Deck the halls

Annual mistletoe fair a success


Story by Ricky Cooks, staff writer

Holiday season is back again and stronger than ever. For the past 30 years, the holidays have always been welcomed with a Texarkana tradition- Mistletoe Fair. Held from Nov. 19-22, the event was a huge opportunity for people to get into the holiday spirit.

“I’ve gone for as long as I can remember,” junior Abby Norton said. “I loved the fudge, the smoothies, and watching the little girls perform.”

Various dance studios from around the area performed Christmas numbers, entertaining the guests.

“My favorite part about this year was getting to watch my little sister perform,” senior Caroline May said. “I remember when I used to dance on that stage, and I loved seeing her follow in my footsteps.”

The event had many vendors from different stores selling their merchandise.

“There was a good variety of local and not so local vendors to help kick off the holiday shopping season,” fair co-chair Jessica Snow said. “There were ladies’ and children’s clothing, items for all over the home, holiday home decor, great food, toys, and electronics- something for just about everyone.”

A long-standing tradition of 30 years, Mistletoe Fair signals the start of a new holiday season, with its festive music and merchandise. Be sure to check it out next year- you won’t regret it.

“It seems that [Mistletoe Fair] gets better and better every year I go,” junior Lauren Carter said. “I think next year will be amazing.”