KTRE bringing Bridal Fair this weekend

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - Bridal Fair 2011 will be held January 9, 2011 at the Pitser Garrison Civic Center in Lufkin from noon until 5:00 p.m. A variety of vendors will be on hand so that you can get ideas for every aspect of your wedding.

Brides-to-be attending the fair will also have an opportunity to win great prizes, provided by participating vendors. You must be present to win and prizes will be announced at Bridal Fair 2011.

If you are interested in attending, please click on the Bridal Fair 2011 Online Registration Form to enter. Bridal Fair 2010 is open to the brides, grooms, wedding attendants, wedding planners, family and friends – in fact, anyone who is interested in what the fair has to offer. Admission is free for brides and grooms, and just $7.00 per person for all others. The deadline for online registration is Thursday, January 6, 2011. Those who have not pre-registered online by that time may register at the door on Sunday, January 9, 2011.

Lesa's Bridal and Formal Wear will host the Fashion Show beginning at 2pm.  See the latest in bridal and formal wear for your wedding party.

Vendors who would like to participate should call A-1 Party Rentals 936-639-2595 to request a Vendor Application. The deadline for vendor applications is December 31, 2011

KTRE is teaming up with the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council at the Bridal Fair to collect dresses for local girls in need.

The dresses are free for girls who attend a seminar about drinking and driving on prom night.

Elite Cleaners will clean the dresses for free. School counselors will identify girls who need a dress.

"We use it as a platform to educate on the dangers of the drinking aspect with prom, drinking and driving, fights, violence, unplanned pregnancies, all kinds of things that can occur," said Kim Simmons, the ADAC intervention coordinator.

You can donate gently used gowns, bridesmaid dresses or formals on Saturday at the Lufkin Civic Center.

Just look for the KTRE/Consolidated Communications Mobile Studio.

As for the Bridal Fair, one organizer says he's just trying to stimulate the economy. One wedding at a time.

"We compete against Houston, Tyler, and Longview and those places, so if we can draw the brides in and they can do everything local, which we can show them how they can do most of it local, so it just keeps that money in our area," Clyde Dickens of A-1 Party Rentals said.

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