For Immediate Release
For more information, contact:
Shelley Johnson, executive director
Kaylen Fletcher, public relations manager
Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau
(337) 436-9588 or 800-456-7952 

Iowa Presents "Christmas in a Small Town," Dec. 7-8

IOWA, La. (November 15, 2012)-The Iowa Women's League presents the first annual "Christmas in a Small Town" Friday, Dec. 7. Then, they will usher in the holiday season with the 19th annual Christmas parade on Saturday, Dec. 8.

The parade will start at 2 p.m. with the route beginning at J.I. Watson Middle School and ending at the Factory Stores of America Mall.

The annual Christmas in the Park program will be held at the Lawrence Toups Memorial Park Pavilion, at 6 p.m. with area churches and schools participating. Cookies and soft drinks will be served along with a chili cook-off. Choirs will sing, and Santa will make an appearance.

There will also be decorated Christmas tree displays created by various organizations available to view throughout the month of December from 5-11 p.m. at the Lawrence Toups Memorial Park Pavilion.

For more information, call Roxanne Milner at (337) 540-7654 or the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau at (337) 436-9588 or visit