FUNDRAISING RECORD – The 4th Annual Dazzle Me Pink fashion show and luncheon Wednesday raised $62,103, beating last year’s record by more than $10,000. The event, hosted by Wise Regional Health Foundation at the Decatur Civic Center, raises money for Mary’s Gift and Women’s Health Services at Wise Regional to help provide breast cancer screening. Money was raised from table sales, a live auction, raffles and individual donations. Read more in the weekend Messenger.
WEDNESDAY RAINFALL TOTALS – Rainfall totals from yesterday included 0.5 of an inch in Rhome, 0.46 in Decatur, 0.45 in Greenwood and 0.4 in Alvord.
5K RUN/WALK – The Rodeo Pink 5K Run/Walk is 9 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at the pavilion at Harwood Park in Bridgeport. Pre-register before April 26 to receive a T-shirt. Cost is $20. After April 26, fees increase to $25 and do not include a T-shirt. Registration forms are available at Bridgeport City Hall, Bridgeport Area Chamber of Commerce, iCopy in Decatur, Angel’s Health Care in Decatur or online at www.cityofbridgeport.net or www.bridgeportchamber.org.
SINGLES CLUB – The North Texas Singles Club will meet 6 p.m. Saturday at Catfish O’Harlie’s in Decatur. All single adults are welcome. For more information, call Joyce at (817) 776-0350.
HOMES FOR VETERANS – A fundraising dinner to benefit WC Challenger Charities’ partnership with the Military Warriors Support Foundation is 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the First Baptist Church of Decatur. The group is raising money to provide homes to five wounded war veterans, and keys to those homes will be presented at the J.W. Hart PBR Challenge bull riding event June 8 in Decatur. Lt. Gen. Leroy Sisco, founder and chief executive officer of the foundation will attend the dinner, and although the dinner is free, there will be an opportunity to make a donation at the end of the program. To attend, RSVP to Bree at First Baptist by calling (940) 627-3235 or by emailing email@example.com.
BOOK SALE – The Chico Public Library’s annual book sale is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the library’s book room at City Hall in Chico. Funds raised support library collection development. This will be the library’s largest book sale ever, with thousands of children’s, juvenile, and adult fiction and non-fiction titles on every subject. Paperbacks are 25 cents; hardbacks, videocassettes and audiobooks are $1; DVDs are $2, and music is 50 cents with discount pricing by the bag/box. For more information, call Michelle at (940) 644-2330.
CHAMBER BANQUET – The Chico Chamber of Commerce banquet is 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the City of Chico’s Community Room, 401 S. Hovey. Awards will be presented including Citizen of the Year, Lifetime Award, the President’s Award and scholarships. Tickets can be purchased for $15 in advance at First State Bank in Chico or at the door for $20.
BENEFIT FUNDRAISER – Western Star Cowboy Church will hold a benefit fundraiser for pastor Bobby Bowden 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the Springtown Square. The event will feature live entertainment, booths, baked goods, raffles and games. Donations, volunteers and vendors are needed. For more information call Katherine Thomas at (817) 220-0528. Proceeds will help with medical expenses for an inoperable kidney and cancer of other organs.
ESL OPEN HOUSE – An ESL (English Second Language) Open House is 7 p.m. Monday, April 15, at First United Methodist Church in Boyd. For more information call Patti at (940) 433-5662.
DINNER AND DERBY – Chico Class of 2013 will host a project graduation fundraiser dinner and home run derby at 5 p.m. Friday at the high school softball/baseball fields. A barbecue sandwich dinner costs $5 per plate, and the home run derby is $10 per entry. All proceeds benefit project graduation.
BAKE SALE – East Side Alumni is having a bake sale 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Cornerstone Church in Decatur. Money will benefit the East Side Alumni reunion in July. For information, call Mike Bell at (940) 627-9082.
FIRST RESPONDER ON AGENDA – Rhome City Council will meet in closed session during its regular meeting tonight to continue discussing possible applicants for the city’s newly created EMT/first responder position. Two months ago the council voted 3-1 to create the post. The job description says the first responder will respond “to all calls within the Rhome Volunteer Fire Department service area needing emergency and non-emergency medical treatment or care” and offers a detailed list of additional tasks. The meeting is at 7 p.m. at Rhome City Hall.
ALVORD SCHOOL BOARD – The Alvord School Board meets tonight and is expected to approve the issuance of up to $1.8 million in time warrants and maintenance tax notes. That debt, which does not require voter approval, will be repaid over the next 15 or 20 years with regular maintenance and operations funds – around $85,000 a year. The money will be used to pave parking lots and driveways around the middle school and high school at an estimated cost of $950,000. It will also provide funding for two school buses and pay for a laundry list of needed items. The meeting is at 6 p.m. at the administration building, 100 Mosley Lane.
FUNERALS – Memorial service for Sylvia Ann Norris, 70, of Decatur is 5 p.m. Sunday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
MEMORIAL service for Deb Brantner, 63, of Alvord will be held at a later date. Coker-Hawkins is handling arrangements.