Author: Karen Leidy

FREE Campsites for Those Decorating for Annual Christmas In The Park

Be a part of this year’s Christmas In The Park on Saturday, December 9th at Fairfield Lake State Park. Campsites are FREE for one week to all those who decorate. Decorations must cover three-fourths of campsite, and must be approved by Park staff. Set up for campsites will begin Monday, December 4th.  You have the option to stay at your campsite for the duration of the Christmas In The Park event. Participants must bring three dozen cookies to be shared on the night of the event. To sign up, please contact the Park staff at 903-389-4514.  Or, send an...

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shop small and WIN BIG on Small Business Saturday, November 25th

Fairfield Chamber of Commerce invites you to shop small and WIN BIG this year, beginning on Small Business Saturday, November 25, 2017. For every $25 spent locally, your name will be entered into the drawing for over $2,000 in prizes. Shop Fairfield businesses from November 25 thru December 15 and spread the love in your hometown. Participating businesses include: –Accessories, Etc. –Brenda’s Closet –Plaid Peacock –Hometown Pharmacy Gift Shop –The Shops at Peridot –Kennedy’s Korner –Texas Outfitters Emporium –Bayless NAPA Auto Parts –Armadillo Emporium –In Thee Beginning –Creations Flowers & Gifts –Dapper Designs When you make a purchase, you...

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Light It Up for the Christmas Season with Fairfield’s Annual Decorating Contests

  Light up the community this Christmas. Fairfield residents and business owners are invited to decorate for the holidays and enter the annual decorating contests, sponsored by Fairfield Chamber of Commerce. Both offer cash prizes.  Entries are needed by Monday, December 4th. 2017 Tour of Lights Residential Decorating Contest   Light up your home beginning December 4th through Christmas Day, December 25th. Prizes will be awarded based on originality, interaction with the community, and creativity. Forms must be turned in no later than Dec. 4th.  Winners will be announced on Dec. 21, 2017. First place will receive $500, Second place $300, and Third place $200. Judging will take place between December 9-19, 2017. 2017 Store Front Decorating Contest   Decorate your store front for the Christmas season. Forms must be turned in no later than Dec. 4th.  Store fronts must be decorated by De. 6th. Winner will be announced on Dec. 21, 2017. First Place will receive $100, Second place $75, and Third place $50. For more information on both these contests, please contact the Chamber office at 903-389-5792 or via email to...

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‘A Minion Christmas’ Theme Set for Fairfield’s Annual Christmas Parade

“Bello.” “Luk at tu.” “Banana!” Get ready. Those cute yellow guys will be taking over downtown Fairfield, Texas during the Christmas season, this year. “A Minion Christmas” will be the theme for the 2017 Christmas Parade, set to take off on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Parade will be at 4:00 p.m. Line up is at 3:00 p.m. at the Elementary School. Applications are available for those wanting to enter the parade, hosted by the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce. The parade is open to businesses, organizations, marching bands, and mores. Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd...

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17th Annual Spooktacular Pictures In This Week’s Edition

The “Times” family enjoyed another year of Trick-or-Treating on the Freestone County courthouse square on Halloween night, October 31, 2017. Cat in the Hat and Donald Duck (above) were well protected by a pair of Assasins, portrayed by Heyden, Damian, Chris & Kevin. This smiling pride of lions are Brielle, Bryce and Brenlie Spence. Not everyone was happy to get their picture taken this year, but all enjoyed getting candy.  Dressed in pink are Adeline Alanis, Renesmiegh Alanis and Emmalyn Abbott. The “Times” sends a BIG THANK YOU to Amanda & Anthony Sanders, Faith & Lynda Pinson, and Dale...

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