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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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FALL FESTIVAL – The 16th Annual Greenwood Fall Festival is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday in Greenwood. The parade is at 10 a.m. For more information or to reserve booth space, call Gerry Galloway at 940-466-7997 or Linda Hood at 940-466-7597.

FIRE DEPARTMENT FUNDRAISER – The Greenwood-Slidell Volunteer Fire Department will hold its fundraiser 5 p.m. Saturday at the fire hall in downtown Greenwood following the annual Greenwood Fall Festival. The event will include a fish fry, live auction, live music by Salt Creek and Phil Hamilton and a raffle. Raffle items include a half-day quail and pheasant hunt at Nine Bar Ranch, a 16 GB iPad and a DPMS AR-15. For more information, visit www.gsvfd.us.

FOOD AND CRAFTS – The First Presbyterian Church in Bridgeport will hold a Bake and Craft Sale 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. A lunch of beans, cornbread and tea will be served for $5. The church is located at 1307 Newby.

VETERANS PICNIC – The Wise County Veterans Council will host its annual Veterans Picnic for Wise County veterans and their families 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday in the Women’s Building at the Sheriff’s Posse Grounds in Decatur. The meal will include a free barbecue lunch with all the trimmings, desserts and beverages for as long as it lasts. Door prizes will be given away every 15 to 20 minutes until they are all gone. There will also be a sweet walk and a silent auction.

PUMPKIN DECORATING CONTEST – The Decatur Public Library invites teens 13 and older to enter the Otaku/Manga Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Pumpkins weighing 10 pounds or less will be accepted and must be decorated with manga, anime, or graphic novel-themed art (no carving). Entries will be accepted on Oct. 15, and winners will be announced Oct. 21. Call the library at 940-393-0290 for more information.

CHAMBER MEETING – The Chico Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon today at the Senior Citizens building to finish planning Chico Fest, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19. Members and non-members are welcome.

WIDOWS MEETING – The Wise County Chapter of Widows of America Inc. (WOA) will meet 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Fairview Baptist Church Annex at Farm Roads 407 and 2264. Claudette Gallagher of Carrollton will present “Add Years To Your Life: Being Thankful.” Luncheon cost is $2. The meeting is open to all widows, singles and divorcees of any age. For a reservation, call Jeanne Lewis at 214-779-0874 by Saturday, Oct. 12. For more information, contact E. Curina Morris, WOA President at 940-648-2540 or curina.morris@yahoo.com.

SCV MEETING – The Sons of Confederate Veterans will meet at the Wesley Center of the First United Methodist Church in Decatur at 7 tonight. Mary Otto will present a program on Amish Culture.

FUNERALS – Service for Atza Manuel, 73, of Bridgeport is 2 p.m. today at Jones Family Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport with burial at East Bridgeport Cemetery.