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Bridge City Chamber of Commerce Taking Applications for 14th Annual Christmas Light Parade

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The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is taking applications for the 14th Annual Christmas Lights Parade, scheduled for December 2, 2023, at 6 PM.

A Mayor’s Trophy and a $200 prize will be awarded to the best “Safari-themed Christmas” entry.  However, decorating in theme is not required to participate.

The entry fee is one new unwrapped toy per person participating in the parade. Toys are distributed to needy children by the Bridge City/Orangefield Ministerial Alliance.

For more info, contact the Bridge City Chamber at 409-735-5671.






2023 Fall and Halloween Festivities

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Take a look at all the Halloween Happenings in Orange County this year!

Are you planning your Trunk or Treat event for 2023? If so, we’d love to list it in our article about Halloween Festivities in Orange County. Please send details (press release, flyer, or link to Facebook event page) to Please DO NOT send the info via FB messenger.

September 23 – October 31, 2023

  • Pumpkin Patch, First Baptist of Bridge City, 200 W Round Bunch Rd, Bridge City

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October 10-28, 2023

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October 28, 2023



Shangri La Opens 13th Annual Scarecrow Festival Registrations

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Shangri La Gardens has opened registration to participate in the 13th Annual Scarecrow Festival, scheduled for Oct. 10-28, 2023.

Celebrate the changing season at the 13th Annual Scarecrow Festival, featuring dozens of unique scarecrow designs, fall flowering displays, thousands of pumpkins, and autumn decorations displayed throughout the gardens. See what the talented members of the community can create with repurposed and recycled materials, as well as a heap of imagination. Scarecrow exhibits are always innovative, inspiring, and kind to their world!

Register your business, organization, church, or other community group to enter a scarecrow in our upcoming Scarecrow Festival. Use your imagination to create a fun and festive scarecrow.

Free online registration is required for scarecrow entries. Register soon to secure your spot:

Storytime Returns to the Orange Public Library

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Storytime returns to the Orange Public Library every Wednesday morning from September 13 – December 13, 2023, at 220 5th St. in Orange.

Early Literacy: 10:15 – 10:45 am
Preschool Storytime is designed for 3 – 5-year-olds. Children enjoy 30 minutes of books, songs, finger puppet plays, and more during this time.

Lapsit: 11:00 – 11:20 am
This program is recommended for children (infants – 2) and their caregivers. Children enjoy 20 minutes of books, bounces, songs, rhymes, and finger puppet plays, emphasizing repetition for their developing minds.

Interactive Playtime: 11:25 – 11:55 am
This is a time for the caregiver and child to interact together. It is also a time to learn to socialize with other children and is an excellent way to help children build social skills, promote learning, and discover that the library is a destination for fun and learning!

Meet new friends, bond with your little one, and explore the many resources the Orange Public Library has to offer.

For more info, contact the library at (409) 883-1086.

September Adulting 101 Program to Focus on Mental Health

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On the third Tuesday of each month from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm, the Orange Public Library hosts “Adulting 101”, a program designed to introduce an “adulting” skill.

Join Region 5 Education Service Center on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for a presentation on “Caring for Your Mental Health.” This program is designed for ages 16 and up. You do not need a library card to attend; registration is not required.

For more information, please contact the Orange Public Library at 409-883-1086.

Upcoming programs include:

  • October 17th: TK Insurance – “Health and Life Insurance Basics”
  • November 21st: Ronnie Wood – “Automotive Basics”
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