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3rd Annual Wassail Fest

3rd Annual Wassail Fest

The Third Annual Wassail Fest will be Saturday, December 13th from 2-5pm in Downtown Paris. Wassail Fest is a Paris Main Street program that is part of the Holiday in Paris events. December 13th will be a busy day in downtown Paris, with the Santa Paws dog parade taking place in the morning and...

11/27/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris Police Offer Holiday Safety Tips

Paris Police Offer Holiday Safety Tips

The Paris Police Department has offered the following  safety tips during the holiday season: Don’t leave gifts and other valuables on car seats, where they are easy targets for thieves. Do not leave valuables in plain view in your car – especially gifts after you return from holiday...

11/27/2014 by eParisExtra

"Songs of the Season"

The annual choir concert “Songs of the Seasons” presented by the Paris Community Theatre and Paris Community Choir is Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 7:30pm at East Paris Baptist Church. Featured choirs include the Paris Community Choir, the Parish High School Chorale, and the North...

11/22/2014 by eParisExtra
Central Presbyterian Day School's Christmas with Santa

Central Presbyterian Day School's Christmas with Santa

The 10th annual Christmas with Santa fundraiser is set for 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, December 7th, at Central Presbyterian Day School. Activities include food, games, holiday crafts, carolers, carriage rides and a silent auction. Photographer Larry McGee will be on site to take pictures with Santa...

11/22/2014 by eParisExtra
Christmas in Fair Park

Christmas in Fair Park

The 25th Annual “Christmas in Fair Park” will be December 5th and 6th at the Lamar County Fairgrounds. The event features four building of holiday décor, arts and craft, gifts, food concessions and children’s entertainment. There will also be pictures with Santa in the...

11/21/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris Fire Department and Fire Marshal’s Office Tips for Fire Safe Holiday

Paris Fire Department and Fire Marshal’s Office Tips for Fire Safe Holiday

It’s a busy time of year in the kitchen, Thanksgiving and Christmas. The kitchen is a beehive of activity during the holidays. Besides cooking all day, there are football games to watch, children and grandchildren playing, family and friends to visit. This means that there are minutes that no...

11/17/2014 by eParisExtra
Community Thanksgiving Service in Deport

Community Thanksgiving Service in Deport

The First United Methodist Church of Deport will be hosting a “Community Thanksgiving Service” on Sunday, November 23rd at 6:30pm. This year’s service will be a concert of selection by a community choir.  The choir is comprised of members from all the local churches as well...

11/15/2014 by eParisExtra
Holiday in Paris

Holiday in Paris

The annual “Holiday in Paris” kicked off this past Saturday with the Christmas Tree lighting.  Many businesses hosted Christmas Open Houses and Santa made his first appearance in the “Santa Hut” in the downtown plaza. Here is a complete listing of all “Holiday in...

11/10/2014 by eParisExtra
Annual Lighting of Downtown Christmas Tree

Annual Lighting of Downtown Christmas Tree

The Annual Lighting of the Christmas Tree in Downtown Paris will be held this Saturday, November 8th from 6-8pm. The Community Choir will be on hand singing and Santa and his reindeer will also be there. ...

11/06/2014 by eParisExtra

"Santa Paw’s for a Cause” raises $785.50 for the Salvation Army Angel Tree

The City of Paris Main Street Event “Santa Paw’s for a Cause” dog parade raised $785.50 for the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program. The event was held on December 14th in historic downtown Paris. Seventy Five (75) dogs and owners participated in the parade which was a mile long through...

01/03/2014 by eParisExtra
Lamar County Sheriff wishes everyone a Happy New Year

Lamar County Sheriff wishes everyone a Happy New Year

Lamar County Sheriff Scott Cass Lamar County Sheriff Scott Cass was happy to report that there were no accidents or DWI arrests on New Year’s Eve in Lamar County. It was a quiet New Year’s Eve night with few incidents occurring. A statement from Cass reads, “I am glad that folks...

01/02/2014 by eParisExtra
Merry Christmas from eParisExtra.com!

Merry Christmas from eParisExtra.com!

The staff, writers and contributors of eParisExtra.com would like to wish all of our readers a very Merry Christmas! We hope that your Christmas was filled with joy, peace and good cheer! ...

12/25/2013 by eParisExtra
Christmas parade lights up downtown

Christmas parade lights up downtown

The fourth annual lighted Christmas parade lit up downtown Saturday. This year’s theme was “A Rocking Christmas,” with Eddie Henry serving as grand marshal. The parade started after sunset in the Lamar County Courthouse parking lot, went around downtown and back to the...

12/21/2013 by Jeff Parish
Reindeer Run takes off downtown

Reindeer Run takes off downtown

Despite cold, wet weather Saturday, close to 100 runners gathered at the courthouse to participate in the Paris Education Foundation’s Reindeer Run. The event, which included a 5k and a 1-mile fun run, raised about $2,000 for PEF. It was originally scheduled for Dec. 7, but had to be...

12/21/2013 by Jeff Parish

"Wassail Masters"

Kari Raulston presents to winners Joe and Kari Daniel Last Saturday’s annual Wassail Fest in downtown Paris was a big success. Winners of the 2013 Wassail Fest contest were Joe and Kari Daniel owners of Green Boutique located at 111 Lamarr Ave.  The Daniel’s were officially named...

12/20/2013 by eParisExtra
Despite chance of storms, Christmas Parade will be Saturday night

Despite chance of storms, Christmas Parade will be Saturday night

Parade organizers have decided that the storms and rain in the local forecast for tomorrow should be past Paris by parade time. Therefore, the Christmas Parade in downtown Paris will be Saturday evening at 6pm. For those participating in the parade, line up begins at 4pm.       ...

12/20/2013 by eParisExtra
Spirit of Giving Contingency Plan

Spirit of Giving Contingency Plan

NOTE: Planners for the Spirit of Giving will decide on Saturday morning whether or not to postpone based on the weather. If postponed, the event will be held on Sunday at 2pm. For the 6th year, the Spirit of Giving event will take place in the parking lot of the First United Methodist Church on...

12/19/2013 by eParisExtra
Have Yourself a “Stress-free” Little Christmas!

Have Yourself a “Stress-free” Little Christmas!

Christmas is coming….ready or not! The Christmas holiday in itself is something that we look forward to all year long. We enjoy our family time, community Christmas activities, parties, and everything associated with the Christmas season. However, with all the “hustle and bustle” of DOING...

12/17/2013 by eParisExtra
Congratulation Chesney Satcher, Winner of 2013 Christmas Photo Contest

Congratulation Chesney Satcher, Winner of 2013 Christmas Photo Contest

This adorable photo of Paislee, submitted by Chesney Satcher, was the top vote getter in the 2013 eParisExtra.com Christmas photo contest. Chesney will receive 500 tickets for Tuesday night’s 3rd Annual Shop Local $10,000 giveaway to be held on the Plaza at 7 p.m. Congratulations to...

12/16/2013 by eParisExtra
Christmas hits Red River Valley Fairgrounds

Christmas hits Red River Valley Fairgrounds

Chilly temperatures helped lend a holiday atmosphere to this year’s Christmas in Fair Park as shoppers visited Red River Valley Fairgrounds a week later than usual. The event was scheduled for Dec. 6-7, but last week’s winter storms delayed it until this weekend. The Community...

12/14/2013 by Jeff Parish