Join us in honoring Ken Roberts as he retires after 17 years of
dedicated service as fire chief of the Eustace Fire Department
at the station 2-4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10 for cake and punch.
The Family Resource Center located at 107 Spring Valley, Gun
Barrel City, is looking for your help. The Center needs heaters
for babies, the elderly and people without heat. For information
call Debbie at (903) 887-4711. Donations are appreciated.
The Texas Department of Health Services monthly immunization
clinic at the Mabank Fire Department, 111 E. Mason, Mabank is
from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. The fourth Tuesday, odd
months only. No clinic on holidays. For info, call (972)
Recycle Christmas lights
Kaufman County residents and surrounding areas can recycle
broken or unwanted Christmas lights for free at the
Environmental Co-op Recycling Plant, 1100 Airport Rd, or The
Environmental Co-op office, 401 N. Adelaide, both in Terrell.
All types of string lights are accepted, including icycles and
LEDs, with plans to expand locations to Kaufman and Kemp. For
information, call (972) 524-0007 or visit eco@trash busters.org.
GBC holiday contest
The Gun Barrel City Beautification Committee Holiday Merchant
Decorating Contest is set. A $250 prize will be awarded Friday,
Dec. 9, along with a newspaper photo and winner sign. Register
at Gun Barrel City Hall.
Free nights of skating
Cedar Creek Bible Church is hosting free skating, skits and
snacks from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Fridays, Dec. 9 and 16. Parents may
drop off their children ages 4 through sixth grade to get a
little Christmas shopping done. Skates, popcorn and hot
chocolate provided free. The church is located on SH 274, one
mile north of the Seven Points traffic light. For information
call (903) 432-2175.
Round and square dancing is set for 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec.
17, (the first and third Saturdays of each month). The location
is the Log Cabin Swingers Square Dance Club located at 1210 N.
Tool Drive (SH 274). All dancers are invited to the New Dancer
dance on Friday, Dec. 9.
VZ seniors dance
The Van Zandt Senior Citizens Club Christmas Dance is set for 7
p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at the Henderson County Senior Center in
Athens. Admission is free to seniors. Joe Walenka will provide
country music. Everyone is welcome.
CCL Methodist dinner
The Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church is hosting its 28th
annual Community Christmas Dinner, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 9, at 100 South Old Indian Trail.
MHS Christmas concert
The Mabank High School Choir presents its “Christmas America”
concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, in the MHS auditorium. The
concert is free and open to the public. Also the Panther Edition
is singing at community events, including Eubank’s Grief
Recovery, Tuesday, Dec. 6, the Mabank Senior Center, and The
Library at Cedar Creek Lake in Seven Points, Wednesday, Dec. 14.
The Tri-County Library Christmas benefit features an H-O scale
train layout, 8’ X 3’ with everything included, to be given away
Friday, Dec. 9. You do not need to be present. Stop by the
library on Market street to find out how this train can be
An open microphone gospel singing and covered dish event is set
for 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at Faith Bible Church, 14065 SH
198, five miles north of 175.
For information, call (214) 734-9453.
Mabank ISD craft fair
The fourth annual “Get Your Jingle on,” holiday craft Fair is
set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Mabank
Intermediate School gym. To set a booth at the craft fair
download and review documents at mabankisd.net/craft-fair.
For information call Tonya Chapman or Christina Strong at (903)
Friends of the Tri-County Library will be selling a variety of
baked goods from cakes to homemade doggie biskets at the Mabank
Intermediate School’s “Get Your Jingle On” craft sale Saturday,
All Friends proceeds benefit the Tri-County Library.
Girl Scout food drive
The North East Service Unit of the Girl Scouts, including
Henderson County, will be caroling for canned goods Saturday,
Dec. 10, around the HC Courthouse. Come and share your canned
goods and voices and carol the old-fashioned traditional songs
with the Girl Scouts, Troop 1999 of Athens.
S–R Wild Winter Bash
The Scurry Rosser Wild Winter Bash, featuring a jackpot show for
swine, goats and lambs is set for 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at
the Kaufman County Showgrounds. Weight cards due at 9 a.m. and
showmanship is at 9 a.m. Craft vendors and concession stands
For information call Joey Isbell at (972) 754-3428 or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit website
Breakfast with Santa
Best Friends of the Library at Cedar Creek Lake is hosting
Breakfast with Santa from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the
library, 410 E. Cedar Creek Pkw., Seven Points. For a small
charge, kids and adults can enjoy pancakes, sausage, fruit,
juice and coffee, plus a visit with Santa who will present each
child a new, wrapped book. Bring your camera for photos. An
activity center will provide take home crafts for the children.
Christmas on the Square
The 15th annual Keep Eustace Beautiful sponsored, “Christmas on
the Square” is set for 5:30 p.m. (parade starts) to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 10. Free activities include community and school
choirs, Christmas tree lighting by oldest citizen, carriage
rides, Christmas dramas. Also there will be booths with crafts
for sale. For information, call city hall at (903) 425-4702.
Living Christmas Tree
The First Baptist Church of Gun Barrel City is hosting its
annual “Living Christmas Tree, presenting, “A Song in the Air”
at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 and at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday,
Dec. 11. For information call (903) 887-6887, ext. 3.
‘Searching for the King’
The First Baptist Church of Eustace Celebration Choir and Drama
Team invites everyone to experience a Christmas celebration at 6
p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11.
For information, call the church at (903) 425-2261.
CCL Women’s Club
The Cedar Creek Lake Women’s Club meets at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec.
13, at the Cedar Creek Country Club. Doors open at 10:30 a.m.
The Sullivan kids will perform winter and Christmas songs.
Sarah Maples Chapter
Sarah Maples Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution
meets at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at The Library at Cedar
Creek Lake. Don’t forget your gifts for veterans in nursing
homes and cans to be recycled.
Kemp seniors party
The Kemp Senior Citizens and Kemp Card Ministry will host a
Christmas Party at the Kemp Senior Center from 5 to 7 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 15. Come and enjoy the food and community
fellowship. To make a donation toward the event call (903)
S-R pancake breakfast
Scurry-Rosser Parents and Friends annual pancake breakfast is
set for 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at Scurry North 40 (across
from the S-R High School. Donations appreciated.
The Whitton Community Center is hosting a holiday celebration
and fundraiser beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17. Activities
include holiday crafts and gift store for children, a holiday
bake sale, door prizes and a smothered steak dinner, baked
potatoes, salad and dessert. The event benefits the building
Harbor Baptist benefit
Harbor Baptist Church in Payne Springs, is hosting a basket and
dessert auction beginning with registration at 4 p.m. Sunday,
Dec. 18, a youth group fundraiser. The church is located at
12059 SH 198. For information call (903) 451-4171.
Kemp community prayer
A community prayer with the mayor of Kemp is set for 7 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 19, (every third Monday), at Kemp City hall. All
citizens are invited.
Free clothing, shoes
Crescent Heights Baptist Church, SH 31, will distribute free
clothing and shoes, from 9 to 11 a.m., the first Saturday of
For information, call (903) 675-3904.
CC Homeschoolers 4-H
The Cedar Creek Homeschoolers 4-H Club leads Henderson County in
a “Save Your Change” event to fund Project Linus, an
organization that gives blankets to traumatized children. Change
can be dropped off at the Ag-Extension office in Athens. The
club is also collecting coats for the Family Resource Center.
When dropping off coats, please indicate they are for the 4-H
Food pantry drop box
This time of year the food pantry gets low. Groom and Sons’
would like to make it easy to make donations. A drop box is
located in the lobby of the store where anyone can put their
donation of canned or nonperishable foods. Cash donations are
also accepted. Thanks in advance for your generosity.
Teen account set
An account has been opened at First National Bank in Kemp for
Alyssa Olivarez, 14. She was diagnosed with Burkitts lymphoma.
The NA is teaching coping skills to families of addicts at 8
p.m. seven days a week. For information call (903) 432-2405.
Mail address is Cedar Creek NA, 715 South Seven Points Dr. Suite
D, Seven Points, TX, 75143.
VFW food drive
The VFW Post 4376 and its Ladies Auxiliary in Seven Points are
collecting nonperishable food items for families in need of
assistance at Christmas time. To make a donation, call (903)
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