Several holiday events going on this week

Shopping, BBQ cook-off/car show, community feast


    ‘Tis the season to be thinking about about the season -- the Christmas shopping season, that is.
    Several special shopping events are scheduled for the next few days.
    The Bunkie Chamber Christmas Open House will be held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday.
Businesses participating in this event include: City Drugs, Steeles Florist & Gifts, JoJo Flowers, GibKo, New Parrino Drugs, Fleur De Lis Boutique, Factory Connection, Security Finance, Twisted Scissors, Dugout/ Rocky’s, T-Raks’s Specialty Meats, Fully Loaded Cafe and Zapote’s Mexican Restaurant.
   “Our members are excited to promote exclusive sales and giveaways for one night only,” Bunkie Chamber President Tiffany Tuminello said. “We invite everyone to come and shop at all the venues for special sales, plus enjoy wine and refreshments at many of the businesses and local restaurants. We want people to buy local and shop local.”
    Action on Acton Open House will be held Thursday,  from 5:30-8 p.m. Businesses on Acton Road in Marksville that are participating include:  Bronzing Tans On Acton, 407 Acton Rd., (318) 597-5135; Cimarron’s Closet, being held at Bella Diva Salon and Spa, (318) 253-1800; Bella Diva Salon and Spa, 430 Acton Rd., (318) 240-9308; Stems LLC, 407 Acton Rd., (318) 253-7414; Daiquiri Island, 349 Acton Rd., (318) 253-6436; Brown Bag Gourmet,  310 Acton Rd., (318) 240-8211; Yum Yogurt, 458 Acton Rd.,  (318) 734-8709; and Yo Pies, hosted at Stems LLC, (318) 447-6058. 
    The paintings of Leah Morace will be on display for purchase at Bella Diva Salon.
    Christmas Open House Shopping Tour will be held Thursday through Saturday.
    Businesses around Avoyelles Parish participating in this event include: Cajun Blessings Thrift Shop, 2342 Hwy 115, Hessmer, (318) 264-1678; Junie Moons, 4968 Hwy 1, Marksville, (318) 305-0979; Just Like Mom’s Resale, 3759 Hwy 1192, Marksville, (318) 305-0772; Tanglewood Soap Company, 410 N. Main, Marksville, (318) 253-6355; The Wishing Well, 5415 Hwy 1, Marksville, (318) 240-7277; WesMar Goat Farm, 851 Couvillion St., Moreauville, (318) 985-2095; and Panaroma Foods, 815 Tunica Drive West, Marksville, (318) 253-6403.
    The annual Christmas Extravaganza will be held from 10 a.m.. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Paragon Casino Resort’s Mari Center on Tunica Drive in Marksville.
    The Tunica-Biloxi Political Action Committee is sponsoring its 7th bi-annual "BBQ Throwdown" at the Paragon Casino RV Resort in Marksville this Saturday.
     The event will also include a car and motorcycle show on Friday and Saturday. Various types of vendors are expected at the event.
     For more information, call 240-6414. 
     The Bunkie Community Feast -- a Thanksgiving season tradition -- will be held Sunday in Haas Auditorium. The meal on Sunday will be served  from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. People who wish to make donations of food are asked to bring them on Sunday morning starting at 9:30 a.m. The food must be in a disposable container with foil covering. Each dish should be clearly tagged  with the contents of the dish, heated and ready to serve.


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Marksville, LA 71351
(318) 253-9247