By Tony Farkas
Now that the turkey is carved and the shopping matches have toned down, it’s time for getting a little Christmas in our lives.
In San Jacinto County, there are two opportunities to ramp up the spirit.
On Saturday, the city of Shepherd will shine with A Hometown Christmas, sponsored by the Greater Shepherd Chamber of Commerce, which will have events, competitions, vendors and parades.
Events begin at 10 a.m. at the Shepherd Community Center with a volleyball tournament, and run until 4 p.m., when the line formation for the parade begins. From 4-6 p.m., floats and parade entries will be judged.
The parade, which starts at 6 p.m., lines up on Liberty Street near City Hall and the Shepherd Library. It will turn onto Loop 424 and proceed to Shepherd Middle School.
For information, call (210) 995-7420 or visit greatershepherdchamberofcommerce.org. Vendor and entry forms are available.
Then on Dec. 9, Coldspring will host its own Hometown Christmas, sponsored by the Coldspring Chamber of Commerce, which begins at 9 a.m.
The events include a gingerbread house construction contest, a city block full of vendors, live entertainment, food trucks, a kids’ zone and pictures with Santa.
The parade will kick off at 6 p.m., with judging beginning at 4:30 p.m.
For information, call (936) 653-2184 for visit coldspringtexas.org. Vendor and entry forms are available there.