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Mardi Gras on the Sabine Parade Date Set for February 11

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The Mardi Gras on the Sabine Krew of Krews Parade has been set for Saturday, February 11, 2023, at 6:30 PM.

Line-up begins at the City of Orange Boat Ramp.

Entries for floats, motorcycles, gas-power golf carts, and cars are being accepted at the Greater Orange Chamber of Commerce office.  Entries are due by January 31, 2023. The entry forms can be found online here.

For more info, contact the Greater Orange Chamber of Commerce at (409) 883-3536.



Orange Public Library Offering New Adulting Program Series

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Each month the Orange Public Library will sponsor a program designed to introduce an “adulting” skill.

Adulting 101 will be held on the third Tuesday of every month from 5:30-6;30 PM at the Orange Public Library, located at 220 5th St. in Orange.

Adulting 101 will kick off on January 24, 2023, with Neches Federal Credit Union presenting Improving Your Financial Health. This program is designed for ages 16 and up. You do not need a library card to attend, and registration is not required.

Lutcher Theater Bringing Science to Life For Local Students

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Grab your lab coats and safety goggles because science is about to explode on the Lutcher Theater stage! Come on an educational tour of the scientific method as Doktor Kaboom! Look Out! Science is Coming! brings the topic to life at the Lutcher Theater on January 19, 2023, with two shows at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. as part of the Lutcher Incredible Kids Events.

David Epley, through the character of Doktor Kaboom! performs original interactive science comedy shows for audiences of all ages. Creatively blending theatre arts with the wonders of scientific exploration, Doktor Kaboom! keeps his crowds riveted with interest and rolling with laughter. Join Kaboom! for a sidesplitting journey of increasingly spectacular (and often successful) science experiments designed to involve, excite, educate and entertain.

“This quick-paced one-hour show will keep students entertained with innovative science experiments that are hilarious and enthralling to our area students,” said Lynae Sanford, executive director of the Lutcher Theater.

Topics covered during Doktor Kaboom! Look Out! Science is Coming! include safety; pressure and force; simple machines; velocity; application of science to everyday life; the scientific method (hypothesis and experimentation); multiple experimentation; constant discovery of new information and data; definitions: chemical reactions, exothermic, external and chemical formula; mass; air pressure and demonstration vs. experimentation.

The show is best suited for fourth through eighth graders and family programming.

The Lutcher Incredible Kids Events is underwritten by the Stark Foundation and sponsored by Invista, Gopher Industrial, and the Lutcher Theater Service Guild. Because of their generosity, student tickets for Doktor Kaboom! Look out! Science is Coming! are offered at $5, allowing students the opportunity to experience live theater for a reduced rate.

Limited tickets are available for Doktor Kaboom! Look out! Science is Coming! To purchase, please call the Lutcher Box Office at 409.886.5535 or visit for more information. The Lutcher Theater is located at 707 Main Avenue in Orange, TX.

Christmas Festivities Return to Orangefield

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Christmas Festivities return to Orangefield on Saturday, December 17, 2022, courtesy of The Orangefield Fine Arts Boosters, which supports the OHS Band, Colorguard, Choir, and Sophsticats.

First up is the parade at 10 AM. The route starts at the corner of 105 and S. Greenwood, goes down 105, and ends at 105 and Sandbar.

Then immediately following the parade is the Christmas in Orangefield Event from 11 AM – 3 PM in the parking lot area behind OHS Visitor’s Concession Stand. The event will feature pictures with Santa, gumbo by Rene Naquin, vendor booths, pictures with The Grinch, food trucks, and much more.

For more info, visit their Facebook page.

CASA Christmas Gift Drive Extended by One Week

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CASA of the Sabine Neches Region is extending its Christmas Gift Drive for one week until Thursday, December 15, 2022.

Many generous donations have already been received, but there is a long list of gifts still needed to fulfill the Christmas wishes of 137 children served by our CASA program this Christmas season. These children have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect from Orange, Hardin, Newton, Jasper, Tyler, and Sabine Counties.

Gifts can be purchased directly from the children’s wish lists on Amazon and shipped directly to CASA’s office. CASA staff and volunteers will deliver the gifts to the children. Visit to access the Amazon Wishlist or to make a monetary donation to purchase gifts.

Gifts can also be dropped off at these locations: The Orange Public Library, Granger Chevrolet in Orange, Weaver Bros Motor in Jasper, and Aarin Penry Insurance in Lumberton.

For questions or more information, contact Kristie Veillon by phone at (409) 888-2481 or by email at

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