Five Things to Know: The Week Ahead in Wise for Saturday, May 26, 2018

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, May 26, 2018

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Oh, wait. This isn’t a Garth Brooks song; it’s the JW Hart PBR Challenge.

The event with WC Challenger Charities is celebrating it’s 15th year in Decatur with an action-packed event June 2. As usual, organizers Andrew Rottner, Wendell Berry, Calvin Jackson and Alan Sessions have planned not only a fun night of bull-riding, but also an epic weekend to entertain the whole family.

“Just get ready because it’s gonna be hot, and it’s gonna be good watchin’,” former PBR rider and contest namesake, JW Hart, said.

Buy tickets online at or call 1-800-514-3849.

Sponsorships, which come with box seats, are also available. Call Rottner, 817-980-8131.



Temperatures are expected to soar above 100 degrees almost every day next week, nearing 106 by Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

It’s important to stay hydrated and limit time outdoors if possible. If you must be outside, continue to hydrate, use sunscreen and take frequent breaks in the shade. Check on elderly friends and neighbors and keep an eye on outdoor animals.

It’s just the start of summer, but it’s shaping up to be a hot one. NWS predicts the entire month of June to run 10 to 20 degrees above normal.

Silver Sneakers


Fit-N-Wise is hosting a free Silver Sneakers class Wednesday, celebrating National Senior Health and Fitness Day.

The workout group for senior adults will meet 10 to 11 a.m. that day, but there will be vendors and door prizes geared toward seniors in the gym from 9 a.m. to noon.

Folks who regularly attend Silver Sneakers classes said it’s not only good exercise, but also a great way to make friends and socialize.

Cruise Nights


Cruise Nights on the Courthouse Square is June 2.

The streets around the Wise County Courthouse will be shut down for a classic car show and a night of small-town fun. Visitors can meander through all makes and models of vehicles, plus grab a bite to eat and shop local antique stores and boutiques.

This will be the last show before it goes on hiatus in July and August.

The final two Cruise Nights of the year are Sept. 1 and Oct. 6.



Let the fun commence.

School just got out this week, but don’t wait too late to sign up for summer sports camps, reading clubs, swim lessons and the like. Many sports camps at local high schools are held the first few weeks of summer break, and there are a few summer activities, like 4-H day camps, with limited space, so don’t delay.

Your kids are wallowing in their free time now, but within the first week, they’ll be bored. Nip it in the bud.

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