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Mardi Gras 2020 Comes to Orange

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Mardi Gras 2020 Comes to Orange

The City of Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau, in partnership with the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce, will be hosting the 17th Annual Mardi Gras Weekend – February 14 & 15.

Opening the Orange Mardi Gras Weekend, the Flashback Friday Parade will be held on Friday, February 14, beginning at 6:30 P.M. Attendees are encouraged to dress in their best 80’s attire. Live entertainment by LA Roxx will immediately follow the Flashback Friday Parade at the Riverfront Pavilion.

The 4th Annual Munchkin Parade will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 15. The Krewe of Krewe’s Grand Parade will begin at 6:00 P.M.

Food and drink vendors will be on-site throughout the weekend festivities. A children’s activity area will be available providing fun for the entire family! Please note, no dogs or pets will be allowed at the Riverfront Boardwalk and Pavilion. Coolers are welcome.

For parade applications or additional information concerning Mardi Gras weekend, please call the Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau at 409.883.1011 or the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce at 409.883.3536.

Grand Opening Held for Circle K Kiddie Ranch

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Grand Opening Held for Circle K Kiddie Ranch

The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house for Circle K Kiddie Ranch located at 16944 Highway 62 S in Orange.

Owner Carol Daigle and Director Jana Daigle report that they started this business back in 2000, but after Hurricane Harvey they had to completely rebuild. Circle K is proud of their facility where Lakeshore has donated the furniture for each room to make their center beautiful. During the open house, they gave tours of the facility and shared how they run their center every day.

Circle K is a Texas School Ready Participant where their program prepares children for Kindergarten. They also have a 4-Star Quality Rated Program awarded by Texas Rising Star and hold that as the only facility in Orange County. The staff at Circle K are all certified to meet state requirements, but they also go above and beyond and attend trainings on a frequent basis to make sure that the children at the center are receiving the best care and are learning to meet their full potential. The transportation staff service over five of the area schools to pick up children after school and get homework completed so that when they get home they can play and enjoy family time.

. For more information about this facility call (409) 745-5555. You can also visit them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pg/CircleKKiddieRanch.

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