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Downtown shoppers go a-wassailing

Downtown shoppers go a-wassailing

The second Wassail Fest was held downtown Saturday. The spiced cider helped warm up shoppers who braved the chilly weather to partake at various local merchants. The best wassail was determined by votes. Participants were invited to sample and rate cider on a scorecard at 21 different...

12/14/2013 by Jeff Parish
UPDATED: Boys and Girls Club auction tonight

UPDATED: Boys and Girls Club auction tonight

Don’t forget: The Boys and Girls Club’s 64th Annual Youth Auction is 6 p.m. today at First Baptist Church Family Life Center, 207 South Church St. The auction includes nearly 300 live and silent auction items. There will also be a raffle for a a doll built by Paris High School...

12/13/2013 by Jeff Parish
Christians in Action Toy Drive

Christians in Action Toy Drive

The Christians in Action Toy Drive is currently underway.  New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the following locations: Eclips Salon, Dollins Bail Bonds, Green Boutique, Creative Candy Designs, Lone Star Bail Bonds, City Hall Annex, Lamar County Courthouse (Ground Floor) and the office...

12/13/2013 by eParisExtra
Christmas Fun Friday at Texas Tumbling

Christmas Fun Friday at Texas Tumbling

Texas Tumbling and Trampoline is hosting a “Christmas Fun Friday” this evening from 6pm – 10pm. Parents can get a night out while their children are entertained with “reindeer games,” prizes, sweet treats, trampoline time and a visit from Santa. For more...

12/13/2013 by eParisExtra
Downtown events happening this weekend still on

Downtown events happening this weekend still on

Paris Main Street and downtown merchants are preparing for this weekend’s events. Although many outdoor activities have been cancelled local due to storm damage, the Santa’s Paws for a Cause one-mile dog Parade and the Wassail Fest are both still on as planned. The dog parade begins...

12/13/2013 by eParisExtra
Covenant Christian Blue Christmas

Covenant Christian Blue Christmas

Covenant Christian Church is hosting the “Covenant Christian Blue Christmas” on Sunday, Dec. 15. This free family event features “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” presented by the Covenant Blue Men at 10:30 a.m. and again at 6:15 p.m. From 3:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., there...

12/12/2013 by eParisExtra
Two Annual Christmas Traditions in Paris Cancelled due to storm damage

Two Annual Christmas Traditions in Paris Cancelled due to storm damage

The Living Nativity at Providence Baptist Church on FM 195 and the Christmas at the Camp at the Cowboy Church have both been cancelled due to the massive about of tree damage and the wide-spread electrical outages that last week’s storm caused. ...

12/12/2013 by eParisExtra
Voting has begun for eParisExtra.com Photo Contest

Voting has begun for eParisExtra.com Photo Contest

The contest for “Best Christmas Photo” is underway on eParisExtra.com. Just click on the “photo contest” icon on the homepage and it will take you to all the photo entries.  Click the “vote” button for your favorite photo. Great pictures of babies, children,...

12/12/2013 by eParisExtra
'Shop Local' drawing Tuesday night Dec. 17th

'Shop Local' drawing Tuesday night Dec. 17th

The “Shop Local” drawing for $10,000 is Tuesday night, December 17, on the plaza in downtown Paris. Wondering where you can get more tickets? Here is a list of participating businesses who are handing out tickets with each purchase. East Texas Broadcasting–2810 Pine Mill...

12/11/2013 by eParisExtra
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