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5 Things to Know: The Week Ahead in Wise for Saturday, October 13, 2018

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, October 13, 2018
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Dancing

#1 PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ

Travel back in time to the Roaring Twenties at the 27th annual Decatur Chamber of Commerce auction next weekend. Flappers, gangsters and the like will gather at the Decatur Conference Center 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 20). Guests can try their luck at casino games, participate in the fundraising auction and of course, enjoy dinner and cocktails.

Highlight of the night: awarding the Decatur Citizen of the Year.

For tickets, call the Decatur Chamber, 940-627-3107.

Halloween

#2 SAY BOO!

Little ghosts and goblins are invited to fill their jack-o’-lanterns at the Wise County Public Safety Fall Festival next week. The sheriff’s office and all their first responder friends will be at the Wise County Fairgrounds 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, handing out candy and playing games.

Everything is free – admission, food and activities.

In addition to the sheriff’s office, your kiddos can expect to meet firefighters, state troopers, EMTs and game wardens.

Decatur

#3 HIP TO BE SQUARE

If the Chamber shindig isn’t your thing, you can still enjoy a night out in Decatur next Saturday.

Saturday on the Square is Oct. 20 and will feature vendors and artists 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. There will be live music and the Carnival Catering food truck will be on site.

Saturday on the Square was just started in September but will be held the third Saturday of every month. Let the good times roll!

Trivia

#4 DROPPING KNOWLEDGE BOMBS

Calling all smartypants!

Decatur Public Library has partnered with Trinity Street Coffee Bar for a trivia night. The fun will be had 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the coffee bar, 110 N. Trinity St., in Decatur.

Contestants can sip tasty concoctions made by the Trinity Street baristas and bartenders while playing for prizes and gift certificates.

Stickhorse

#5 CELEBRATE CHICO

Barbecue, bounce houses and a beautiful baby contest.

This can mean only one thing. It’s Chico Fest.

The annual scholarship fundraiser for the Chico Chamber of Commerce is Oct. 20 on the town square.

Festivities include the Lil’ Mister and Miss Chico Fest contest, a stickhorse rodeo, bingo, raffles and a barbecue lunch. The event runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If you’d like to set up a booth, call Michelle Slonaker at 940-644-2330 or Fletta Barrett, 940-644-2515.

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