Logansport Christmas Festival

By Nicole Tull

A Cajun Christmas was the theme for the Logansport Christmas Festival this past Saturday. Festivities got started bright and early with a Run at 9:00. Experienced runners and toddlers in tow were found on the path.

Booths and the car show opened at 10:00. Several vehicles entered the show. A sports car, pick-up truck, and a couple of Volkswagens captured the attention of festival goers.

Crafters, pop-up shops, non-profit organizations and food venders all peddled their wares in booths all over from the parking lot to the field. Hand-crafted items were displayed in wood, jewelry, fabric, paint, food, wax, and metals. Pop-up shops featured festive and fashionable styles of various clothing.

Delicious food smells wafted through the air at the waterfront park. There was something for everyone.

As the sun set, folks started anticipating the parade which was set to pass through at 6:00. The Grinch could be found wandering about misbehaving prior to the floats coming by. He sneaked up on people and covered children’s faces posing for a photograph.

Once the parade got going you could see brightly lit and seasonally decorated vehicles featuring local pageant winners, public servants, schools, and businesses. The most anticipated jolly ol’ fella came on the last vehicle, the DFD #1 fire truck. Santa departed his post and went to the Santa House where children were already lined up waiting for a chance to tell him their Christmas wishes.

Fireworks ended the evening. Quite a display went on for several minutes. Folks full of Christmas cheer and community spirit packed up their brood and headed home after a full day of fun on the banks of Sabine River.