Kaufman County Fair
The 2012 Kaufman County Fair is set through Saturday, April 7,
at the Kaufman County Fair Grounds. The fair is open to all
residents of the county and to those that attend school in the
For information on categories and judging and the complete rules
call Jackie Robertson at (972) 932-9069 or go to
FBC Easter egg hunt
The First Baptist Church of Gun Barrel City is hosting an Easter
Egg Hunt at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the church. For
information call (903) 887-6887, ext. 3.
Beautiful Acres hunt
The Beautiful Acres Missionary Baptist Church is hosting an
Easter Egg Hunt and hotdog cookout at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7,
at the home located at First Street and Oak Trail. A sign is at
the corner location.
Rainbow car wash
The Gun Barrel City Rainbow Girls Masonic Youth are hosting a
car was from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Athens
Brookshire’s store on SH 31.
This activity is a fundraiser for the assembly and to gain
attention to the new assembly forming in Athens.
Providence Baptist hunt
The Providence Baptist Church is hosting an Easter egg hunt at
10 a.m. Saturday, April 7, with plenty of eggs to be found by
all kids participating plus cupcakes and juice following the
hunt. The Easter Bunny will join the fun and be available for
photos. For information call (903) 432-3238.
Poynor music event
Country music from 6 to 9 p.m. and a meal prepared by Frankston
Health Care Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, is
open to the public, benefitting the Frankston Health Care
Center. For information, call (903) 360-0766 or (903) 876-5448.
Senior eye screenings
Free eye screening for seniors (65 and older) sponsored by
Carter Eye Center, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at
the Senior Center at the Ball Park, 405 West Walnut St., Mabank.
No appointment necessary.
Tamarack Easter egg hunt
The Tamarack annual Easter egg hunt is at 1 p.m. Saturday, April
7, at Blackie Ensey Park. All Tamarack children, ages toddler to
12 years old and their parents are invited. Refreshments served.
For information call Liz at (903) 887-7049.
Masonic blood drive
Carter BloodCare will set up for donations for the Texas
Scottish Rite Hospital for Children from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, April 7, at Tri-County Ford, 102 W. Market St.,
Mabank, hosted by Roddy Masonic Lodge No. 734. For information,
call Robert Aldredge at (903) 880-2288.
Easter ‘Son’ rise service
A special Easter “Son” rise Service will be held at Melton Rock
at 6:45 a.m. Sunday, April 8. The Southern Joy Quartet begins
singing at 6 a.m. All denominations welcome. Bro. Brian
McWhorter brings the message. Dress warm and casual and wear
tennis shoes. Located off CR 2804, about 8 miles north of
Eustace. For information or directions, call (903) 425-7625
FBC sunrise service & Easter Musical
The community is invited to an Easter Sunrise Service at 7:30
a.m. Sunday, April 8, at the First Baptist Church, located in
Gun Barrel City. At 10 a.m., The sanctuary choir will present
“Oh, What a Savior.” For information, call (903) 887-6887.
Becker Candidate forum
The Becker Community Association is hosting a candidate forum at
7 p.m. Monday, April 9, at the Becker Community Center, corner
of FM 1895 and FM 2860. Questions can be e-mailed to Douglas
IRS tax walk-in days
The Tri-County Library in Mabank is hosting two walk-in days on
its tax help program from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 9,
and Friday, April 13. Deadline to file taxes on time is Tuesday,
April 17. For information call the library at (903) 887-9622.
Kaufman Republican forum
A Kaufman County Republican candidate forum is set for 7 p.m.
Tuesday, April 10, at the Kemp High School Auditorium. For
information call (903) 880-6770.
CCL Literary Club
The Literary Club of Cedar Creek Lake meets at 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, April 10, At The Library at Cedar Creek Lake.
Nutritionist Jim Judd will present, “How to Look 20 years
Younger in Three Months.” For membership information call Ruth
Pimm at (903) 778-4752.
HC Goes Blue
In conjunction with April being Child Abuse Awareness Month,
everyone is encouraged to wear blue on Wednesday April 11, to
show your support.
U.S. Congress update
Congressman Jeb Hensarling will present a Washington Update at
8:30 a.m. Thursday, April 12, at Mabank City Hall, 129 East
Books & Bargains sale
The Friends of the Kaufman County Library are hosting the 15th
annual Books and Bargains sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday,
April 13, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14, plus
their very popular bake sale, at the library located at 3790 S.
Houston St. Kaufman.
Annual kids day
The third annual Kids Day, in conjunction with CASA’s 5K run at
the Cain Center in Athens, is set for 8 a.m. Saturday, April 14.
Senior supplies needed
The Kemp Certified Nurse Aide class seeks help with “Supplies
for Seniors” benefitting Kemp Care Center, full size hygiene
products include shampoo, body wash, deodorant, shaving cream,
razors, toothpaste and denture care products. Red boxes are
placed at Kemp Family Pharmacy, First National Bank of Kemp,
many area churches and all Kemp school campuses. For information
call Liz Thorne, RN, at Kemp HS – (903) 498-9273.
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