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"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
66th Annual Boys and Girls Club Auction

66th Annual Boys and Girls Club Auction

The 66th Annual Youth Auction benefitting the Boys and Girls Club of Red River Valley will be held Friday, December 4th beginning at 6pm. The auction will be held at 1st Street Studio in downtown Paris, between Clarksville and Lamar Streets and will also be broadcast on Suddenlink Channel 99...

11/28/2015 by eParisExtra
VITA TAX PREP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

VITA TAX PREP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

United Way of Lamar County is looking for volunteers who are interested in helping improve financial stability in our community. Did you know 1 in 2 families lack the savings to cover basic expenses for three months if unemployment, a medical emergency or other crisis leads to a loss of stable...

11/27/2015 by eParisExtra
To Paris With Love

To Paris With Love

The motorcycle community  in Northeast Texas has organized a group ride to Paris, Texas to show support to the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris, France. The ride is scheduled for Sunday, November 22nd and will end at the Love Civic Center where there will be a special ceremony,...

11/20/2015 by eParisExtra
Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of the Johnny Stallings Recreational Program

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of the Johnny Stallings Recreational Program

The Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of the Johnny Stallings Recreational Program at the Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society was held Wednesday, November 18th at 11:30 am. Members of the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce cut the ribbon for this new program at the Red River Valley Down...

11/19/2015 by eParisExtra

"Festival of Trees" Saturday Evening

The “Festival of Trees” by the Optimist of Paris will be held this Saturday, November 21st from 6pm – 9:30pm at the First Baptist Church Community Room. The fundraiser will include Dinner and Entertainment along with live and silent auction. Themed, decorated trees will be...

11/17/2015 by eParisExtra
Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of the Johnny Stallings Recreational Program

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of the Johnny Stallings Recreational Program

The Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of the Johnny Stallings Recreational Program at the Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society will be held Wednesday, November 18th at 11:30 am. The public is invited to join the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce as they cut the ribbon for this new program at...

11/17/2015 by eParisExtra
UNITED WAY REACHES 99% OF GOAL AND STILL COUNTING

UNITED WAY REACHES 99% OF GOAL AND STILL COUNTING

For seventy-three years, YOUR United Way of Lamar County has committed to improving lives here in Lamar County!  Since September 13, 2015, our volunteers have raised over $594,330 – just over 99% of the needed funds to meet our 2016 Campaign Goal. This total virtually meets our goal and we...

11/10/2015 by eParisExtra
Prayer Rally Scheduled for November 16th

Prayer Rally Scheduled for November 16th

The Because We Believe Prayer Rally is an area women’s prayer event, open to every lady in our area. Hosted by the women of New Hope Baptist Church, a prayer service will be held Monday, November, 16th at 6:30 PM at New Hope Baptist Church, located at 3925 SE Loop 286 in Paris. Says one...

11/09/2015 by eParisExtra