Eunice High School students march in the 2018 Kiwanis Club Christmas Parade. The parade is scheduled at 5 p.m. today on 2nd Street in Eunice. (Photos by Harlan Kirgan)
Christmas season kicks into high gear today
The Eunice Kiwanis Club Christmas Parade today and the first of two community concerts today signals the Christmas season getting into high gear in Eunice.
The parade is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. on North 2nd Street and travels south to the City Hall parking lot.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in the parade and meet youngsters in the City Hall lobby after the parade.
The parade will be followed by the first of two Eunice Community Concert Band & Choir Christmas Concerts at the First Baptist Church on Park Avenue.
The concert begins at 7 p.m. A second concert is scheduled on Friday.
Selections will include: Come On It’s Christmas, Fruitcake, Gospel Magnificat, It’s Christmas, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, The First Noel, Angels We Have Heard on High, Baby It’s Cold Outside, Brazilian Sleigh Bells, Breath of Heaven, Christmas on Broadway, O Come O Come Emmanuel, Oogie Boogie’s Song, and Big Band of Shepherds.
Tickets are $5 for adults and children under 12 is $2. Tickets can be purchased by calling 337-457-1776, or at the door.
There will also be an art exhibit by artist Ted Bertrand & Friends.
Also on Friday, John Schneider, who played Bo Duke in The Dukes of Hazzard television series, is to perform in a concert to start at 7 p.m. at The Liberty Theater. Also scheduled to perform are Joe-El Sonnier with the Louisiana Yard Dogs.
The concert is to include Christmas music.
On Tuesday, the Eunice Food Bank, 251 W. Park Ave., will hold its annual Food Bank Food Drive from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Mary Ann Guillory, director, is seeking volunteers for that date, as well as store plastic bags.
The public can drop off non perishables, canned goods, toiletries at the Food Bank.
For more information, call Guillory at 337-457-7541 or 337-305-0876.
On Wednesday, the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s TRIAD Christmas party is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 11 at the Yambilee Building, 1863 West Landry, Opelousas.
Lunch will be served, live music and door prizes from local merchants and health care providers will be on hand. There will be guest speakers.