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Moore holiday season kicks off Saturday with Country Christmas

The Moore Community Improvement Club and Frio County Sheriff’s Office Moore Country Christmas event will be held on Saturday, December 18 at the Moore Community Center from 3 to 9 p.m.

A toy giveaway, sponsored by the Frio County Sheriff’s office will begin at 3 p.m. and last until all gifts are gone. There will be vendors and food trucks set up selling food and crafts from 3 to 9 p.m.

“We are so excited to announce we have 21 vendors signed up, so come out and support your local business owners,” MCIC representative Shelley Delgado said. “There will be games for the kiddos from 3 to 5:30 p.m. and a photo booth with Santa making an appearance.

“The Frio County Sheriff’s Office has arranged for an area of Winter Wonderland with snow, complete with snowballs and a snowman building area to help get you in the mood.”

Delgado also said there will be cookies, hot chocolate, and popcorn available during the outdoor movie showing of The Grinch, which will begin around 6 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.

The Moore Volunteer Fire Department and Bigfoot VFD will have a firepit and S’mores beginning at 5 p.m. There will also be a Tamale Contest hosted by local business Addy’s Snowcones and samples will be judged with cash prizes awarded for the top three entries.

Entries for the cookie contest will be taken no later than 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 18 at the community center. A minimum of three dozen cookies should be submitted in a covered container. Cookies will be judged on presentation, taste/texture and consistency. Winners will be announced by 5:30 p.m. before the movie starts. A $100 prize will be awarded for first place; $75 for second place and $25 for third.

Sign up for the second annual Moore ‘Be the Light’ Holiday Decorating contest runs through December 18. There is a $10 entry fee and cash prizes for the top three winners will be awarded. Judging will be held December 19-21. Sign up forms are available from every Moore Community Improvement Club officer as well as from Laura Dominguez at The Lil Shack. Information is also available on the MCIC Facebook community group. A link with houses that been registered in the contest will be posted on social media.

A Sunday meal is also planned for Moore seniors on December 19. It includes a tamale meal and gifts for those who have signed up. Dinner will be served at Prue Hall from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Anyone wanting to help coordinate the meal or donate gifts can call Laura Dominquez at (210) 947-5629.