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LCHEC Holiday Sip & Stroll Added to Carol of Lights Festivities

posted Nov 17, 2015, 7:33 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jan 17, 2017, 11:02 AM by Judith McGinty ]
LAMPASAS, Texas (Nov. 17, 2015) – Lampasas County Higher Education Center (LCHEC) is hosting a Holiday Sip & Stroll on Dec. 5 in the historic district of Downtown Lampasas as part of the city’s annual Carol of Lights celebration. Attendees will enjoy light snacks and sample wines from eight Texas wineries on a self-guided tour through local shops.

“The Holiday Sip & Stroll is a great addition to Carol of Lights because it provides a unique way for visitors to enjoy the sights and sounds of our festivities,” said Dianna Hodges, Vision Lampasas vice president and co-chairwoman of the city’s Carol of Lights. “It is also a great boost for our businesses as it will bring new shoppers downtown.”

LCHEC has partnered with local businesses to host the wineries so attendees can do some holiday shopping as they stroll through town. Retail participants include: Jones Florist, Lampasas Hardware, My Girls, Nocked & Loaded, Petal Peddlers, Sassy Trash, Studio 415, and the Trading Post.

“As a nonprofit organization, we must find creative ways to raise operational funds to keep tuition cost affordable for our students,” said LCHEC COO Amy McDaniel. “Based on the success of similar events, we’re hopeful this fundraiser will help us reach our fundraising goal of $2,000.”

That is the amount LCHEC needs to cover the cost of new classroom chairs. The school is currently using folding chairs, which need to be replaced soon. The new chairs will last longer and be more comfortable for the students. All proceeds from the Holiday Sip & Stroll will go directly to the purchase of classroom furniture.

“We are thankful for the enthusiastic support we’ve received from Vision Lampasas, the Courtyard Square Association and the Lampasas Chamber of Commerce during the planning stages,” said McDaniel. “We’re excited to host the Holiday Sip & Stroll and hope to make this an annual event.”

The Holiday Sip & Stroll will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5. Passes are $20 and include a souvenir wine glass, tote bag and 15 tasting tickets. Purchase your pass online at LCHEC.net/sip or in person at the LCHEC office, 208 E Avenue B in Lampasas.

On the day of the event, bring your receipt and ID to the Holiday Sip & Stroll check-in tent to pick-up your pass and begin your stroll through Downtown Lampasas. Must be 21 or older to participate. For more information, visit LCHEC.net/sip.