If you are looking for good clean, wholesome entertainment, then Elaine, Arkansas might be the very place that you want to be on Saturday, Dec. 11. The Annual Elaine Country Christmas Festival and Parade promises lots of fun and entertainment for all ages and all members of the family.

 

If you are looking for good clean, wholesome entertainment, then Elaine, Arkansas might be the very place that you want to be on Saturday, Dec. 11. The Annual Elaine Country Christmas Festival and Parade promises lots of fun and entertainment for all ages and all members of the family.
The activities will range from mechanical bull rides to bingo to a wide variety of music. The day will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until after the parade, which is scheduled to begin promptly at 5 p.m.
Opening ceremonies are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. At 10:30, the arts and crafts tent will open and the mechanical bull rides will begin. For the younger generation there will be a petting zoo open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
To  whet your appetite for a wide variety of foods; there will be several cooking contests during the day, including a pie baking and cornbread cooking contest, a chili cook-off and a barbecue-cooking contest. Decide for yourself who the winners are.
For those who enjoy a little neighborly competition, there will be some unique games to test your skills. How about a cow-chip chunkin’ contest? Or maybe a pie in the face?  Those who vision themselves as a modern day Robin Hood can test their archery skills. There will be games for the children at the Baptist Church and bingo at the Kiwanis building for those seeking a more relaxing activity.
The music will range from the sounds of Delta Gospel to country and some things in between. Helena-West Helena’s Live Wire Band will take the main stage at 1 p.m. The gospel stage will open at noon and from 1:30 to 2:30 “wannabe” singers can perform in friendly Karaoke competition. The band Deep South will perform from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Parade participants and entries will begin lining up in front of the school at 4 p.m. The parade begins at 5.
The old Demoret & Son Store Museum will be open throughout the festival and train rides will be available all day.
For more information, or to enter the parade, please call Kristin Allen at 870-338-1575.