This last Saturday night (December 6th, 2014), Fulshear was filled with the Christmas spirit! Everyone gathered together to light the city’s Christmas tree and spend a night surrounded by friends, family and neighbors……and for the first time in ages…..NO RAIN!
The Fulshear Festival of Lights was put on by the city of Fulshear and the Fulshear Area Chamber of Commerce (FACC). Don McCoy, with the FACC, wants to give a special shout out to Mary Meier with the city of Fulshear. Her and her team were a huge part of the success of the event. Committee Chair Person, JoAnne Miller with Commercial State Bank, put a lot of time and effort into the coordination of the event. The three major sponsors were Liberty Star Mortgage, Sam’s Club and Representative John Zerwas.
The parade was the best one yet! Local companies, churches and troops filled the parade route with a light display of floats. The Fulshear Police Department and Fire station were favorites of the parade with their loud sirens, shiny cars and trucks, and their small robotic dog partners. KAPA dance even got the crowd swaying along with their flash dance. But the celebration really started when Santa Claus himself rode in atop a shiny red fire truck!
Kids took pictures with the big guy himself as well as with a beautiful live nativity scene and their furry companions, a camel, donkey and goats, which was donated by Collette Horton with Liberty Star Mortgage. I am happy to report that this is something she hopes to bring back every year! There were over 30 vendors in total, of all different kinds, sharing information and spreading cheer with complimentary treats and drinks.
It truly was a Rock n’ Roll Christmas Spectacular with music from Saenz of the Time and Johnny Seaton as Elvis himself. ‘Johnny put on one heck of a show!” said Don McCoy with the Fulshear Area Chamber of Commerce. He had people dancing and singing along with him both on and off the stage. A fireworks display concluded the night, sponsored by the city of Fulshear. Don McCoy adds “I hope people left our downtown event, yet again saying, wow I didn’t expect that!”
“Our events seem to get bigger every year” says Don McCoy. “Not only due to the obvious growth in our area, but also the caliber of events we are putting together.” Next year will be no different. While things are subject to change, Don McCoy is envisioning a “White Christmas” complete with everyone wearing white, a white tree, live music and even SNOW!
The City of Fulshear and the Fulshear Area Chamber of Commerce hopes to see you out and ready to celebrate again on March 14th for the annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration.