Weekend Happenings

Coming Sunday

Remembering 9/11

special section

The Daily Light has produced a special commemorative edition in observance of the 10th anniversary of the terrorists attacks of Sept. 11.

The special 12-page pull-out edition (which features a video on our online edition) includes a number of photos, stories and timelines outlining one of the most tragic days in American history.

Also on Sunday, the Daily Light website will also feature streaming live video coverage of the 9/11 ceremony from New York.


Friday Book Club to meet

The Friday Book Club will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at the Ellis County Woman’s Building.

“This is the first meeting of the new year and all members are urged to attend,” a spokesman said.

WFD blood drive at Sims

The Waxahachie Fire Department will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at Nicholas P. Sims Library, 515 W. Main St.

While walk-ins are welcome, donors may make an appointment by going to www.redcrossblood.org and using the sponsor code “waxahachiefire.”




Waxahachie ISD will add another chapter in the district’s pages of history with the dedication of the newly renovated Stuart B. Lumpkins Stadium on Friday. 

The dedication is set for 8 p.m. with gates opening at 7 p.m. for all Waxahachie community members and Indian fans. Dedication attendees are asked to enter on the home side through the north gates. Directional signage will be provided. Seating is first-come, first-serve.

The dedication is a formal event and attendees are asked to stay seated throughout the entire event.    

The sale of water will be available courtesy of the Waxahachie Indian Band Boosters organization and will be available from 7-7:45 p.m. Fans are asked to be in their seats promptly at 8 p.m.  

The dedication will feature several highlights including a dedicatory speech by Stuart Lumpkins Jr., words from current head football coach David Ream and the return of more than 125 alumni football players and coaches.


Community dance

Country Lane Senior Living complex will host a Saturday night dance from 7-9 p.m. on Sept. 10. The center is located at 133 Park Hills Drive, just off of U.S. Highway 77 behind the Waxahachie Senior Center.

The event is open to the community with no admission and snacks will be served.

WHS choir car wash

The Waxahachie High School choir will hold its annual carwash from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, in the front high school parking lot and from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Lowe’s parking lot.  

“You know it usually rains after we wash our cars, so help us bring rain to Waxahachie,” said Gail Harrell, WHS choral director. “Bring us your dirt and drive away with a sparkling, clean automobile. Thanks for supporting our outstanding choir members.”

For further information, contact Harrell at 972-923-4600.

Popcorn sale at Oma’s

Area Cub Scouts will sell popcorn from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Oma’s Jiffy Burger in downtown Waxahachie.

Proceeds from the annual Scouting fundraiser will help local Scouts attend camps.


Farmers Market in

new location

The Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market has moved to a new location in Singleton Plaza, located across from the Waxahachie Police Department at 216 N. College St. The market takes place from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday through Oct. 15.

For more information about the market, contact Anita Williamson, downtown development director for the city of Waxahachie, at 972-937-7330, ext. 198, or awilliamson@waxahachie.com. 

Transportation fundraiser

Central Baptist Church in Italy will sponsor a garage sale from 7 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Cornerstone building, East Main Street (across from Varner Fina). Proceeds will benefit a bus fundraiser.


9/11 dedication and

remembrance at Hope Clinic

Hope Clinic will remember 9/11 by dedicating a flagpole in memory of those who fell and those who fought to save them at 7:45 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, in the clinic courtyard, 411 E. Jefferson St. in Waxahachie.

“Please join us as we honor the past, pray for present first responders and hope for the future of our community and country,” a spokesman said.

Masonic Lodge blood drive

Carter Blood Center and the Ennis Masonic Lodge No. 369 are teaming together to hold a blood drive.

The blood drive will be held from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Ennis Walmart. All donors will receive a T-shirt for their donation.