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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
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