Leesville lets loose this weekend


LEESVILLE — The annual Leesville Country Fair will be held this weekend. The event, which is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Methodist Church grounds, is a fundraiser for the Leesville Cemetery and historical schoolhouse and offers two $1,000 scholarships to graduates of Nixon-Smiley CISD.

Event organizer Connie Lott said the fair will feature a “whole slew of family fun, including an auction, silent auction [and] raffle drawing.”

For the kids, there will be pumpkin drawing, a wiggle waggle train for those 12 and under, animal exhibits, face painting, ring throwing, horseshoes, and a bean bag toss. Youngsters can also check out a real fire truck and patrol car. The country store will have “yummies” such as jellies, salsa, jalapenos and more to choose from.

There will also be an auction, silent auction, country store and horse and buggy rides.

The fair additionally includes two covered pavilions so attendees can enjoy themselves whether in the sunshine or pouring rain.

A major spectacle will be a performance by the Kerr Creek Band, a local country group who has been known to pack a dance hall or two.

Leesville’s “Happy Quilters,” a group of ladies who have met each Monday at the Leesville Methodist Church since 1998, have put together two quilts for this year’s fundraiser. In addition, they have made baby quilts, children’s fabric books and holiday decorations.

Tickets are available now and the day of the fair.