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Light it Pink Paris 2015

Light it Pink Paris 2015

“Light it Pink Paris” will be kicking off breast cancer awareness month by lighting the Paris Eiffel Tower on Thursday, October 1st.  The event begins at 5pm. The “Light it Pink Paris” campaign is to benefit the Bridge Breast Network which provides diagnostic and...

09/26/2015 by eParisExtra
United Way Reports on Progress of Campaign

United Way Reports on Progress of Campaign

With a campaign motto of “Raised Here! Stays Here!”  the United Way is committed to the promise that  100% of $600,000 Campaign Goal committed to Lamar County Human Service Agencies. Campaign Volunteers, Agency Partners, and Local Community Members, met at the Boys and Girls Club...

09/25/2015 by eParisExtra
Connecting For A Cause 5k Color Run and Softball Tournament

Connecting For A Cause 5k Color Run and Softball Tournament

Connecting For A Cause 5k Color Run, 1 mile fun walk and Softball tournament will be held on October 3 at the Love Civic Center. All proceeds will go to Lili’s Legacy. Lili’s Legacy is a non-profit organization providing financial relief to cancer patients in the Lamar County and...

09/21/2015 by eParisExtra
4th Annual Rides for a Reason on Saturday Includes 5k Run/Walk

4th Annual Rides for a Reason on Saturday Includes 5k Run/Walk

The Fourth Annual “Rides for a Reason” benefitting Dylan’s Drivers is to be held this Saturday, September 19th at the Love Civic Center. The day will begin at 8am with a 5K Run/Walk sponsored by Orr Honda, followed by the Dylan Ballard Memorial Motorcycle Ride at 9am. There...

09/18/2015 by eParisExtra
Sooners Win 1st Place in the Mud Volleyball Tournament

Sooners Win 1st Place in the Mud Volleyball Tournament

Standing ankle deep in the soupy mud, teams faced off Saturday September 12, 2015, to Kick-off this year’s 2016 United Way Campaign. What began as a friendly challenge, has turned into a highly competitive event with teams travelling from as far away as Amarillo, Texas for a chance to win one...

09/17/2015 by eParisExtra
Blood Drives on Friday, September 11th

Blood Drives on Friday, September 11th

Every 90 seconds, someone in the Carter BloodCare service area of North, Central or East Texas requires a blood transfusion. The Results Companies is hosting a blood drive (from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) along with a hiring event (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) on September 11, at 3052 Clarksville Street. Look...

09/05/2015 by eParisExtra
Bowl for Kids' Sake

Bowl for Kids' Sake

Bowl for Kids’ Sake, benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters, is scheduled for Saturday, September 26th at the Paris Lanes. Session One will be held at 10am and Session Two at noon.  The entire event has a superhero theme and team members are encouraged to dress up as superheroes. The...

09/05/2015 by eParisExtra
RAISED HERE! STAYS HERE!!

RAISED HERE! STAYS HERE!!

100% of $600,000 Campaign Goal will go to Lamar County Human Service Agencies, meeting needs around Education, Income and Health. United Way of Lamar County kicks off its 2016 Annual Campaign on Saturday, September 12th, 2015, 8:00 am at the Paris Rodeo Area, with their 5th Annual Mud...

09/04/2015 by eParisExtra
United Way Campaign Kicks Off with Mud Volleyball Tournament

United Way Campaign Kicks Off with Mud Volleyball Tournament

The 5th Annual Mud Volleyball Tournament will kickoff this year’s United Way campaign on Saturday, September 12th at the Paris Rodeo Arena. Teams are still needed. Entry fee is due by Friday, September 4, 2015 by 5pm. Maximum number of the team players is six and at least one female has...

09/03/2015 by eParisExtra
Murder Mystery Fundraiser for New Hope

Murder Mystery Fundraiser for New Hope

A Murder Mystery Dinner Party is planned as a fundraiser for New Hope Center of Paris. The event will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Celebrate It! Tickets are $55 each or $100 a couple and are available at Kwik Kopy, Toyota of Paris, Rocking E Moving & Storage, Spencer’s...

08/29/2015 by eParisExtra
Dylan's Drivers Rides for a Reason September 19th

Dylan's Drivers Rides for a Reason September 19th

The 4th Annual “Rides for a Reason” benefitting Dylan’s Drivers is to be held Saturday, September 19th at the Love Civic Center. The day will begin at 8am with a 5K Run/Walk sponsored by Orr Honda, followed by the Dylan Ballard Memorial Motorcycle Ride at 9am. There will also...

08/27/2015 by eParisExtra
Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity "7th Annual Redneck Golf Tournament"

The 7th Annual “Redneck Golf Tournament” benefitting the Lamar County Habitat for Humanity will be held Saturday, September 19th at the Pine Ridge Golf Course. The tournament fee is $50.00 per player and it will be a Four Player Scramble Shot-gun starting at 8:00 am. For details...

08/25/2015 by eParisExtra
United Way to Kick Off Annual Campaign

United Way to Kick Off Annual Campaign

The Annual Campaign for the United Way will be kicking off soon.  The Lamar County United Way has a goal this year to raise $600,000. The board is committed to the phrase, “Raised here! Stays Here!” meaning that  100% of the $600,000 goal stays here in Lamar County. 100% of the...

08/22/2015 by eParisExtra
Jenny Burton-Rushin Memorial Ribbon Cutting

Jenny Burton-Rushin Memorial Ribbon Cutting

On Wednesday August 19th, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held by the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce for the new member the Jenny Burton-Rushin Memorial. The 4th Annual Jenny Burton Rushin Memorial BBQ Cookoff will be held October 10th at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds. Proceeds will benefit...

08/20/2015 by eParisExtra
Brush with Kindness

Brush with Kindness

Habitat for Humanity looking for volunteers to help paint a house in Reno on Saturday, August 15th.. Work on the home, which is sponsored by Liberty National Bank, will begin at 8am. The home is located at 533 Spruce Street. For more information contact Judy Martin, Executive Director of...

08/14/2015 by eParisExtra
Foster and Adoptive Parents Needed

Foster and Adoptive Parents Needed

There are approximately 88 children in Lamar County in Foster Care and only about five homes available. For those interested in learning more about opening your home to a help a child in need, an upcoming informational session is planned. The meeting for those interested in becoming a Foster or...

08/11/2015 by eParisExtra
Lamar County Homeless Coalition

Lamar County Homeless Coalition "People Helping People"

The Lamar County Homeless Coalition will be holding a community focused program on August 15th at 4pm at the fairground gates, “People Helping People” School supplies will be passed out until they are gone. Lamar County Homeless Coalition is a collaborative effort to confront...

08/08/2015 by eParisExtra
Successful Partnership Helps Make Prescription Medication More Affordable

Successful Partnership Helps Make Prescription Medication More Affordable

United Way of Lamar County and FamilyWize Community Service Partnership, an organization focused on improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities, today announced that local residents saved $694,898 on prescription costs, as a result of the successful partnership...

08/08/2015 by eParisExtra
CASA Country Swing August 15th

CASA Country Swing August 15th

The CASA Country Swing Event is scheduled for August 15th at 5:30pm at the Love Civic Center. Tickets are $50 per person or $75 per couple and include dinner of steak or chicken fajitas and fixings catered by Hole in the Wall, music and entertainment by The Legends and a Live and Silent...

08/04/2015 by eParisExtra
YOU’RE INVITED TO BECOME A VITA VOLUNTEER!

YOU’RE INVITED TO BECOME A VITA VOLUNTEER!

United Way of Lamar County connects working families with opportunities to boost their earning through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. What is VITA? Free, volunteer income tax assistance – the program helps individuals and families with annual incomes up to $53,000, get...

07/31/2015 by eParisExtra