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Santa Paws for a Cause

Santa Paws for a Cause

Everyone is invited come and watch the Santa Paws for a Cause one mile Dog Parade is set for 10:00 a.m. December 14, 2013 in Historic downtown Paris.  Spectators are guaranteed a howling good time while they cheer the dogs raising their paws for a cause. The Parade is benefiting the Lamar...

12/09/2013 by eParisExtra
Annie at PCT great fun for whole family!

Annie at PCT great fun for whole family!

The first weekend of the musical “Annie” at the Paris Community Theatre was a success despite the ice storm which forced cancellation of the Friday night performance. The play will run next weekend Thursday-Saturday, with performances at 7:30pm and on Sunday, there will be a matinee...

12/08/2013 by eParisExtra
Reindeer Run postponed due to inclement weather

Reindeer Run postponed due to inclement weather

The Reindeer Run 5k slated for this Saturday as part of the Holiday in Paris festivities has been postponed until December 21st, according to Sandy Holt, executive director of the Paris Education Foundation due to the winter storm expected to roll in on Thursday evening.  Reindeer Run...

12/04/2013 by eParisExtra
8th Annual

8th Annual "Christmas in the Camp" hosted by The Cowboy Church of Paris

  The 8th Annual “Christmas in the Camp” hosted by the Cowboy Church of Paris is Dec. 12-14th. Come see the true Christmas Story played out in 9 live scenes at the home of the Cowboy Church of Paris, Texas. They will be hosting tours through the Red River Valley Bible Camp by...

12/03/2013 by eParisExtra
The Salvation Army needs volunteer Bell Ringers

The Salvation Army needs volunteer Bell Ringers

The Salvation Army needs volunteer Bell Ringers at their Christmas Kettles. There are shifts available Monday – Saturday between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Families, church groups, friends, clubs, and businesses are all welcome to sign up for a shift. Salvation Army asks for a 2 hour minimum...

12/03/2013 by eParisExtra

"Christmas in Fair Park" this weekend

The annual “Christmas in Fair Park” is set for this weekend. The event will be open on Friday, Dec. 6, from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. and again on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Lamar County Fairgrounds. Admission is free and so is parking. Activities include four...

12/03/2013 by eParisExtra
Best Christmas Photo Contest - win 500 tickets for the $10,000 Shop Local Drawing

Best Christmas Photo Contest - win 500 tickets for the $10,000 Shop Local Drawing

Think you have the “Best Christmas Photo?”  If so send it in to eParisExtra.com to win a 500 tickets for the $10,000 Shop Local Drawing. The drawing for the $10,000 cash prize is Tuesday, December 17 at 7 p.m. in downtown Paris. You must be present to win. Send in your Christmas...

12/02/2013 by eParisExtra
Santa Paws for a Cause Dog Parade

Santa Paws for a Cause Dog Parade

The Santa Paws for a Cause 1 mile Dog Parade is set for 10:00 a.m. December 14, 2013 on the west side of the JJ Culbertson Fountain in Historic downtown Paris, Texas. Formally the Santa Paw’s Dog Dash, the event has added several new twists. Family’s are encouraged to enter this pet...

11/27/2013 by eParisExtra
2nd Annual Wassail Fest in downtown Paris scheduled for Dec. 14

2nd Annual Wassail Fest in downtown Paris scheduled for Dec. 14

As a part of Holiday in Paris activities, Paris Main Street is hosting the 2nd Annual Wassail Fest in downtown Paris on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. Wassail is a seasonal spiced cider served as a hot drink and comes from an old English tradition. Those participating in Wassail fest...

11/24/2013 by eParisExtra
Paris' Christmas concert -- 'Songs of the Season' -- set for Dec. 3

Paris' Christmas concert -- 'Songs of the Season' -- set for Dec. 3

  “Songs of the Season,” which has become a Christmas tradition in Paris, is on the schedule for Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of East Baptist Church, 725 N. Collegiate Dr. Pat Fowzer “This performance will mark its 25th anniversary,” said Pat...

11/23/2013 by Charles Richards
Gingerbread House Extravaganza at First United Methodist

Gingerbread House Extravaganza at First United Methodist

The Gingerbread House Extravaganza has become an annual tradition. Hosted by First United Methodist Church, this event allows children to come in and decorate their very own Gingerbread House, choosing literally from a buffett of candy decorations. This year’s event is Thursday, December...

11/13/2013 by eParisExtra
Holiday in Paris kicks off next week

Holiday in Paris kicks off next week

With Halloween out of the way, it’s time to start thinking about the holidays. Holiday in Paris has grown and the festivities start next Saturday, Nov. 9. That day, local businesses will be hosting Christmas Open Houses, and that evening at 6 p.m. in downtown Paris is the annual...

11/01/2013 by eParisExtra
'A sea of yellow' -- courtesy a field of sunflowers in Honey Grove

'A sea of yellow' -- courtesy a field of sunflowers in Honey Grove

A sea of yellow … in this sunflower field on the south side of U.S. 82 coming out of Honey Grove toward Paris. (eParisExtra.com photo by Charles Richards) ...

06/14/2013 by Charles Richards
Paris Independent Bikers sponsor a Christmas celebration at Paris Healthcare Center

Paris Independent Bikers sponsor a Christmas celebration at Paris Healthcare Center

Members of the Paris Independent Bikers and Paris Bikers Church gathered in holiday spirit and giving at Paris Healthcare Center to give presents and spread cheer amongst the residents. “We wanted to sponsor a Christmas Celebration at Paris Healthcare Center because many other Motorcycle...

12/18/2012 by Josh Allen
Paris Church of God to Present Christmas Through Music and Drama This Sunday

Paris Church of God to Present Christmas Through Music and Drama This Sunday

Join the Paris Church of God this Sunday, December 16 as they present “Celebrate the Season…Celebrate the Son!”: a Christmas program that encorporates both drama and music. Service times are 10:45 and 6:00 p.m. ...

12/14/2012 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor
Prairiland 3rd graders give over 60 toys to Toys for Tots

Prairiland 3rd graders give over 60 toys to Toys for Tots

Pictured here holding toys that were collected to donate to Toys for Tots are Prairiland (Blossom) Elementary 3rd grade students, teachers, a US Marine, and Toys for Tots helpers. All together the third grade students donated 63 toys! The teachers pictured are Mrs. Bridges, Mrs. Brook, and...

12/13/2012 by Josh Allen
Amazing - dancing - Christmas light display

Amazing - dancing - Christmas light display

Brothers Brad and Brent Ford have raised the bar when it comes to Christmas light displays, with their fully choreographed, multi-lighted show at 3030 SE 41st Street — just off the southeast Loop, on the road near the Lighthouse Church. The music is broadcast over the radio and into your...

12/13/2012 by Josh Allen
Paris Apothecary Holiday Party Dec. 21 - Win $250 Shopping Spree

Paris Apothecary Holiday Party Dec. 21 - Win $250 Shopping Spree

  Next Friday from 5pm to 6pm join Paris Apothecary for its annual holiday party and register to win a $250 shopping spree! ...

12/12/2012 by eParisExtra
Give the gift that keeps one living

Give the gift that keeps one living

“Sober Drivers Make Great Gifts” TxDOT’s “Holiday P.A.S.S” encourages Texans to give the gift of a sober ride this holiday season.    It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but one poor decision to drink and drive could bring a devastating end to holiday celebrations. As...

12/11/2012 by Josh Allen
First United Methodist Church of Paris will present its annual Candlelight and Carols service at 6:30 p.m. Sunday

First United Methodist Church of Paris will present its annual Candlelight and Carols service at 6:30 p.m. Sunday

A tradition at First United Methodist Church of Paris for more than 75 years — the annual Candlelight and Carols service — will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, in the church sanctuary. The Chancel Choir will sing the Christmas cantata, “A Celebration of Carols,” by...

12/10/2012 by Charles Richards