AROUND TOWN (Nov. 15, 2023)
Falls County 4-H is sponsoring a Food Drive Oct. 15 through Nov. 15. Drop off locations are: Williams Feed Store, 1st National Bank of Hughes Springs, Miller’s Country Market, Falls County Extension Office, Texas Farm Bureau - Connie Tindle, Falls County Courthouse. Bring canned foods to fight hunger.
Free Thanksgiving Dinner for the Elderly and Shut-in (age 65 and older) in Falls County will be held on Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Faith, Hope & Charity, 405 East First Street in Marlin. Sponsored by: Concerned Citizens Organization or Youth Inc., Salvation Army, Apple Sport, Sam’s Club, Brookshire’s, Citizens State Bank, 1st National Bank, Outback Steakhouse and Falls Community Hospital and Clinic. Deadline to reserve is Nov. 4. Call Shirley Piper at (254) 644-0296 or (254) 252-0218 with name, address and phone number to get your dinner. Volunteers needed for delivery.
Surviving the Holidays is a helpful, encouraging seminar for people facing the holidays after a loved one’s death. The seminar features video interviews with counselors, grief experts, and other people who have experienced the holidays after their loved one’s death and who offer practical suggestions and reassurance. Those who attend will receive a Survival Guide filled with practical tips, encouraging words, journaling ideas, and exercises for daily help through the holiday season. The seminar will be held Saturday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to noon at the First Baptist Church in Marlin. Registration cost is $10, which includes refreshments and the Survival Guide. For more information or to register contact Janet Evans (254) 422-3536 or Ramona Watson (254) 715-2722.
Falls County Electronics Cleanup Day in Marlin only at Falls County Jail Site, 2847 Hwy. 6, Marlin. TV’s, Computer Equipment, etc. Saturday, Nov. 18, from 8 a.m. to noon. Funding provided by Central Texas Resource Conservation & Development & Falls County.
Caritas of Waco Inc. will be in Marlin every first and third Monday of the month as part of their Veterans Case Management Program: Assistance For Veterans/Outreach. This will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 365 Coleman St, Marlin. For more information, call (254) 832-5971. To make an appointment please call Jason McCarty at (254) 640-0906. Dates subject to change due to holidays etc.
Falls County American Legion Post 31 meets the second Monday of the month at 1 Mesquite Tree Lane at 6 p.m. Their phone number is (254) 883-5056.
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