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5 Things to Know: The Week Ahead in Wise for Saturday, September 29, 2018

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, September 29, 2018
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#1 BOOT SCOOTIN’ BOOGIE

Put on your boots, gather up the kids and get ready for a small town Saturday night.

Wise County Street Dance, benefiting local fire departments, is Oct. 6 immediately following Cruise Nights on the courthouse square. Zach Nytomt will open the night at 8 p.m., followed by Zac Wilkerson playing until 11 p.m. The stage will be set up on Trinity Street. There will be food trucks on site, but the event is BYOB.

The event is free, but donations for the fire departments will be accepted. You can also contribute by participating in the silent auction at Parker Properties, 206 W. Main Street, or by buying raffle tickets for an AR-15 and a handgun.

#2 NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

Free food, bounce houses and clowns … now that’s a party!

Celebrate the 35th anniversary of National Night Out next week with the Decatur and Rhome police departments.

The Decatur event is on the square 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. In addition to free hot dogs, chips, drinks and snow cones, kiddos can play in bounce houses and watch the Decatur Fire Department clown show. There will also be a distracted driving simulator and child fingerprint ID booth.

In Rhome, everyone will gather at the Family Park Pavilion, 400 S. Virginia Lane, 6 to 8 p.m. Show up early for free food and T-shirts. It’s a chance to meet your local police officers and learn about crime prevention.

#3 HOMECOMING SEASON

Two Wise County schools are celebrating homecoming next week – Alvord and Northwest.

Of course, the football games are Friday night. Alvord will take on Tioga at 7 p.m., and Northwest will face Fort Worth Eastern Hills at 7:30 p.m.

The Alvord homecoming parade and pep rally is Friday at 3 p.m., and school will release early that day. The elementary gets out at 2 p.m., followed by the middle school at 2:10 and the high school at 2:15.

Northwest’s parade is 6 p.m. Wednesday, and the district’s first homecoming queen, JoNell Pittman Mitchell, crowned in 1950, will be at the event. The parade will travel from Northwest High School to the football stadium.

Individual campuses in both districts are having special events throughout the week, so be sure to check your school’s website and social media for details.

#4 CLOVER EXPLOSION

Well, not really. No exploding clovers to be found.

But there will be a knowledge bomb at Wise County’s 4-H Explosion Monday evening. Representatives from various clubs and project groups will be on hand to visit with families about everything 4-H has to offer.

Plus, there will be free food, games and giveaways.

Come out to the Wise County Fairgrounds 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

#5 SOME LIKE IT HOT

Test your taste buds next weekend at the Rhome Raging Chili Cookoff and Funival.

A Blake Shelton tribute band – Blake Nation – will get the party started Friday, 6-10 p.m., at Rhome Family Park. The chili cookoff is Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be food, shopping and of course, a bounce house so the littles can burn off energy.

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