Take a peek inside our latest issue.
ABOUT THIS MONTH'S COVER:
Look who’s delivering a present under a Christmas tree at the
Festival of Trees in Downtown Paris…SANTA CLAUS!
Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to our readers
from the staff of PARIS! Magazine.
'Tis the Season!
One of the first stories to land on
my desk for this issue was Bill Neese’s
article for Back In The Day, entitled
“Christmas Magic On The Courthouse
Square.” I loved reading his account of
slip-sliding in his old car into downtown
Paris on a snowy Christmas
Eve. He was just a kid, but he was so
transfixed by the glistening scene that
he had to pause and soak it all in. That
picture has stayed in his head all of
these years later, and I appreciate him
sharing it so beautifully.
John Watkins’ article about “thankfulness”
was the next thing to hit my
desk and it snapped me out of my nostalgic
mood and straight to the floor.
I don’t know a single reader who isn’t
thankful for our Garden Guru. If we
all saw the world the way John does, it
would be a much jollier place.
And speaking of jolly, I never tire
of the fabulous Holly Jolly Electric
Christmas Parade and other holiday
events in historic downtown Paris.
This article, penned by Mama Claus
herself, reminds us to get those floats
ready for the parade and come enjoy
all of the events listed on the inside
This issue also has plenty of history,
including an interview with veteran
Georg Todd, a great piece from the
keeper of all fabulous stories – Shannon
McFarlin, and a fascinating Civil War
tale. It also includes information on a
new festival called Wings of Winter (I
love that name) that will celebrate our
migratory-feathered friends and bring
in some winter tourists, as well.
Finally, this issue is proud to tout
a couple of businesses that have hit
impressive milestones and everyone’s
favorite new rave, Sweet Jordan’s.
Here’s to a Happy Holiday Season
with a little extra time to yourself to
peruse this issue of PARIS!
Editor and Publisher of PARIS! Magazine