Blood drive, open house set Dec.
Special to The Monitor
GUN BARREL CITY–What better Christmas gift could there be
than the gift of blood to help save a life?
Friends of the Animals volunteer Katherine McMoran is in the hospital
with acute leukemia, has no health insurance and is in need of blood.
So, Friends of the Animals Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic in Gun Barrel
City is having a Christmas open house and blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. Saturday, Dec.15, to help Katherine.
The clinic invites all area residents to come tour the clinic, have some
punch and Christmas cookies and give the ultimate gift of blood.
The clinic is located in the southeast corner of State Highways 198 and
334 behind the Chevron station.
And, as Katherine is also on the board of directors of the Humane
Society of Cedar Creek Lake, Friends is also asking for donations for
that organization – they are always in desperate need of pet food, cat
litter, bleach and detergent.
These items may be brought to the Friends clinic between 10 a.m. and 2
p.m. that Saturday.
If you are able to donate blood, remember:
• there is no age limit for donating blood,
• you can donate if you have diabetes or blood pressure under control,
• you should not have a cold, and
• you should presently be cancer-free.
Please call Melissa Collins at (903) 451-2051 or (214) 505-7499 for more
information on this important event.
Cedar Creek 4-H club
cooking up fun, community service
By Grant Parker
Special to The Monitor
MABANK–The Henderson County Cedar Creek 4-H Club has had an exciting and
productive fall semester.
In addition to informational meetings regarding subjects such as
rabbits, patriotism, table etiquette and raising chickens in the
backyard, just to name a few, members of our club have participated in
several community service projects.
4-H’ers wrote and decorated thank you cards and delivered them to local
veterans in honor of Veteran’s Day.
Members also participated in a canned food drive for Henderson County.
Club members distributed and collected bags of food form neighborhoods
in the county and delivered them to the County Extension Office.
Recently, our club assembled boxes for Operation Christmas Child to
provide goodies for children in other countries.
In addition to community service, members had fun participating in the
Henderson County Food Show.
During club meetings, Clover Kids, ages 5-8, had opportunities to learn
about cooking and food safety and preparation by engaging in age
appropriate games and activities.
Congratulations to Clover Kids Jennifer Kornegay and Kassidy Parker, who
participated from our club.
Winners advancing to district competition in the food show are Maria
Murry, McKenzie Lightle, Grant Parker, Kirianna Bass, Olivia Wise and
Other participants in the food show from our club were Justin Walker,
Carli Tennison, Shelby Henson and Haley Henson.
Congratulations to all of these 4-H’ers who participated in the county
Also, congratulations to Carli Tennison for wining second place overall
with her chili entry at the annual ALPA chili cook-off and auction.
Tennison’s chili also won the award for the hottest chili.
Congratulations to all of the other members who also entered chili in
December looks to be full of fun and more opportunities to serve our
If you are interested in joining the Henderson County 4-H Club, please
visit at our next meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11.
Our club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at Living
Stones Fellowship Church in Athens.
Grant Parker, of Mabank, is a home-schooled 11-year-old member of the HC
Cedar Creek 4-H Club.
Eustace Christmas on the
Special to The Monitor
EUSTACE–From 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, the sixth
annual “Christmas on the Square,” sponsored by Keep Eustace Beautiful,
will be held on the town square.
In past years, 2,000 people have enjoyed the festivities.
The beautiful turn-of-the-century square is decorated with lights,
garland and ribbon to take everyone back in time.
The Christmas spirit is in abundance this evening because everything is
Along with the booths serving all kinds of holiday drinks and goodies
spread across the square, many activities are planned.
Community and school choirs and bands, Christmas tree lighting by the
eldest citizen, tour of the log cabin, Santa arriving and free carriage
rides are on the line-up.
Everyone in the community is invited to share this special evening.
For more information, call Dianne Shafer at (903) 425-4082 or (903)
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
We are five beautiful Heeler mix
pups. We were brought here by animal control, so we have no
history. We are sweet little pups starting out in a new world.
We’ve been wormed and given our first shots. We are sweet babies
looking for our new forever homes.
My name is Chloe. I am a
beautiful female kitten. I was brought to the Shelter by my
owners who were not able to keep me. I am a very playful kid
looking for my new forever home.
My name is Rebel. I am a
beautiful male Pit Bull mix pup. I am somewhere around four
months old. I am a sweet and playful puppy. I am such a
wonderful kid in need of a new wonderful home.
My name is Chris. I am a male
Retriever mix pup. I was brought to the shelter by animal
control, so I have no history. I am a very sweet young man with
lots of energy. I have been given my first shots. I am a sweet
kid looking for my home.
Pictured are just a few
animals at the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake in Seven
Points in dire need of a good home. Please call or stop by the
Humane Society today and rescue one of these forgotten animals.
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake is located on 10220
County Road 2403 in
Seven Points. For more information, please call (903) 432-3422
after 11 a.m.
We are closed on Wednesday and Sunday.
For further information
visit our website at