Crowley gets ready for 'A Holiday Affair'

By: Jeannine LeJeune
CROWLEY - With the holiday season around the corner, Crowley is preparing for its Christmas in Crowley “A Holiday Affair.”

This is the second year for Christmas in Crowley “A Holiday Affair.” Last year’s event was a great success and this year the city hopes to add more lights, tinsel and activities.

“This year, we are planning to have an even bigger and better celebration. We think you’re going to love it!” said Charlotte R. Jeffers, the city’s tourism coordinator.

This year’s event will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 in Historic Dowtown Crowley along Parkerson Avenue. Among the activities plan are a live nativity, holiday lights to music, a bell choir, Christmas carolers, pictures with Santa and arts and entertainment. Entertainment will be provided by participating schools, churches, clubs and organizations.

According to a press release from the city of Crowley, the Christmas season activities are a great opportunity for the city to showcase itself with its businesses and merchants have to offer.

The city also encourages businesses and offices to decorate and light up their exteriors, windows and doors, joining in on the holiday fun.

A Holiday Affair will feature a larger holiday lights to music celebration than last year. Instead of only having the city hall lit up, the city wants to add the street light poles along Historic Parkerson Avenue. The city is currently looking for sponsors for the poles. Sponsorships cost $500 per pole and allow for about 560 mentions of the sponsor(s)–40 day light show from November 25 through January 3 from 5 p.m. through midnight; 7 hours per night and 2 spots per hour, one mention per ever 30 minute show. The sponsor(s) will also be named in Christmas in Crowley multimedia promotions.

The city has 14 street poles in the median and 16 poles along the corners of the streets.

The event will be a part of Crowley’s Christmas celebration that will include “A Holiday Affair,” the city’s annual Christmas parade and a performance by The Lowe Family at the Grand Opera House of the South.

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