Lawn & Garden Expo

The 11th Annual Ellis County Master Gardeners Lawn & Garden Expo will be held from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, March 26 at the Waxahachie Civic Center.

More than 100 vendors will be on hand and the event will include the annual Master Gardeners Plant Sale, along with presentations throughout the day from gardening experts.

Free tickets are available at one of the Expo sponsors. For a list of the sponsors go to www.ecmga.com. Admission at the door is $5, children age 12 and younger free.

MOW fundraiser

Meals-on-Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties will hold its annual “Remember When … A Fabulous 1940s Fling” fundraiser Saturday, March 26, at the Texas Motorplex Champions Club in Ennis. The event will feature big band sounds, entertainment, swing dancing, dinner and more.

For more information, call 817-558-2840 or visit online at www.servingthechildrenofyesterday.org.

Choir fundraiser

The Waxahachie Choir will hold a garage sale fundraiser from 7 a.m. until noon on Saturday, March 26 in the Waxahachie High School parking lot.

We will have many items for sale including children’s clothes, adult clothes, small appliances, furniture and tools.

Come out and help support your WISD Choir.

Project Prom 

Spring is just around the corner, prom is in the air, and it’s time to clean out your closet. “Project Prom”

is in need of gently used ball gowns, formals, bridesmaids dresses, sparkly accessories and fancy shoes for its first dress swap fundraiser.

Waxahachie Global High Prom Committee will host “Project Prom” Friday, March 25, in the auditorium at Global High from noon to 5 p.m. All dresses will be $20, shoes will be $10, and bags and accessory sets will be $5. This event will be open to high school juniors and seniors. 

Drop off all donations in the front office of Global High before 4 p.m. Monday-Friday or at Big Thrift, 109 N. Elm St., from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Masonic Lodge

to host blood drive

Waxahachie Masonic No. 90 will be hosting a Carter Blood Drive benefitting the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. The BloodCare mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart Supercenter parking lot in Waxahachie from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26. T-shirts and a Waxahachie Masonic Lodge No. 90 Sesquicentennial collector Coca-Cola bottle will be provided to all donors.

The Masonic Lodge will also be selling these commemorative bottles and commerative coins as part of its annual scholarship fund raiser.

Waxahachie’s Old

Fashioned Singing Project

The first weekend of concerts at Waxahachie’s Old Fashioned Singing in the historic Chautauqua Auditorium will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, March 25, and Saturday, March 26 (3-7 p.m.). Tickets for the concerts and “dinner on the grounds” are available at the project website (www.WaxaOFS.com) and by phone at 972-923-2709. Ellis County residents will receive a $5 discount by entering “LOCAL” as the coupon code.

The hour-and-a-half concerts of southern congregational music will be presented five weekends throughout the year; all concerts are identical. Tickets are available for concert only and for concert with dinner catered by Babe’s Chicken.

Waxahachie Faith Family Academy March Madness

Waxahachie Faith Family Academy will host March Madness from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 26, in the large pavilion at Getzendaner Park in Waxahachie. The academy will introduce its tuition- free school to the community. There will be food, fellowship and fun. Also on tap are a bounce house, games, music and an antique car show.

Attendees will hear highly qualified teachers read their biographies, meet UIL coaches and competitive student athletes and learn about school clubs and organizations – mixed martial arts, Beta Club, 4-H Club, Interact Club, Elementary Music Club and middle school athletics through the YMCA.

Everything is free.

Cancer research fundraiser

Rexanna’s Foundation for Fighting Lung Cancer will partner with Cedar Hill High School to host the “Run for a Purpose Legacy Run” in honor of coach David Milson on Saturday, March 26 at Cedar Hill High School. The event will include a 5K walk/run starting at 9 a.m. and Kids K fun run starting at 8:15 a.m. The event will benefit lung cancer research and raise awareness.

Milson spent 23 successful years coaching basketball at Cedar Hill High School with 676 career wins and two Class 5A state runner-ups in 2004 and 2009. Just weeks after his retirement in April 2010 he was diagnosed with lung cancer despite having never been a smoker and passed away Jan. 31, 2011, at the age of 53.

Join the fun and family activities including a health fair, bounce houses and face painting. Immediately following the 5K, a special dedication ceremony will take place in memory of Milson.

Lung cancer is the No. 1 cancer killer of men and women in the world. Lung cancer kills more than breast, prostate, colon, liver, kidney and melanoma cancers combined.

All proceeds from Run for a Purpose Legacy Run go towards community college scholarships for students who have been impacted by cancer and for lung cancer research at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

For details and registration visit www.runforapurpose.com or email Stephanie Kruger at krugersk@sbcglobal.net