Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Nine Flags presents the Spirit of Christmas Toy Drive

The 14th Annual Nine Flags Festival is pleased to present the 3rd Annual Spirit of Christmas Toy Drive. The Nacogdoches Convention & Visitors Bureau, located at 200 E. Main Street will serve as a drop off location from November 12th until December 10th, helping community agencies collect much-needed toys and Christmas presents for Nacogdoches County.

“We are so excited to be able to give back to the community in this way,” Joel Novosad, meeting & event coordinator for the Nine Flags Festival said. All toys donated to the Spirit of Christmas Toy Drive will be given to the Nacogdoches County Community Partners Board to disperse to Nacogdoches County children. “There are so many local children in need during the Holiday Season, we are just thankful that the Nine Flags Festival can assist in providing for these families,” said Novosad.
The Nine Flags Festival will also host drop off spots during both the Nine Flags Christmas Festival on Saturday, November 27 and during the Lighted Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 4. We encourage you to bring an unwrapped gift suitable for children ages’ infant to 18 years of age.

The Nine Flags Festival is a celebration of Texas history & culture and will be held Nov. 13 through Dec. 11 in Nacogdoches, located about 150 miles north of Houston via U.S. 59. Nine different flags have flown over the oldest town in Texas throughout its rich history, and this year’s festival will pay special tribute to the attempts to establish Texas as its own republic with the Dr. James Long, Magee-Gutierrez and Fredonia Rebellion flags. Platinum sponsors of the festival include Commercial Bank of Texas and Mike Perry Motor Company.
For more information on the Spirit of Christmas Toy Drive and other Nine Flags Festival events please call (936) 564-7351, log on to www.nineflagsfestival.com, or be our friend on facebook @ Christmas Celebration.