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Holiday Happenings
The Dickinson Festival of Lights and Other Holiday Happenings
by Dickinson City Council Member Kerry Neves
Friday, November 30, 2007

Kerry NevesNo, you did not miss my summary of the last City Council meeting.  Because of a conflict in schedules, I had to miss the meeting, so there was no summary from me.  Our next meeting will be December 11, and I will be there for it.
In case you haven't noticed, the Festival of Lights is now open.  Our planned opening on Saturday, as well as Sunday, was rained out.  But we are now open and lots of people are attending.  We are open daily from 6:00 to 9:30 PM.  On weekends, shuttle buses run from the parking lot of True Cross Catholic Church right to the entrance at Paul Hopkins Park, and then back to the Church.  Take advantage of this easy way to get to the Festival, as we celebrate our 10th Anniversary.  The Festival is bigger and better than ever this year, and as always there is no charge to attend.
This Saturday, December 1, will be the official Grand Opening of the Festival.  The ceremony (short & sweet) begins at 6:00.  More importantly, we will be having the "Blizzard on the Bayou" beginning at 6:30.  This is an event with real snow for kids from 2 to 12 to play in, and will end at the end of the evening.  We will also have our Chug-A-Bug train for kids as well, and Santa will also be there.  We are expecting a big crowd for these events, so plan on coming early.
Various civic organizations are working at the Festival this year, and if you are a member of the DCPAAA or the Dickinson Historical Society, for example, make sure you check with your group to see when your organization will need to provide people.  DHS is working on December 13 and 20, so let Dee Cover at the Historic Railroad Center know if you would like to be involved - 281-534-4367.
The First United Methodist Church is having a Kid's Day Christmas on December 1 from noon until 3:00. Children in grades 1 through 6 are invited to participate in a fun day of activities and crafts in support of our military forces overseas.  Craft and card making activities and workshops will help the children create ornaments and cards, which will then be sent to our service men and women in time for Christmas.  Please join in this wonderful event at the Church on FM 517 West.
I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving, and are ready for a wonderful Christmas season.  There are lots of ways for you to get involved in the Dickinson community, and I hope you will take advantage of them.
Kerry Neves

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