2019 Holiday Calendar of Events

2019 Holiday Festivities Calendar of Events



Sunday Nov. 24 -

FIRST BAPTIST HOST COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING

Center First Baptist Church,117 Cora, will host a Community Thanksgiving Celebration service Sunday, Nov. 24, 6 p.m. All churches are warmly invited! There will be food and fellowship following the service.

Sunday Nov. 24 -

JOAQUIN COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING MEAL AND FELLOWSHIP

Head to Joaquin High School at 6:00 p.m. for a community Thanksgiving meal and fellowship service. All are invited to come out, bring a dish and stay for food and fellowship. 

 

Thursday Nov. 28 -

SENIOR NUTRITION SITE COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER

It's that time again! Come join us for our Community Thanksgiving Dinner! As always, it will be at the Senior Nutrition Site on Thursday, November 28th from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. Come be a part of our family and enjoy the wonderful food and fellowship as we all give thanks for the blessings we have. For more information, such as pick-up orders or volunteering, call Mrs. Dee @ (936) 598-7768.

Thursday Dec. 5 -

7TH ANNUAL TASTE OF THE HOLIDAYS

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors are hosting the 7th Annual Taste of the Holidays, presented by Shelby Savings Bank. Come join us for an eclectic culinary sampling and dining experience on Thursday, December 5th from 5-8 p.m. at the John D. Windham Civic Center. Tickets will be on sale beginning Monday, November 12th and will be available to be purchased at Shelby County Today, The Light and Champion, the Shelby County of Commerce office or from any Chamber Ambassador. Space is limited and advance tickets are $15 per person. No tickets will be available at the door. Those showcased in the exclusive Taste of the Holidays are local chamber member restaurants, caterers, florists and other specialty businesses. Gold sponsors for the Taste of the Holiday event are /specter, Inc. and Sabine State Bank. For additional information, please call (936)598-3682, email info@shelbycountychamber.com or visit www.shelbycountychamber.com.

 

 

Saturday Dec. 7 -

Santa's Christmas Parade

Center's annual Santa's Christmas Parade begins at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7. Due to the construction on the downtown square, the Parade route will be slightly altered. Once the Parade gets to the downtown square, participants will continue on Shelbyville Street and turn left onto Cora Street. The Parade will continue on Cora Street until Crockett Street where participants will turn left and left again onto Logansport Street heading back to the Square. Once participants come to either George Ihlo Drive, Porter Street or Tenaha Street they may turn right and return to their start point.Plan on spending the day on the Square to shop and enjoy the Parade. Shops will be open and many will be having their Christmas Open Houses.

 

The Parade will be followed by Christmas at the Rio featuring a performance by Center High School theater students

 

EAST TEXAS CHOPPER GUYS ANNUAL TOY RUN AND FOOD DRIVE

East Texas Chopper Guys Annual toy run and food drive will be held on December 7th in downtown Joaquin. Gift bags will be given to the first 75 children. Bike show kicks off at 10 a.m, Raffle and Auction to be held after the parade in downtown Joaquin at 3 p.m. Bike entry must participate in the parade. $10 entry fee or toy or canned goods. Awards will be announced at 5 p.m. All proceeds go to Joaquin Christian Services and will be used to help families in Shelby County. Please come out and help support this event. Anyone interested in donating to our raffle or auction, please contact Nancy Stevens at (936) 269-3360 (home) or (936) 645-1761 (cell).

Saturday Dec. 7 -

Breakfast With Santa

The 12th Annual Breakfast With Santa hosted by Xi Alpha Delta Rho – Saturday, December 7, at 9 a.m. at the Windham Civic Center.
A $15 dollar donation includes: breakfast, making reindeer food, 4x6 picture with Santa, face painting and pictures in the Boom Boom Photo Booth. For tickets or information, please call or text (936) 657-4848.

 

 

 

 

A HALLMARK CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL CAR & TRUCK SHOW

Joaquin hosting Christmas Festival Car & Truck show beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, in downtown Joaquin.

Saturday Dec. 7 -

SNOWBOUND IN EAST TEXAS

Puppet Wise Productions proudly presents Snowbound in East Texas, a foot stompin' holiday puppet show. The puppet show will be Saturday, December 7th at 11 a.m at Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library and is sponsored by the Friends of Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library.

 

Sunday Dec. 8 -

"THE CHRISTMAS EXPRESS" MUSICAL PRESENTED BY CHILDREN'S CHOIR

The Children’s Choir of First Baptist Church, located at 117 Cora, will present the Christmas musical “The Christmas Express” Sunday, Dec. 8, 10:15am.

Sunday Dec. 8 -

CENTER POLICE DEPARTMENT'S BLUE SANTA

The Center Police Department's Blue Santa program is getting ready to load the sleigh and needs your help. Blue Santa is asking for donations of new toys, books, or clothes for all ages of boys and girls. Monetary donations are also welcomed. Mark your Calendars for Cookies and Cocoa with Santa for December 8th 2-4 p.m. Enjoy all your favorite treats, and Free Pictures with Santa, and don’t forget to bring Santa a toy to donate. Every person that brings a gift gets entered into a drawing for a 32 in TV and a DVD player.

Saturday Dec. 14 -

PRAISE 2019

Shelby County Outreach Ministries is gearing up for Praise 2019. It will be held on December 14th at 6 p.m and will feature choirs and youth groups from around the community! There will be singing, silent auctions, live auctions, door prizes and refreshments! We will also give recognition to our partners and loyal churches that support our ministries. It will be held at the Senior Nutrition Site on Loop 500 in Center. Tickets for the event will be $10 each. For information, please call (936) 598-4990.

 

Sunday Dec. 15 -

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH PRESENTS "FIRST CHRISTMAS"

The Worship Ministry of First Baptist Church, located at 117 Cora, will present “First Christmas”, a holiday gift to the community, Sunday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. The production will feature several choirs, a living nativity, and all your favorite Christmas songs.

Tuesday Dec. 24 -

FIRST BAPTIST COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE

First Baptist Church, located at 117 Cora, will host a Community Christmas Eve Candlelight service at 6 p.m on Tuesday, December 24.

 

To have your 2019 holiday event added, please email the information to: news@lightandchampion.com

The Light and Champion

137 San Augustine St.
Center TX 75935
936-598-3377