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Christmas in Orangefield returns Saturday

The Orangefield Fine Arts Boosters will reintroduce the “Christmas in Orangefield” event Saturday.

“We are very excited to bring this event back to the community after it being absent for a few years,” said Chris Kovatch, treasurer for the organization. “We have a very active board and membership and felt this was something we would like to coordinate as one of our annual fundraisers.”

All funds raised by the boosters will benefit their scholarship fund.

“We are able to speak with the individuals who led the charge for Christmas in Orangefield in past years, shared our vision, and received their blessing to take the reins moving forward,” he said.

The event will start with a parade, followed by food trucks and craft booths on the school grounds behind the high school cafeteria.

Santa and the Grinch will be on hand for pictures.

“Visitors can park in the junior high parking lot. There is no fee to attend.”

It also coordinates with the regular third Saturday opening of the Orangefield Cormier Museum located next to the administration building and gymnasium.

Harvey Wilson posted Monday that the museum will open early at 9:30 a.m. with local Cajun musicians Adrian Hebert, Larry Schexnider and Brayden Lambert jamming on site. The museum will be open until 2 p.m.

The parade begins at 10 a.m.

“In an effort to limit impact to traffic and with this being our inaugural year to host, we have a shortened parade route,” said Kovatch.

It begins in the lot adjacent to First Baptist Church-Orangefield then heads down 105. It will take a right on Sandbar and culminate in the Junior High parking lot.

To sign up for the parade, fill out the online form here: https://forms.gle/XXh9eyunpRdBz8KS6

There is a $20 fee. The rules and other info are on the registration form.

They have booths left for $25 each. Register online here: https://forms.gle/gidbK7X4fnhcuBzQA.

Vendors and Food Trucks already signed up include Wing Junkies, Bullfish, Dough Dough Girls, Bobcat Nutrition, You Play I Pray, Sapphire Wings Boutique, and many more.

If you are interested in sponsoring the event, sign up here: https://forms.gle/6fGCe7tWSW6cLFQS9 

Orangefield Fine Arts Boosters currently covers Band, Drill Team, Color Guard, and Choir. This is a new name for the expanded group.

“We had Orangefield Music Boosters for years,” said Kovatch. “The drill team was discussing forming a booster club. We felt like we could do more together than separately. We voted this year to add drill team to our organization.”

Kovatch said since this is their inaugural event as organizers they are starting on a smaller scale.

“Our OFAB team invites the community out to Christmas in Orangefield this Saturday. We hope to see this event grow in coming years and add even more activities for our community to enjoy.

 Board members that have led the charge of this event include Patrick Harrelson, Crystal and Dustin Loga and Carrie Prouse.

“Our booster club members will be aiding in making this event possible,” said Kovatch.


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