Am Legion Post 49 hosts fundraiser

American Legion Post 49 will hold a fried fish plate lunch fundraiser from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5 at the post located at 108 Green Ave. Orange.

Cost is $8 and the meal includes: fried fish, potato salad, cole slaw, green beans, bread and dessert.

Walk-ins are welcome and delivery is available. Call 409-886-1231 after noon on Wednesday, Dec. 4 and before 9 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5 for orders and deliveries.


Come celebrate the joyful Spirit of Christmas presented by 11 member churches of the Bridge City Orangefield Ministerial Alliance.  The musical program will be hosted by Winfree Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m.,Thursday, Dec. 5.

Monetary donations will benefit the Bridge City and Orangefield children during the Christmas season. This is the Alliance’s big fundraiser for the season.

For more information call 409-735-8296.

H-E-B Free Dinner and Entertainment Dec. 6

To celebrate the holiday season, H-E-B will host its 23rd annual Feast of Sharing dinner, an H-E-B tradition for community residents to enjoy a delicious, free meal and festive entertainment, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Ford Park, located at 5115 Interstate 10 South, Beaumont.

Sabine Federal Credit Union Sponsors Classroom Makeover Contest

Sabine Federal Credit Union will award $2,000 in prize money to winners of a Classroom Makeover Contest. There will be two winners to receive $1,000 each. Teachers can enter by creating a video or submitting an essay explaining how they could benefit from a classroom makeover. Once a winner has been selected, the teacher will take “before” pictures and then coordinate with the Sabine Federal Credit Union marketing department for “after” pictures. Changes to the classroom are to be made by the teacher; the credit union will not be responsible for any work to be done in the classroom.  The teacher must be a member in good standing of Sabine Federal Credit Union and must teach at a school located in Orange County, Jefferson County, or Hardin County.

Entries must be received by Dec. 6 and submitted to or Sabine FCU, Attn: Kristen Williams, P.O. Box 3000, Orange, Texas 77631-3000.  Guidelines available at

Beary Merry Christmas Market to be held Dec. 7

The Beary Merry Christmas Market will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Little Cypress Intermediate, 2300 Allie Payne Road.

Breakfast with Santa is a limited seating event from 9 to 10 a.m. Tickets for this are going fast.

Chili dinners are available for $5, and entry to the Market is $2 with children 12 and under getting in free if they bring at least one canned good per child.

Proceeds from the Beary Merry Christmas Market provide competitive grants for educational enrichment projects throughout the entire LCM District.

OC Retired Teachers to meet

The Orange County Retired Teachers Association will hold its next meeting at 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 9 at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 401 37th Street, in Orange.

A members choral group: Rosalie Jones, Janice Gresham, and Joy Scarborough, will provide Christmas music.  Members will bring food for the Christmas luncheon.

OC Retired Seniors to host Christmas party

The Orange County Retired Sr. Citizens will have their Christmas party at 9 a.m., Monday, Dec. 9. The location will be at The Salvation Army Building on the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Strickland in Pinehurst.

They will have a special guest. The noon meal will be “finger type food” which members will bring. All seniors are invited to attend. For further information, call 883-6161.

GOACC 2013 Annual Banquet Meeting

You are invited to attend a banquet that will recognize the 2013 Citizen of the Year, Non-Profit Community Service Award and Business Community Service Award,  6:30 p.m. Dec. 10 for the awards dinner at the Sunset Grove Dr. location of Orange. A social time will be held 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $40 per person. Call 409-883-3536 for reservations.

Lutcher Theatre Christmas Dinner Announcement

All members of The Lutcher Theater Service Guild are invited to attend our annual Christmas  Dinner at  5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10. It will be held on the stage on the first floor of the theater. All volunteers are encouraged to bring their favorite covered dish, and if you desire, you may bring a guest.  Please call the theater at 886-5535 and  let them know if you, and a guest, are planning to attend.

OC Republicans seek candidates

Filing for a place on the Republican Ballot for the March 4 primary is underway until Dec. 9.

For more information contact OCRP Chairman Zach Johnson at 409-594-0525.

Yuletide III brings holiday cheer

Orange Community Players presents Yuletide III, their 3rd annual Christmas Musical Celebration and fundraising event.

All shows begin at 7:37 p.m. and take the stage Dec. 12, 13 and 14. Tickets are $25 for all ages general admission.

It’s not to late to participate if you want to be part of the show.

Call (409)882-9137 for reservations or more information. The theater is located at 708 N. Division Ave. in Orange.

Christmas in Orangefield set

The 3rd annual “Christmas in Orangefield” will take place on Saturday, Dec. 14. Any individual, group or organization interested in being in the parade, please contact Windee Jenkins at 409-988-8256.

For information on reserving vendor space, please contact Deena VanPelt at 409-988-5931.

Any musical or performing group wanting information on the performance schedule needs to contact Julie Agee at 409-670-2003.

Any person interested in volunteering please contact the Cormier Museum.

Homemade Chili fundraiser hosted Dec. 14

The Eagles 2523 Auxiliary will be selling homemade chili from 10 a.m. until they run out, Saturday, Dec. 14 under the Orange Canopy next to Murphy Gas near Super Walmart in Orange. Prices wil be $3 for 8 ounces and $5 for 16 ounces.

If it rains, the event will be held at the Eagles located behind Spark’s Auto at 805 28th St.

Chief’s Christmas Dance Dec. 14

The annual West Orange High School Chief’s Christmas Dance will be held 8 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Dec. 14 at the American Legion in Orange. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with a social at 7 p.m.

Once again, it will feature the music you loved from the 50s and 60s with the Ken Marvel Ban and Jivin’ Gene Bourgeois. Tickets are $10 person, attire is casual. Bring your own bottle. There will be a cash bar with set-ups and beer. Open to the public. Invite your friends. There will be door prizes courtesy of Granger Chevrolet.

If you are unable to attend, please let them know how you are doing by calling or writing Jimmy Guidry, 5285 Fairview, Orange, TX 77632,, or 409-738-2294. The West Orange High School class of 1967 wishes you a merry Christmas.

OC Dems to host executive meeting

The Orange County Democrat Party will host an executive meeting starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20. Those interested in becoming a precinct chair or a precinct captain should attend the meeting. For more information, call 409-882-9620.

VFW hosts Christmas Dance Dec. 21

A Christmas Dance will be held Dec. 21 at VFW Post 2775, located at  5303 N 16th St./N Hwy. 87  in Orange.

Live entertainment will be by Cypress Band  with Willie Tee and the “ Godfather of Swamp Pop” Warren Storm. Cost is $10 per person. For more information call 409-886-9738.

Come out and bring in Christmas with this great band and Swamp Pop Legends.

Eagles to host pool tourney

The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2523, located at 803 N. 28th Street in Orange, will host a pool tournament each Friday beginning at 8 p.m. The two tables are open Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday nights. Popcorn will be served and a drink special will be offered until 11 p.m. The community is invited to come meet the members of Aerie 2523 and join in the fun.

For more information leave a message for Sharon Bodin after 4 p.m. at 886-7381.

Christmas with Santa at Heritage House

Heritage House Museum invites everyone to it’s 36th  annual Christmas with Santa featuring free tours and refreshments.

The event will be held 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11 and Thursday, Dec. 12 at the museum located at 905 W. Division in Orange.

OC 2014 Holiday Schedule released

Orange County has released their list of holiday observances for 2014. The list and the days they will be observed are as follows: New Year’s Day–Wednesday, Jan. 1; MLK Day– Monday, Jan. 20; Texas Independence– Monday, March 3;   Good Friday–Friday, April 18; Memorial Day–Monday, May 26; Independence Day–Friday, July 4; Labor Day–Monday, Sept. 1; Veterans’ Day–Tuesday, Nov. 11; Thanksgiving–Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28; and Christmas–Wednesday, Dec. 24, Thursday, Dec.25 and Friday Dec. 26.

Cove Baptist offers Christmas concert

Bring your family and celebrate the season with the sound of holiday music and visual imagery at the annual Cove Baptist Church Christmas Concert.

This year’s presentation, “Breath of Heaven Sketches of the Manger” will be presented at 6 p.m. on Dec. 15 in the sanctuary located at 1005 DuPont Dr. in Orange.

BC/OF Ministerial Alliance Christmas fundraiser

Come celebrate the joyful Spirit of Christmas presented by 11 member churches of the Bridge City Orangefield Ministerial Alliance. The musical program will be hosted by Winfree Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m.,Thursday, Dec. 5.

Monetary donations will benefit the Bridge City and Orangefield children during the Christmas season. This is the Alliance’s big fundraiser for the season.

For more information call 409-735-8296.

First UMC announce special services

First United Methodist Church of Orange invites everyone to join them for the following special worship services:

First Methodist Kids present “The Secret of Snowflake County,” Hope in a Humble Stable, a Wesley Player production at 9 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 15 in the Praise Center at the corner of 5th and Elm St.

The 2013 Christmas Cantata–I Hear the Prophet Callin’, By Pepper Choplin An Appalachian Christmas will be offered at 11 a.m., also on Sunday, Dec. 15 in the Sanctuary at the corner of 6th and Elm St.

At 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 18. in Slade Chapel on Elm Street between 5th and 6th, there will be a Blue Christmas Worship. A quieter time of worship for those who are facing the holidays with loss, whether it be the loss of a father, mother, sister, brother, husband, wife, grandmother, grandfather, friend, a broken relationship or the loss of a job. Whatever may be impacting your life at this time, they offer a more soothing time of worship for you and your friends.