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Holiday Closures
Light Up Main
Build A Playground
Discover Rowlett
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Holiday Closures

City facilities will be closed on Friday, December 24 and Saturday, December 15 for the Christmas Holidays.
In the event of an emergency, please call 911!
Happy Holidays from the City of Rowlett!
Thank you for reading this issue of the Rowlett Community E-NEWS Newsletter. Here you will find out what's going on in the City of Rowlett. If you do not already subscribe to this newsletter, please do from the link in the left-hand column. Also, forward this newsletter to your friends and neighbors.
The Mayor, City Council and City Staff wish you and your families a very Happy Holiday Season!

Christmas greeneryLight Up Main features Tree Lighting and Fun!
4000 Main Street
December 4, 2010 | 5 - 8 p.m.


Visit Downtown Rowlett for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and activities. Have your photo taken with Santa ($5), enjoy children's games and sip on hot chocolate while listening to holiday music from the Catalyst Band and local school choirs. There will also be a traditional reading of "The Night Before Christmas" by Mayor John and Debra Harper.

Holiday Contest:Come dressed as a present(wrapping, bows, etc) or your favorite present(your holiday wish) and enter to win prizes.  Contest is for ages 10 and under. Sign up is from 5 - 5:30 p.m. in the Historical Building (across from the Library). Prizes awarded!

Children's activities include: decorating a gingerbread house, wreath-making demonstration, decorating cookies, Santa's workshop sponsored by Home Depot, letters to Santa, making reindeer food, and watching the movie Elf, as well as arts and crafts in the Library.

Food and Toy Drive for Rowlett Needy Children's Fund. Let's try to have 1,000 canned food items and toys around the tree before it is lit!

Click here for more information on this exciting holiday event!


Community comes together to build child-designed playground on December 4

The City of Rowlett, the Rowlett Pardners Foundation, ForestersTM and the non-profit KaBOOM! will all join volunteers from the community on Saturday, December 4 at 8:30 a.m. to build a new playground that will serve 14,000 children and their families in the Rowlett community for years to come.
The playground at Kenwood Heights Park at Kenwood and Cypress just behind WalMart, will provide more than 14,000 children and their families in the Rowlett community with a great place to play. In less than eight hours, the child-designed playground will be built from scratch by hundreds of volunteers from Foresters, a national life insurance company, the City of Rowlett, the Rowlett Pardners Foundation and the surrounding community. In addition, children and families will get to spend the playing games and participating in arts and crafts activities while the playground is being built.
Holiday Parade featured in "Discover Rowlett" show with Todd Gottel


Todd and SantaThousands attended the 2010 Holiday Parade and Festival on Saturday, November 20 and you can watch the excitement on the December edition of "Discover Rowlett" hosted by Mayor Pro Tem Todd Gottel.

The program is aired on RTN16 at 11 a.m., 5:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily. It is also available 24/7 from the website streaming video here.

More parade photos below and on the City's Flickr site here.

Little girls in parade   clowns