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Morganza To Host Christmas Celebration December 14

The Morganza Cultural District (MCD) is hosting Come On Home For Christmas at the Ole’ Morganza High School site on Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 6 pm. There will be many activities at hand, both for children and adults, alike. Live music, train rides for kids, Christmas caroling, and delicious foods will make the evening a delightful get-a-way from those hectic shopping schedules and the hustle and bustle of the season. Family photos will be taken with Santa—in front of the Melancon’s Café backdrop decorated all in Christmas delight, and Santa will arrive by helicopter.

Doug Humphreys of Morganza’s Village One-Stop is gathering names of interested gumbo cook-off participants for this Christmas event, so if you feel you might be interested in beng a part of the contest, call 225-718-4446. If you are an interested vendor, contact Lyle Brown at 225-978-9429. All registration forms are found on

The MCD is excited to announce that they have teamed up with Walmart, Elmo Simmons & Sons Vaults, and Master Edmond’s Martial Arts in Morganza to sponsor Christmas and Canvas, a unique art experience for children ages 5-14 years of age. The cost of this activity is $40 a child, but the first 30 registrants will only pay $5.00. This is a 3 hour group guided class that will begin promptly at 11:30 am on this December 14. Each participant will leave with their very own Christmas canvas. (Parents are expected to stay with participants at all times.) For more information, visit If you know someone who does not have social media or get the newspaper, please let them know about this opportunity and have them call Kevin Simmons (254-258-0310) to register. A TICKET IS REQUIRED.

The MCD will also be collecting new, unwrapped toys on December 14 as a donation to give to a needy family this Christmas holiday. Please bring your donation to the Christmas event.

And last but not least, the MCD sponsored its 2nd Thanksgiving basket giveaway. Participating businesses allowed people to register by visiting their establishments. Over 575 entries were collected from 8 participating businesses.

Because Old River Landing collected the most entries, the MCD put all of their employees’ names in a drawing for a ham and turkey! Coming in with the second most collected names was Village One Stop and third was The Spillway Café. The drawing took place on Monday, November 25, 2019 and the winner was Brad Edmonds. Congratulations!


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