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By Mayor David Rutledge
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It's here! Let the festivities begin...

From the Desk of Mayor David Rutledge

 

Last updated 11/30/2021 at 12:36pm

Come out this Friday evening, December 3rd beginning at 5:00 pm for our first annual "Christmas in the Park" and Christmas tree lighting.  

The fun will begin at 5:00 pm.  We'll have school choir children singing Christmas carols at the pavilion.  There will be vendor booths in the Community Center and Library parking lots with all kinds of arts and crafts, food and drinks, and other entertainment.  

Santa Claus will be there for pictures and visiting with the children.  Santa would like for every child to share in the spirit of Christmas if they can by bringing an unwrapped toy to give to another child that may need one.  And Santa's lap is the perfect place to take a holiday photo to send to friends and family.

Around 6:30 pm we will light a beautiful 23 feet tall Christmas tree near the pavilion.  This event is being run by volunteers who answered the call to bring this to our citizens.  If you'd like to help, please contact City Hall at 409-735-6801.

We ask that you park at the Little League Ball Park parking lots and not along the sides of Parkside Street.  If we need more parking, we will open additional parking areas.  If you'd like to help shuttle people from the parking lots to the Community Center and back again, we could use a few more golf carts with drivers.  Please call City Hall at the number above for more details and to sign up.

Coming again this year the Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Christmas Parade on the evening of Saturday December 4th.  This year's theme is broad and simple: "Texas Christmas".  I encourage individuals, businesses, and civic organizations to enter a float in the parade, especially one that is theme-based.  There is also the "Mayor's Trophy" and a $200 prize that goes to the entry judged to be "Best in Theme".  Contact the Chamber for an application and other information.  

So, come on out and have a wonderful time with your family, friends, and neighbors.  Everyone involved in these events is really excited to bring them to our City.  We hope they are a great kick-off for a wonderful holiday season.  See you at the Park on Friday evening!

 

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