The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is lighting up the town this holiday season with their second annual Christmas Light Parade. The parade is set to begin on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. and will start at the First Baptist Church.

The parade marshalls are the Susan Gunstream, president of the Orangefield School Board, and Tom Orozco, president of the Bridge City School Board. Steve Worster, famed University of Texas fullback and 2009 Citizen of the Year, will be featured in the parade.

Keeping in the tradition that the Breaux’s have been in this position for many years, Santa and Ms. Claus will be Don and Angie Breaux. In fact, Don will be the Santa for pictures that will be taken at the Chamber from 2 to 5 p.m the day of the parade. The Santa pictures will be taken by Colletti Photography.

The day of the parade, the Chamber will be host to Dru Keo’s latest collection of poetry, “Not by the Book” Keo is from Dewyeyville and is married with two grown children. She earned her nursing degree from Lamar University and has worked in almost all areas of nursing over the last 35 years. At the present time, she is a nursing instructor at Lamar State College-Orange, passing on her passion for nursing to our next generation of nurses. Keo will also have copies of her first book and original pieces of her artwork available the day of the event. Keo has learned that sometimes things are not by the book and she enjoys the positive effects of laughter, it is good medicine for the soul. Her book will be available for $10. “Not by the Book” is a collection of what Keo calls “Redneck Poety”. It mostly contains events that happen in everyday life.Each float will be judged and the judges will be sitting at the Bridge City Bank. After the parade is over, the Bridge City Little League will light up their baseball field.

Both the Bridge City and Orangefield Bands will be in the parade along with 30 other participants ranging from our Little Mr. and Miss Bridgefield pageant winners.

The parade float judges are Linda Flannery from Cajun Corner, Barbara Jones from Barbara’s Photography and Peggy Albair from Peggy’s on the Bayou.

The town is encouraged to participate by decorating their houses with Christmas lights. For those needing help, AchTwoO (pronounced H20) Pool and Spa Professionals available. The cost depends on the each house. Generally, the charges are $1.50 per linear foot for the first floor and $3 per linear foot for the second floor trim. For more information, call 409-313-7665.

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