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December Events in Downtown Fairfield: Old Time Christmas

The City of Fairfield and Freestone County will kick off the Christmas season with its annual Christmas Celebration on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Freestone County Courthouse Square. Schedule of Events–3:00 – Parade participants start lining up–3:30 – The Christmas Story will be read–4:00 – Parade Starts (Charlie Brown Theme)–5:00 to 8:30 – Visit Santa and The Charlie Brown House (Ornament making for the new community Christmas tree, Letters to Santa, make your own Reindeer food for Rudolf) Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Stilt Walkers, and Kiddie Rides–6:15 – Big Holiday Give-Away Winners/Announcements–6:30 – Tree Lighting and LIVE Nativity Scene On Sunday, December 4th, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the River of Life LIVE Nativity Scene and petting zoo will be taking place again. Fairfield Lake State Park will host its annual Christmas in the Park even on Saturday, December 10th from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. The weekend of December 16-18th, the Ice Skating Rink will be in town. Friday hours are from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. On Saturday, the rink will be open from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Also on Saturday, December 17th, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., there will be Jingle All the Way, Santa, Hat Makers, Winter Wonderland Surprise, Face Painting, and a Wreath Giveaway; an on Sunday, December 18th, the...

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BIG Holiday Give Away

Shop local, and get a chance to win: The Big Holiday Give Away is back! From now through December 2nd, you can visit local businesses for a chance to enter the drawing for awesome prizes. Visit one of ten local retailers and have your card validated by the cashier to be entered in the drawing.  They include:–Texas Outfitters–Kennedy’s Korner–Accessories, Etc.–Juls by Jul–Dry Gulch Mercantile–Bayless NAPA Auto–Brenda’s Closet–Creation’s Flowers & Gifts–The Candle Shop–Darlings & Divas Couture–In Thee Beginning –Armadillo Emporium–The Shops at Peridot Winner fo the Big Holiday Give Away will be announced at the Old Time Christmas event Saturday, December 3rd on the courthouse square in Fairfield, Texas. For more information, contact the Fairfield Chamber of...

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Send Your Letters to The ‘Times’

Christmas is closer than we realize! Freestone County Times is looking forward to sharing letters to Santa Claus with our readers from local Elementary students. Forms have been sent out to all the schools in our county. If you would like to submit a letter to Santa for publication, be sure to get them in before Wednesday, December 7, 2015 to make one of this year’s Christmas editions (December 14th and 21st). Letters may be delivered to our office at 401 E. Commerce in Fairfield, Texas or emailed to Thank you for continuing the tradition of Santa letters this...

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Income Growth Conference Dec. 13 in Waco

Agricultural Sustainability in a Challenging Marketplace will be the keynote luncheon theme during the 55th Blackland Income Growth Conference Dec. 13 at the Extraco Events Center, 4601 Bosque Blvd. in Waco. The conference is sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Waco Chamber of Commerce. Julie Borlaug, associate director of external relations at the Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture at Texas A&M University in College Station, will be the keynote luncheon speaker. “The BIG Conference features a number of commodity sessions including beef, horse, horticulture, cotton grain, rural land management, forage and wildlife designed to help producers improve profitability and enhance stewardship practices,” said Robin Liebe, conference chair and McLennan County agriculture producer. The following are program topics and speakers:–9:00-11:45 a.m. beef session: Nutritional Economics, Dr. Ron Gill, AgriLife Extension livestock specialist, College Station Cattle Market Outlook (Short and Long Term), Dr. Jason Johnson, AgriLife Extension economist, Stephenville Public Policy and How it Affects the Cattle Business and Landowners, Jason Skaggs, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, Austin.–9:00-11:45 a.m. grain session: Herbicide Resistance, Where We Came From and Where Are We Going?, Dr. Peter Dotray, Texas A&M AgriLife Research weed scientist, Lubbock Northern Corn Blight and Goss’s Wilt in the Texas Blacklands, Dr. Tom Isakeit, AgriLife Extension plant pathologist, College Station Nitrogen Management and Efficiency, Dr. Jake Mowrer, AgriLife Extension soil specialist, College Station Sugarcane Aphid...

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Farm Bureau Donates to Freestone Cancer Group

Freestone County Farm Bureau donated $500 to the Freestone County Cancer Group. Pictured left to right are Beau Chastain, Agency Manager Freestone County Farm Bureau; Cancer Support Group members Jane Morrison, Jeanette Cornett, Pat Wiggins and Spain...

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