A scene from the 2013 Wonderland of Lights where ice skaters glide in front of the historic courthouse on the square in Marshall.
Credit Marshall, Texas Convention and Visitors Bureau
Holiday lights are set to turn on across the region – and that means work.
In Marshall, Texas, throngs of volunteers are putting on the 28th annual Wonderland of Lights.
The festival features more than 150,000 lights outlining the historic Harrison County Courthouse. Even more are strung throughout the square in downtown Marshall. Lisa Agnor, the city’s finance director and chairwoman of the event, said the city chipped in $50,000 to cover the cost of the 36-day festival.
The head makers of the Texas Avenue Makers Fair, Monty Walford (left) and Dan Keele, are a motley crew, much like the fair itself. (Sorry, gentlemen, but it's true by this picture.)
Credit Kate Archer Kent
The Texas Avenue Makers Fair returns to downtown Shreveport's western edge Saturday with 160 booths featuring original and repurposed works of art.
The market will be set up around Municipal Auditorium. Organizer Dan Keele says the fall event is going back to its roots of being an organic, quirky fair. Expect bicycle tune-ups and a vintage village.