Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Downtown Paris is going GREEN!
“Paris, Texas Main Street Program is always in the mood for fun and games that will bring people to our historic downtown”, said Main Street Board Chair Glee Emmite referring to the Mini Golf Challenge set for Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16 in downtown.
“In partnership with the Paris Downtown Association, Main Street is planning a weekend event for the whole family,” continued Emmite.
The idea is to enjoy 18 holes of mini golf set up in or outside of businesses, be eligible to win prizes and enjoy retail and restaurant discounts at participating locations.
During the event, participants will go to 18 locations to play a hole of golf. Each location will have a “theme” green built for this event. Participants can bring their own putter or golf ball, but it isn’t necessary as all supplies will be provided at every stop.
Golfers with a hole-in-one on any green and certain low scores will be placed in a raffle to be held on Saturday. Need not to be present to win. Raffle items include rounds of golf provided by Pine Ridge Golf Course and Paris Golf and Country Club.
Admission to the event is $5.00 per adult, and children 13 and under are free with an adult. Wristbands will be provided and the admission price is good for both Friday evening and Saturday. A $1 dollar donation of each wristband purchase will be distributed to the Downtown Food Pantry.
Tickets will go on sale at a location near the Plaza beginning at 4:45 p.m. on Friday, March 15 and be available until 7:30 p.m. Sales will resume Saturday, March 16 at 10:45 am. A wristband and scorecard will be distributed to all participants.
Friday night, local golf pro-Cathy Harbin will provide a golf demonstration at Hickory Street Emporium, one of the stops along the course. And, there will be 19th Hole specials offered in participating downtown restaurants both Friday and Saturday.
”The response from the community for this event has been great”, says Main Street Coordinator, Cheri Bedford. “I am so pleased that local businesses have stepped up and want to build greens, volunteer at the event and provide prizes.”
First Federal Community Bank and the Lamar County Health Department are the major sponsors of the event.
For more information, call Paris Main Street at 903-784-9293 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.