Beauville, the second annual Navarro College holiday event, is taking place 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Cook Education Center. The free event, in partnership with Northland Cable, is a playful spin on “Whoville” from the Dr. Seuss book “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” and features family-friendly holiday activities for children and adults.
“Our vision is to embrace the community,” said Michelle Smith, Marketing Specialist for Navarro College said. “We want to make people feel welcome here while building relationships.”
The indoor and outdoor activities for Beauville include: Trackless train rides, snowball fights, bounce houses, hot cocoa from Starbucks Coffee, popcorn, two showings of A Christmas Story in the Planetarium, “selfie” photos with Santa Claus, the Grinch, and Cindy Lou Who, balloon twisters, face painters, letter writing to Santa, a reading of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” with Liz Fegan, performances from the Navarro College Band, giveaways, and collecting new and unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. Northland Cable will be passing out bags so that guests can carry their crafts and gifts.
There will also be a food truck parked out front, courtesy of Taco Station, where guests can purchase a variety of Latin American cuisine.
“This is our biggest event yet,” Smith said.
Terri Mitchell, Director of the Navarro College Bookstore and organizer of Beauville, shared her enthusiasm of the holiday event, saying that all of the Navarro College campuses are reaching out to the community as well.
“Beauville allows the community to get more familiar with our mascot,” Mitchell said, referencing the college's resident bulldog, Beauregard VII. The bulldog pup, drawn in Seuss' whimsical style, is the certerpiece of the promotion
“The marketing department got behind us and provided us with some really creative ideas,” Mitchell added.
Mitchell also pointed out the Beauville themed decorations that adorn the bookstore were all student made. Students will also be helping to operate the various Beauville activity stations through the evening.
“We want to do Beauville on an annual basis,” Mitchell said. “The activities have really relieved student stress through exam time.”
What: Navarro College Presents: Beauville
When: 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3.
Where: Navarro College Campus – Cook Education Center