Lepanto gears up for Christmas festivities

Monday, December 12, 2011

Lepanto's 23rd annual Community Christmas Parade will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. No entry fee is required, but everyone must complete an entry fee and waiver to participate.

This year's Grand Marshal is Mack Howington of Lepanto. The master of ceremonies is Jody Duffel, assisted by Tarra Wright Holt.

Those who want more information may contact Kaye Holiman at (870) 475-6084 or mericiakh@rittermail.com. The deadline for entries is Saturday, Dec. 3.

Elementary School Event

The East Poinsett County (EPC) Elementary Lepanto campus will host a Polar Express Literacy Night from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, for elementary students. Children are asked to wear pajamas to school that day and night. The teachers will have golden tickets for the students to travel from room to room for the activities. Community leaders and parents are encouraged to go to the school that day and read to the students. Those who want more information may contact Paige Tyler at the school, (870) 475-2632.

Christmas Program

The The EPC Lepanto campus will have its annual Christmas program Thursday, Dec. 15, in the school cafeteria. Those who want more information may contact Ms. Fischer at (870) 475-2632.

Decorating Contest

The Lepanto homeowners and merchants Light Up, Fix Up and Decorate It contest will be from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14. Participates are asked to turn on their displays and keep them lit during this time. The winners will be announced the following day. The top three will have a yard sign displayed in their yard during the month, receive a plaque and recognition in the Poinsett County Democrat-Tribune newspaper.

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