AREA BRIEFS – Waxahachie Daily Light


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The Waxahachie Police Department and Waxahachie Fire-Rescue will square off in a first responder from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at HEB, 800 N. Highway 77.

Burger recipes have been created by police and firefighters, and the community is encouraged to vote for their favorite after purchasing a burger.

All proceeds benefit the WPD and WFR Charitable Funds.

Trick or treat in the square

The Town of Waxahachie will host Trick or Treat on the Square from 3-5 p.m. on October 27 in downtown Waxahachie.

Children are invited to dress up and play tricks or treats at participating merchants downtown.

The Trio Villines to play

There will be a free Southern Gospel concert with award-winning band The Villines Trio at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Chautauqua Auditorium.

The Villines Trio have been singing across the United States as a trio for seven years. This young family lives in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. The group consists of brother and sister Landon Villines and Emmy Villines Smith as well as cousin Hannah Villines.

Park and Praise Fall Festival

The Park and Praise Fall Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on October 15 at Central Presbyterian Church Fellowship Park, 406 N. College St.

The event will include games, music, face painting, a bouncy house, a balloon artist and free food.

Hope for the Homeless Gala

The Ellis County Homeless Coalition is hosting the Ray of Hope for the Homeless Black Tie Gala on November 5 at The After Church, 1511 FM 664 in Midlothian.

The silent auction begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Dinner will be provided by ENJOY FOODS.

The cost is $50 per person. RSVP is requested by October 22.

Go to ECHC-rayofhope. for more information.

Lighthouse for learning

The next Lighthouse for Learning courses at Waxahachie ISD begin on October 3.

The following courses will be available: Growing Fruit Trees, Stained Glass for Beginners, Self Defense: Preventing Attack, Poetry and Publishing: A Practical Guide, Beginner Tennis, Fashion Sewing for Youth, Conversational Spanish I and Pickleball for Beginners.

To register, go to wisd.

For more information, visit

Downtown Jamboree

The Downtown Jamboree will take place from 7-9 p.m. on October 15 at Railyard Park.

The event will feature music from Gary Fox and Fox Country.

Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Proceeds go to the Moral Courage Foundation Scholarship Fund.

For more information, visit Jamboree Town Center. com.

Trunk or treat

First United Methodist Church Red Oak will host a trunk or treat event from 3-5 p.m. on October 30.

The church is located at 600 Daubitz Drive in Red Oak.

For more information, visit

The ROSD is looking for students for a children’s choir

Red Oak ISD is seeking ROISD students in grades two through five for an open call for the “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” children’s choir.

Register by accessing the forms. gle/uu4yQ5dpZo31zqng7.

Red Oak Fall Festival

The City of Red Oak is looking for small businesses, artisans, artists and food vendors for this year’s Fall Festival.

The festival will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. on October 22 at Pearson Park and the Red Oak Civic Center. It will include games, rides, face artists, airbrush tattoo artists, a petting zoo, crafts, inflatables, and more.

Visit for more information.

Stained Glass Art Classes

As part of its Lighthouse for Learning program, Waxahachie ISD will host a beginners stained glass art class from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Global High School, 275 Indian Drive.

No glass cutting is necessary. Class leaders will pre-cut and grind the glass for you (although there is a cutting lesson for those who want to practice). Working with a pattern, cutting and grinding glass, laminating, soldering and adding patina are all techniques you will learn. The total cost is $50. Go to the small URL. com/55htp5ux to register.

OddFest scheduled for Saturday

This year’s OddFest will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at 200 S. Rogers St.

OddFest is an arts festival featuring Odd-leaning Texan artists. Craft beer, unique food vendors and live entertainment complete this one-of-a-kind event.

OddFest has been raising money for the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge Waxahachie #80 building fund since 2015.

Tours will be available of the organization’s former building where IOOF #80 members have gathered to do caring and charitable work for over 100 years.

WISD is looking for observation sites

Waxahachie ISD CTE is seeking observation sites for senior students enrolled in health science internships during the 2022-23 school year. If you are a healthcare provider interested in helping our students, contact Morgan Burnett ([email protected]) or Amy Miner ([email protected]).

Need bus drivers

Waxahachie ISD is hiring bus drivers for the next school year.

All paid training will be provided and a CDL is not required to apply. Visit or call 972-923-4632 for more information.

Lighthouse for learning

Waxahachie ISD will continue its Lighthouse for Learning community education program this fall, which offers adults the opportunity to become lifelong learners.

Classes take place on Monday and/or Thursday evenings in the fall (October-December) and spring (March-May) semesters.

The fall semester begins in September, and the district is looking for community members who want to help enrich the community by teaching a Lighthouse for Learning course.

WISD offers a wide variety of courses. For more information, contact Sandy King, Community Outreach Coordinator, at 972-923-4631, ext. 10108, or by email to [email protected]


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