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Celebrate a Pineywoods Christmas at State Park

Enjoy an evening of cheer to remember throughout the year at our 8th annual Christmas in the Park! Come on out to see the park dressed in its holiday best! This year, in order to protect Santa and his elves, the event will be drivethrough only. Please stay warm and snuggly in your vehicle as you make your way through the twinkling lights and towering pines. Keep those letters to Santa handy and be sure to drop them in the North Pole mailbox.

Sock donation was a success
Sock donation was a success
Sock donation was a success

Sock donation was a success

It takes a village, or in this case, a community, to reach out to the homeless in these cold and Covid times. Thanks to the generosity of the Amity Study Club members and the residents of the Atlanta community, Cody Howard will be able to provide warmth to homeless individuals who are in need this winter. This is a real reason for the season. Merry Christmas. Pictured are left to right: Howard, Director of Mission Texarkana and Teri Lovely, President of Amity Study Club of Atlanta. Courtesy photo

Christmas at the Park

Christmas at the Park

Atlanta State Park will be celebrating their 11 Annual Christmas in the Park. They do not have any spots left to camp but they invite visitors to join them for a drive-thru to look at all the beautiful Christmas decorations with the participation of the park guests. Santa, Mrs. Claus, The Grinch and Smokey Bear will be here to welcome people to the park for free. This year the event will be on December 18 and 19 from dark to 9:00 p.m.Journal-Sun Photo

On Saturday
On Saturday
On Saturday
On Saturday

On Saturday

On Saturday, December 19 Santa will be back at Potato Patch from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.! People from the community are invited to bring their children and take photos with the man himself! They will have refreshments and hot cocoa! According to Kayla Hill the Manager, “This is our 3rd year to host Santa. Not only do kids enjoy it, but also the adults join in with taking photos with Santa. It’s just an overall fun-filled day with the people in our community. We look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday, and on behalf of all of us at Potato Patch, Merry Christmas!” Courtesy photos

The band in blue gets a royal send off
The band in blue gets a royal send off
The band in blue gets a royal send off
The band in blue gets a royal send off

The band in blue gets a royal send off

The Roaring Band from Tigerland set off for the legendary home of the Alamo on Saturday. Packed and ready to go, the students loaded onto charter busses courtesy of the administration and band boosters and were roaring and ready to rock the roof off of the Alamodome at the UIL State Marching Band Championship. The competition, held on Monday, Dec. 14, will be a historic event for the band as no one is aware of the band ever going to state. With busses loaded, the students were given a police escort from the parking lot of the high school and cheered on by all of their biggest fans. A sensational send off to an extraordinary event that the students and their band director, Ron Williams, will surely never forget.

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