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Breakfast with Santa
The Celina nonprofit organization Fidelis Inter Se will be hosting Breakfast With Santa from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8 at Celina Elementary School. The event will feature a breakfast of pancakes, sausage, milk, juice and coffee, in addition to pictures with Santa Claus. The cost is $3 for children and $4 for adults. Pictures with Santa are $5.
Celina Elementary is located at 550 S. Utah Dr.
Shopping Galore craft show hits downtown Celina
Celina Main Street will host the Spirit of Christmas Shopping Galore, a free holiday bazaar that will be held from 9 a.m.. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8 at First Baptist Church. Vendors will have booths set up in the church gymnasium, and the event will also feature children's activities, including face painting, a balloon artist, a toy soldier stilt walker, puppet shows and photos with Santa. There will also be a screening of The Nativity Story at 7 p.m.
First Baptist is located at 841 North Preston Road. For more information on the event or to reserve a booth, contact Kara Stevens at 972-522-8212 or Terri Wilson at 214-585-7143 or visit www.celina-tx.gov.
Poetry contest open to all county adults, students
The Mockingbird Chapter of the Poetry Society of Texas is holding a poetry contest with categories for Collin County adults; county public, private and home school students (K-12); and chapter members. Winners in the student competition will be selected from each grade level.
The contest ends Jan. 19 and winners will be announced in March.
Contestants can enter one poem written in any style on any subject, but it must be an original work that does not exceed 28 lines. A poem that has been published anywhere other than a school publication is not eligible. Contestants must retain a copy of their poems, as submitted copies will not be returned.
Contestants must submit two copies of the poem and write the category they wish to enter (Student including grade level, Adult or Mockingbird Member) in the top left corner of both copies. In the top right corner of one copy, they must write their name, address, city and zip code. Adults must also include their email address. Students must include their age, the name of their school and a teacher's name and email address.
Entires must be mailed to Mockingbird Poetry Society, P.O. Box 2467, McKinney, TX 75070. For more information on the poetry contest, contact Kay Merkel Boruff at 972-233-6341 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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