6th Annual Fish Cook-Off To Benefit Home Hospice

6th Annual Fish Cook-Off To Benefit Home Hospice

Home Hospice Fish CookoffSherman Texas | April 17, 2017

Home Hospice of Grayson, Cooke, and Fannin Counties is hosting their Sixth Annual Fish Cook-Off Fundraiser at Loy Lake Park, Texas in Denison in the Mayor’s Arena on April 30th from 12:30-4:00pm.  Teams are competing to win “Best Fish Cook in Texoma,”! There will also be teams cooking side items including hushpuppies, beans, coleslaw, and tartar sauce who will receive “Best Dish” awards. Be sure to bring your appetite!

Live entertainment will be provided all afternoon by Morris McCann, Jason Meadows, Bo Phillips and Katt Daddy “The Oklahoma Noodler”. There will be balloon artists and you can spin the wheel for prizes or a chance in the Landmark Bank Money Machine! There will be numerous silent auction items and several great raffle prizes to win, including a Custom made “Steak Cook-Off” grill, a Samsung 4K SVHD 55” TV that retails for $3995, and a one week stay at Marriot Ocean Villas in Myrtle Beach, SC.  You can buy your raffle tickets at the event or at the Sherman office at 505 W. Center Street. Some of the silent auction items will include fishing gear, original art, jewelry, themed baskets, and landscape and farm supplies. Tickets are $10 per person with children under 12 getting in free.  Parking is also free. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or at the Home Hospice office at 505 W. Center Street, Sherman, TX.  Call 903-868-9315 for more information.

Proceeds from the 6th Annual FISH COOK-OFF will help Home Hospice of Grayson, Cooke & Fannin Counties continue to provide services to those in our communities who may lack the resources to access quality healthcare. Home Hospice provides support for caregivers and in-home care for patients with chronic, advanced or terminal conditions as well as palliative care through their Pathways Palliative Supportive Care Program. They also offer bereavement services like Camp Dragonfly for children learning to cope with a significant loss. There are many community programs offered by Home Hospice as well as support groups and workshops.

Home Hospice of Grayson, Cooke and Fannin Counties is a 501(c)(3) local community-based organization founded in 1982 and serving their communities with integrity for 35 years. As the oldest and most trusted local hospice organization their mission is to provide the best care and support enhancing the Quality of Life of the patients and their families. To learn about other community outreach programs offered by Home Hospice, please visit www.homehospice.org or visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/homehospiceofgrayson.

Northeast Texas Children’s Museum Announces Friendship Bridge Fundraiser

Northeast Texas Children’s Museum Announces  Friendship Bridge Fundraiser

Northeast Texas Children's Museum Friendship Bridge FunraiserCommerce Texas | March 22, 2017

The Northeast Texas Children’s Museum will welcome area Bridge players to “Friendship Bridge” on Monday, April 10 at 1:30.   The event is the longest running fund-raising event for the Children’s Museum. “We have watched friendships grow each year around the Bridge table, “said Nancy McFarland, co-chair of the event. “We enjoy seeing returning friends and welcoming new participants each year.”

The event provides a relaxing environment for the players. Groups may rotate to other tables or stay together throughout the afternoon.“We will have a table for beginning Bridge players. Sometimes when individuals have not had the opportunity to play in the last year, they enjoy being with other players of the same level,” said Toni Deaton, the other co-chair.

The afternoon will include Bridge, dessert, and cash prizes for winners of high, second high, and low.  There will also be drawings for other prizes. Tickets are $25 a person and can be purchased at the Children’s Museum or by credit card by calling the Children’s Museum at 903-886-6055.

Pottsboro Library Trivia Night Fun’Raiser

Pottsboro Library Trivia Night Fun’Raiser

The Friends of the Pottsboro Area Library, a 501(c)3 organization, will hold a fun-raiser Trivia Night on Friday, February 10, 2017 from 6-9 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Pottsboro.

Tickets are $25 each or $200 for a table of 8 and includes a German-style meal; bring your own beer or wine.  Participants are encouraged create a theme and costumes for their group, table decorations are optional.  Trivia questions are presented to the entire group, with a time limit and points for the correct answer(s).

The winning team will enjoy bragging rights and the honor of displaying the trophy until next year’s event.

Advance reservations and payment are requested by January 31, 2017.  Mail your check, payable to Friends of the Pottsboro Area Library, P.O. Box 477, Pottsboro, TX  75076.  For questions or more information, check out our website, www.pottsborolibrary.com and www.facebook/pottsborolibrary,  or call the library at 903-786-8274.


Annual Bob Skaggs Memorial Food Drive

Annual Bob Skaggs Memorial Food Drive

Bob Skaggs Memorial Food Drive93.1 KMKT, 97.5 KLAK and Mad Rock 102.5, Tyson Foods, Serenity Best Home Health, Lankford Roofing and the Bob Skaggs Family are excited to announce the dates of the 20th Annual Bob Skaggs Memorial Food Drive, benefiting the Salvation Army of Grayson County. The annual community event will kick off on Monday, November 21st and run through Wednesday, November 23rd. During the food drive, radio station personnel, members of the Bob Skaggs Family, event sponsors and other volunteers will accept canned goods, other non-perishable items and cash donations from the community during LIVE broadcasts in front of the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Sherman (Highways 75 & 82).

Last year the donations we received during the Bob Skaggs Memorial Food Drive filled up 6 U-Haul tucks, an ambulance and a Salvation Army truck with roughly 100,000 non-perishable food items and other supplies.

“Big Dave” Hilton, Mad Rock 102.5 Morning Show Host, says they have big plans for the food drive, “This year, in 2016, we hope to break last year’s record, in honor of 20 years helping local families. Our goal is to DOUBLE last year’s donations to celebrate 20 years with 200,000 donated items. We are also extending our hours this year to give people more time to drop off their food donations. We’ll accept donations from 6am-8pm on Monday, November 21st, 6am-8pm Tuesday, November 22nd and from 6am-Noon on Wednesday, November 23rd.”

For additional information about the 20th Annual Bob Skaggs Memorial Food Drive go to: 931kmkt.com, 975klak.com or madrock1025.com.

2016 Kiwanis Red River Bike Rally

2016 Kiwanis Red River Bike Rally

Red River Bike RallyHundreds of cyclist ready for the 2016 Kiwanis Red River Bike Rally

It’s August so it’s time for the Annual Kiwanis Red River Bike Rally.  This will be the 11th Annual Kiwanis Red River Bike Rally and the 4th year it has been hosted by Tanglewood Resort and Conference Center on Lake Texoma.  The 2016 cycling event will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2016.  Over 450 riders participate in the Red River Bike Rally and even more are expected this year.  Routes are mostly on country roads with little traffic in the beautiful north Texas countryside.

Affectionately dubbed by riders as the “Hotter than Hotter ‘N Hell,” it’s the ideal preparation for one of the largest rides in the nation.  All routes start and finish at Tanglewood Resort and wind thru country roads west of Denison and Sherman.  Routes are posted on the rally website www.kiwanisredriverrally.com.

Riders can choose from 6 different routes from the 8-mile individual route to the 100-mile Century route.  Each one offers a unique and challenging experience along with plenty of ride support and fully stocked rest stops every 10 to 12 miles.  Mechanics and SAG support will be available on all routes.  Safety will always be the top priority.

Thanks to the hard work of the folks at Texoma Bicycle works and Texoma Cycling Club, riders can use www.RideWithGPS.com  to prepare for the ride.  Century Riders (100 miles) must complete 53 miles prior to 12:00 Noon.  At High Noon all riders arriving at the Wall Street point will be re-directed to the 88 mile “bail-out” route.

In addition to the 8-mile family route, riders can chose from 25-miles, 45-miles, 66-miles, 85-miles or the100-miles routes.  Start and finish will be at the Tanglewood Resort.  The Pave Mixer is back this year which is cycling 62 miles, half gravel, half paved for individuals.

Special room rates are available at Tanglewood Resort and Conference Center for riders and their families.  Be sure to mention you are participating in the rally to ensure this discounted rate.  Please be sure to visit their website at www.tanglewoodresort.com, or email [email protected] for reservation information.

Kiwanis International has 8,000 local clubs in 96 countries around the world with over 260,000 adult and 320,000 youth members.  Each year Kiwanis Clubs sponsor nearly 150,000 service projects raising more than $107 million for children’s charities.  Last year the Red River Bike Rally raised over $8,000 for local children’s charities.


Early Registration ended August 1 but you can register on line at Active.com

Packet Pickup:

Thursday 8/11 – Texoma Bicycle Works 2-6pm

Friday 8/12 – Texoma Bicycle Works 9am – 6pm

Friday 8/12 – Tanglewood 7:30 – 9:00pm

Saturday 8/13 – Tanglewood 5 – 7am