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Coverage of community events and issues.

Christmas in DOMO 2016 Facebook

Christmas is taking over downtown Monroe Saturday, December 3rd from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. This full day of Christmas cheer will have all things holidays from carolers to fireworks and everything in between.

The festivities start at 10 a.m. with the River Market sales. Throughout that time there will be Christmas carolers, a magic show, a pet pageant, and an ugly sweater contest. There will also be a guest appearance of Santa from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. As the booths close up around 4 p.m. the Kiwanis Club Christmas Parade will be making its way through the River Market.

West Monroe-Monroe Chamber

The Kiwanis Club of West Monroe with the support of Origin Bank is hosting this year's Christmas Parade. The parade will start at 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 3rd at the First West Church parking lot and continue across town to end in downtown Monroe's Rivermarket. 

Ryan Rigsby, president of the Kiwanis Club of West Monroe, shares that his favorite part of the Kiwanis club is that "everything we do is for the betterment of the community for children". That ideal is something the Christmas parade tries to reflect. 

A Gift That Gives

Nov 23, 2016
Ronald McDonald Charities

With Christmas around the corner, the Ronald McDonald House is having a festive fundraiser. Southern Living is partnering with the Ronald McDonald House to raise money through selling holiday cookbooks. 

The Ronald McDonald House is a home away from home for families whose children are in the hospital. Monroe is the smallest community to have a house, and the proceeds from the fundraiser go straight back to the Monroe house to support the local community.

Holiday Closures

Nov 23, 2016

Thanksgiving Holiday Closures & Garbage Schedule

All City of Monroe Offices, Monroe City Court, Monroe City Marshals, Monroe Civic Center, Monroe Community (Recreation) Centers, and Masur Museum of Art WILL BE CLOSED on Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Monroe Transit WILL BE CLOSED Thursday, November 24; and, WILL BE OPEN on Friday, November 25.  

Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo WILL BE CLOSED Thursday, November 24; and, WILL BE OPEN on Friday, November 25.

Thank you, O Lord, in this bountiful season for the five senses to relish your world.  

Thank you for the succulent smells of the fruits of the earth in the kitchens of our mothers and wives.

Thank you for the odor of rich delta dirt on a warm, foggy winter morning.

Thank you for the smell of wood smoke, especially that tinted with lighter'd pine.

Thank you for the stew of odors distinct to our rivers and bayous: cypress needles, primal water, life and life-to be.

Small Business Saturday / West Monroe Chamber of Commerce

Think Local. Shop Local.

Small businesses shine on Saturday, November 26th for Small business Saturday. American Express started Small Business Saturday in 2010, and it's celebrated every year the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

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Thursday, November 17th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tonore's is opening their doors for the Tonore Holiday Wine Tasting. This year the proceeds from the event will go to the Quota Club of Monroe.

Quota of Monroe is a community service organization of women that give back to the community. All of the money Quota earns is put back out in the different organizations in the community. Quota works with Clara Hall Elementary School, the Food Bank, the Signing Santa program that gives hearing impaired children a Santa experience, and other community organizations.

AmericaRecyclesDay.org

Saturday, November 12th is America Recycles Day. Ouachita Green will be accepting donations at the Monroe Civic Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

America Recycles Day is a way to get communities and families thinking about and participating in recycling.

Chennault Aviation Facebook

The Chennault Aviation and Military Museum is hosting a Veterans' Day Celebration this Friday, November 11th. This event encourages the community to come together and say a big 'Thank You' to America's veterans.

Groundhog Sawmills

Oct 31, 2016

Except for coastal marshlands and tallgrass prairies of the southwest, Louisiana was historically a world of forests.  Virgin stands of longleaf pine in the central part of the state, primeval bottomland hardwoods and cypress swamps, along with upland hardwoods and pines in the hill country were viewed by settlers as both daunting obstacles and coveted natural resources in the form of potential wood products.

 

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