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  By: Hegar S.C.R. No. 18
         WHEREAS, Small Town Christmas is a longstanding annual
  holiday event in Bellville that celebrates the region's rich
  cultural Christmas heritage and, in 2012, celebrated 30 years of
  bringing Christmas joy to local residents and visitors; and
         WHEREAS, Small Town Christmas has provided many children and
  adults with lasting holiday memories that they share with family,
  friends, and loved ones; and
         WHEREAS, Small Town Christmas annually brings together local
  businesses, organizations, and groups in the spirit of Christmas
  cheer to provide traditional events, such as strolling carolers, a
  children's pageant, visits from Santa and Scrooge, and a holiday
  Market Day, for all families in the community; and
         WHEREAS, Small Town Christmas allows local citizens and
  visitors alike to enjoy old-fashioned Christmas traditions and
  brings the sights and sounds of Christmas to the whole Austin County
  community; this wonderful event is a cherished holiday experience
  for children and their families; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the 83rd Legislature of the State of Texas
  hereby recognize the annual Small Town Christmas celebration in the
  City of Bellville as the Official Small Town Christmas Event of
  Texas; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for the City of Bellville as an expression of high regard
  by the Texas Senate.