Weekend Planner for the week of April 18, 2018

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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Decatur Community Market kicks off its season Saturday.

This year the market will set up every week at the Wise County Fairgrounds on Farm Road 51 South in Decatur. In addition to Wise County agriculture, products and locally crafted items, this week there will be food trucks and special activities for kids, like bounce houses and bumper balls.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and it will run weekly through October.

Glow Ball


The Decatur Chamber of Commerce’s annual Glow Ball Tournament is Friday at the Decatur Golf Club.

Although it may sound dangerous, no serious injuries have been reported to-date. The mixer starts at 5:30 p.m., and the tourney starts at dusk. Cost is $50 per player for a four-man team. Register by calling 940-627-3107 or email



Community members are invited to a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Gerald Stuteville of Boyd 5 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, 540 S. Allen Street. Stuteville was severely burned in a grass fire at his home in September, and donations will go to help he and wife Cindy pay medical costs. There will also be a silent auction at the dinner, with items including a guided fishing trip on Possum Kingdom Lake, camping items, meat gift certificates and a basketball goal.

Raffle tickets are on sale to benefit “Cross Man” Mark Irland, who makes wooden crosses for everyone who passes away in Wise and Montague counties. Tickets are $10 each, and can be used to win a “men’s basket” which includes gift cards, a bass fishing trip, a Ruger LC9S 9 mm pistol and two oil changes or a “women’s basket” which includes jewelry, gift cards, two bottles of wine and a 10-12 person paint party with Just For The Art Of It. Raffle tickets can be purchased at iOffice, J-Rob’s, Brandi’s Country Kitchen (both locations), Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur and Greenwood Store or by contacting Nia Callan, 817-707-7409. Callan will announce the raffle winners Saturday. Proceeds will help pay medical expenses for Irland’s wife, who was diagnosed with breast cancer.

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