GATESVILLE (December 16, 2013) There will be three different Christmas parties Thursday in Gatesville for National Guard and Reserve troops training at Fort Hood.
The first, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Peacock River Ranch, is for 140 of the soldiers.
Another 140 soldiers will attend the second party from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The First Army Division West 120th Brigade and their families are invited to the third party from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Soldiers can enjoy choirs from Gatesville ISD, a BBQ meal and other entertainment.
The community partnered with the First Army Division West to throw the Christmas parties for the soldiers who are training to deploy to Afghanistan.