The Junior League of Texarkana will host its 30th annual Mistletoe Fair Nov. 19-22 at the Four States Fairgrounds to ring in the holiday season. The fair will welcome more than 65 merchants from both near and far.
The annual Mistletoe Fair is the League’s primary fundraiser that supports community projects such as Shoes for the Soul, Holiday from the Heart, Teacher Take Wing and Spring into Reading.
The Mistletoe Fair will start Thur., Nov. 19, with the “Rockin’ Roulette” themed Preview Party. Tickets for this year’s party are $50 and include heavy hors d’ oeuvres catered by sustaining members, beer and wine selections and a cash bar.
The purchase of the ticket also includes casino chips to get you started playing on professionally staffed Blackjack, craps, and Roulette tables sponsored by ORR Auto Group. Guests will be entertained by Texarkana favorites, “Split Decision” while having fun with casino games, getting early shopping done and bidding silent auction items donated by local businesses.
Enjoy private shopping during Friday’s Mistletoe Fair Brunch featuring mimosas, a three course meal and table decorations by Julie’s Deli. The menu will include a carrot-ginger soup, florentine egg soufflé, herb roasted potatoes, grilled asparagus and bourbon- pecan bread pudding. Private shopping begins at 9 a.m. followed by brunch and bingo. Brunch tickets are $40.00.
Friday night will be a fun-filled family evening beginning with a 5:30 p.m. Story Time with Mrs. Claus, followed by the big event, Santa’s arrival at 6:30 p.m. Alamond Photography will be on hand again this year to take pictures with Santa throughout the fair for $10 each.
Throughout the weekend, many of our local dance and cheer companies will be performing for your entertainment. Breakfast with Santa, Santa’s Workshop and Story Time with Santa will also be taking place on both days. Reservations for events can be made in advance or limited seating will be sold at the door.
The benefit drawing for a 2015 Volkswagon Beetle Classic convertible, courtesy of ORR Auto Group, valued at over $26,000, will be held Mon., Nov. 23, 2015 at ORR Auto Group. Tickets can be purchased for $100 and only 500 tickets were printed.
“We are delighted to celebrate the 30th year of Mistletoe Fair. Our steering committee this year has been dedicated to producing the best fair yet. Not only are we raising funds for the children of Texarkana, we are also empowering women and building future leaders for our community,“ said Mary Collin Marracino, 2015-2016 Junior League of Texarkana President. “Without your support, we would never be able to assist children in need. Thank you for your many years of support for the Junior League as we strive to utilize these resources for the betterment of our community.”
About Junior League of Texarkana
The Junior League of Texarkana’s mission includes improving the Texarkana community, promoting voluntarism and developing the potential of women.The league has been a vital part of Texarkana for almost 90 years.
From the beginning, the league has impacted the Texarkana community by helping organizations such as CASA, Hospice of Texarkana, Susan G. Komen Texarkana Race for the Cure® and Texarkana Symphony Orchestra. The Junior League of Texarkana has also developed many projects that continue to impact the lives of children in this region.
For more information on the Junior League of Texarkana go to www.jltexarkana.org