Weekend Happenings




The 8th annual Oktoberfest will be held from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Waxahachie Civic Center.

The event, sponsored by St. Joseph Catholic School, will include a slate of activities including children’s activities, silent auction, raffle drawing, live auction, biergarten, washer tournament, karaoke contest, and German and barbecue plates, music and other vendor booths.

“It will be a fun-filled family friendly day and we hope the entire community will turn out for the event,” said Maribeth May, St. Joseph Catholic School development director.

All proceeds will benefit the school. For information, call 972-937-0956.

Girl Scout

membership drive

Girl Scouts announce that the annual Girl Scout membership drive will take place from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at First United Methodist Church, 505 W. Marvin Ave. in Waxahachie.

Local girls and their families are invited to participate in a fun activity, meet new friends and sign up for Girl Scouts.

Visit online at www.gssu251.org or contact joinus@gssu251.org.


Drivers Club

to meet

The North Texas Studebaker Drivers Club will host its semiannual, five-state zone meet in Waxahachie, Saturday, Sept. 17.

Vehicles will be arranged into 10 divisions and will be on The Avenue Church parking lot, behind the Sleep Inn on North U.S. Highway 77. Concourse judging will be from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.. After judging, the cars will be relocated to the courthouse square at 3 p.m.

The local event is being spearheaded by Dale Truitt of Commerce, Texas and Vic Pochobradsky of Ennis. The meet is open to the public.


Blood drive

First Baptist Church of Maypearl and the Maypearl Fire Department will host a blood drive from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 18. The church is located at 5744 Farm-to-Market 66.

For more information, contact the church office at 972-435-3551.


firefighters to wait tables at Chili’s

Members of the Waxahachie Firefighters Association will serve meals to customers at Chili’s Restaurant on Sept. 18.

Firefighters will work off-duty in two different shifts at the restaurant to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance and no child is ever denied treatment because of a family’s inability to pay.

Each year, there is an average of 5,700 active patient visits at the hospitals and most are treated on an outpatient basis.

Firefighters will work the lunch shift from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. and dinner from 4-7 p.m. on Sept. 15. They will work the dinner shift from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 18. Chili’s is located at 998 W. U.S. Highway 287 Bypass in Waxahachie.

For more information about the event, contact association president Don Alexander at dalexander@waxahachiefire.org.