Panola plans 'Cookies and Cocoa with Santa'
Nov. 12, 2017 at 6:22 p.m.
The weather outside may be frightful on Wednesday, Nov. 29, but inside it will be delightful for people who come to "Cookies and Cocoa with Santa" at Panola College from 4 to 7 p.m.
Santa will make a special trip from the North Pole to be on hand to greet children and adults alike in the foyer of the Charles C. Matthews Foundation Student Center to kick off the Spirit of Christmas.
KTBS 3 Meteorologist will accompany Santa and will do the weather forecast live from Panola College every half hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. For the three-hour visit, Santa will be available to hear children's Christmas wish lists and to pose for photos. Complimentary cookies and cocoa will be available.
Panola College band students, performing in ensembles, will add to the holiday atmosphere by playing Christmas favorites. The band and choir are preparing for the annual Christmas in Carthage extravaganza, set for 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 5 at the Carthage Civic Center.
Basketball fans may want to stay on campus until 7:30 p.m. when the Panola College Men's Basketball team faces Blinn in the adjacent A.J. Johnson Gymnasium.
"We invite everyone to come out and join us on Nov. 29 as we usher in the Christmas season," said Dr. Greg Powell, Panola College President.