Christmas spirit, alive and well in Orange

Published 12:26 pm Saturday, December 22, 2018

By Bobby Tingle


Debbie Hughes and the American Real Estate Jerry Hughes team spread their holiday cheer, Tuesday, at their annual open house at their office on 16th Street in Orange.

Hughes and her staff displayed a wonderful assortment of sandwiches, fried chicken, cookies, reindeer food, cake and beverages throughout their office for holiday revelers to enjoy.

The house was packed and their guests left stuffed.

“We are moving forward after Harvey and enjoying the Christmas spirit again,” said Hughes.

County Commissioner John Gothia was on the scene educating Jim and Terin Surber of Sabine River Ford on the latest developments in the county.  

Robin and Keith Love spent a quiet moment enjoying the food noting their gratitude for the many ways their co-workers at International Paper volunteer throughout the year in Orange County.

Ida Shossow enjoyed a moment with former co-workers Ann Thompson and Janie Melton as Tim Shossow enjoyed the reunion.  

Melton took credit for equipping Ida for success as she reminisced on the days when she trained Shossow early in her career several years ago.

The bartender was hopping at the front counter as guests circulated the room meeting, eating, hugging and laughing.

Dr. Thomas Johnson beamed as he reported receiving a note from a high school Junior interested in being a part of a national championship caliber fishing team at LSC-O.  His prospective recruit comes to Johnson already ranked among high school fishermen with sponsors willing to support him in competition.