Prayer vigil for troops Tuesday

A prayer vigil rally for the troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 24 at the Chautauqua Auditorium in Getzendaner Park.

Dr. Leroy Fenton will serve as the master of ceremonies for the non-denominational event, which include music, speakers and presentation of the colors.

The community is encouraged to participate in honor and pray for our troops serving in harm’s way.

Proposed closure

The U.S. Postal Service is proposing the closure of the Avalon post office.

Residents are encouraged to attend a USPS-led community meeting at 2 p.m. June 1 at the post office.

Help preserve chimney swift population

Chimney swifts, those mysterious birds that frequently reside above fireplaces, are in serious decline. Learn the actions you can take to preserve the chimney swift population. Indian Trail Master Naturalists will host a meeting from 7-8 p.m. Monday, May 23 at First United Methodist Church banquet hall, 505 W. Marvin Ave. in Waxahachie.

Vendors and sponsors needed

The Waxahachie Lions Club will host the annual Mini Grand Prix on the downtown square on Saturday, July 16. The races feature Indy-style go-carts on a challenging course with hairpin turns and lots of spills and thrills.

Applications are available for food vendors (city permit required), craft vendors, and informational booths from non-profit organizations and others. Booth spaces are limited; electrical service is available for food vendors. Non-profit organizations will not be charged a fee. The races draw a large crowd and will run from about 7:30 a.m. until around 3 p.m.

The Lions Club is also seeking sponsors for the event from businesses and individuals, with proceeds benefiting the Hope Clinic, college scholarships and many other causes.

Applications and further information are available at the Lions Club website: http://www.waxahachielionsclub.org  (click on the “Lions Club Mini Grand Prix” link) or by contacting Tommie Worthy at 972-627-3447 or  tworthy00@gmail.com.

Vendors needed

The annual Mid-Way Regional Airport’s Pancake Breakfast and Fly-In will take place from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, June 4. Applications are now being accepted for vendor space. Vendor fees are $60 for a 10-foot by 10-foot booth with a six-foot table, two chairs and two breakfast tickets. The event is expected to draw from 800-900 people. All booths are outside and electricity is not available. Vendors may bring a canopy, but will be responsible for setting it up and weighting it down in case of wind. Nonprofit organizations are welcome free of charge, but will be responsible for their own setups. No food or drink sales will be allowed.

Attractions include classic airplanes and fighters, flour drop, spot landing contests, helicopter rides, remote control model flyers, Midlothian Classic Wheels, Gold Wing Road Riders Club, kids trackless train and face painting.

For more information or an application request, contact Tammy Bowen at 972-923-0080. All applications must be turned in no later than May 16.

Project Graduation meeting

The Project Graduation committee has announced its schedule for upcoming meetings. All senior WHS and WGH parents, as well as anyone in the community interested in helping out with this year’s event are encouraged to attend.

Project Graduation meeting will be held at the Waxahachie High School cafeteria at 7 p.m. May 23.

Birth Mom Support Group

The Texas Baptist Home exists to protect the sanctity of human life and to promote the preservation of the family. As a part of the fulfillment of this mission, TBH wishes to serve birth mothers of adopted children. Women in any stage of life after placing are welcome and those women who have overcome the struggles that come when placing a child for adoption are encouraged to be a help and encouragement to younger birth moms. If you or someone you know is a birth mom and would like to be strengthened by the bond of common ground and experiences, attend monthly meetings as we come together monthly to share, grow, heal, and laugh. Meetings are held the third Thursday of the month with the next one at 7 p.m. June 16 at the Daniel Center at the Texas Baptist Home, 629 Farley St. in Waxahachie. For more information, contact Megan Baldwin at 972-937-1321 or email mbaldwin@tbhc.org.

Veterans Networking Group to meet

The Veterans Networking Group meets at 6 p.m. the third Friday of every month at Zula’s Coffee House, 1804 W. Highway 287 Business next to the Texas Workforce office.

The next gathering is scheduled for June 17.

The group usually meets until 8 p.m. giving veterans a place to come and enjoy camaraderie, discuss most any topic, share what’s on their mind and as a networking group, try to assist by providing support, ideas, and solutions to their concerns/needs. Many veterans don’t know what their benefits are or where to go for answers to their questions. The group is a good source to have those questions answered. For more information, contact Mike Lamb at vetsnetgrp@att.net.

English as a Second Language to meet

Nicholas P. Sims Library English as a Second Language meets each Monday through May 23. Sandra Coston, a teacher of both Spanish and English as a second language, teaches basic and intermediate English to adults in the library program room from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Instruction and materials are free to the public.

Sim’s Teen Advisory Board to meet

Nicholas P. Sims Library Teen Advisory Board will meet from 4:15-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24. “The TAB allows teens to have a voice in teen services at the library. You will be able to tell us what books, videos, cd’s and programs you would like to see here. We want to know what you are interested in. Come join us. Pizza will be provided,” a spokesman said.