12/16/2015 by eParisExtra
Ringing Bells and Spreading Cheer

Ringing Bells and Spreading Cheer

Junior Crime Stoppers from Stone Middle School took part in ringing bells for the Salvation Army at the entrance of Walmart.  Wearing Santa hats and spreading Christmas cheer from left are Stone Resource Officer Daron Dagenhart, Emma Layton, Claire Stewart, Sophia Johnson, Curt Malone,...

12/07/2015 by eParisExtra
KEVIN HUDGENS FAMILY BENEFIT

KEVIN HUDGENS FAMILY BENEFIT

A benefit for the family of Kevin Hudgens will be held on Sunday, December 6th from 1pm-6pm at Chisum High School. Kevin “Hudge” Hudgens, one of our finest who was known and loved by many, was lost to a terrible accident on October 6th, 2015. He leaves behind a wife and twin boys....

12/02/2015 by eParisExtra
Valley of the Caddo Museum & Cultural Center Announces Online Auction

Valley of the Caddo Museum & Cultural Center Announces Online Auction

Valley of the Caddo Museum & Cultural Center has announced an upcoming fundraising event which will directly benefit the children of our area. Beginning on Saturday, December, 5th, 2015, they are going to launch a week-long auction which will be conducted solely through our Facebook...

12/01/2015 by eParisExtra
PHS Supports Toys for Tots at High School Musical Dec. 4-6

PHS Supports Toys for Tots at High School Musical Dec. 4-6

Bring an unwrapped toy to the Paris High School’s production of Disney’s High School Musical, at either matinee performance on Saturday, Dec. 5th or Sunday, Dec. 6th and the adult ticket is only $5. Performances of High School Musical will be at the Paris Jr. High’s Weger...

11/28/2015 by eParisExtra