Downtown Farmers Market

The Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market will open to the public at 8 a.m. May 30, with booths open until 1 p.m. Vendors will have on hand different types of produce in all shapes, sizes and colors. In addition to produce, vendors also will sell such food-related items as canned preserves, jellies, jams and salsas. 

The Master Gardeners will have an information booth with representatives on hand to answer questions.

For more information or an application to become a vendor at the farmers market, visit the city of Waxahachie’s Web site at or call 972-937-7330, ext. 198.

NAACP to meet

NAACP will meet at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at Turner Learning Center (former Turner Middle School). Enter through the far right door on Getzendaner St. This is a change in meeting place and date for the organization.

NAACP will continue to meet at Turner, with future meetings at 4 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month.

TexShare Databases computer class

Nicholas P. Sims Library will offer a new advanced computer class on the TexShare Databases from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 30. This is an advanced level class examining the TexShare Databases available at Sims Library. Students must either have completed the beginner and intermediate level computer classes or have equivalent computer experience to register.

Sims Library offers free computer classes every month that are open to registration for anyone who has a library card. Pre-registration is required for the class, which will be held in the reference room on the basement level of the library. 

Call 972-937-2671 or stop by the library to register for the classes.

County Seat BBQ

Cook-off and Washer Tournament

The first County Seat BBQ Cook-off and Washer Tournament will be held May 30 at the Ellis County Expo Center in Waxahachie. The event will benefit the Texas Traveler’s 14U girls fast-pitch softball team of Ellis County.

The cook-off will feature brisket, pork spare ribs, half-chicken and jackpot beans as sanctioned by the Lone Star Barbecue Society. The entry fee is $75 one or all plus one cooked brisket and $10 jackpot beans.

Check in is from noon-1 p.m. for the washer tournament, with boards and washers provided. Entry fee is $25 per team.

Live entertainment will be provided by Dakota Butler (1 p.m.), Southern Chance (2 p.m.), Dallahachie Boys (5 p.m.) and White Noise Band (7 p.m.).

Concessions will be available. Admission is $5, with children age 12 and younger $3.

For more information and registration, visit online at or e-mail

Fundraiser at Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A in Waxahachie will host a fundraiser and send-off party at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 30, in support of Texas Fallen Heroes and its founder and chairman, Walter Coleman, as he embarks on a walk across the state of Texas in support of U.S. military personnel who have been killed in action.

The goal of Texas Fallen Heroes is to create a monument in Texas to honor American military personnel who gave their lives in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. The restaurant will donate $1 per customer the day of the fundraiser. Members of the Patriot Riders, Ellis County Honor Flight, the National Guard and the Waxahachie police and fire departments will be present.

For more information, visit the Web site at

Treats for Troops benefit

Ellis County Treats for Troops will hold a special benefit from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at First Christian Church, 802 W. Baldridge, Ennis.

The benefit will feature a drive-through meal: a complete chili cheese dog with soda and water, brownie, apple, chips and a patriotic surprise for $3 a plate.

Advanced ticket sales only, with tickets available at Prosperity Bank and Ennis State Bank.

For more information, call Harriett Adams at 972-878-2400.

Brass quintet to play

May 30

A brass quintet composed of members from the Lone Star Wind Orchestra will present a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 504 E. Marvin in Waxahachie.

The concert will also feature St. Joseph Catholic Church choirs joining with the brass in two antiphonal works.

Suggested donation is $5 per person or $10 per family. Tickets will be available at the door.

The concert proceeds will benefit the St. Joseph music ministry.

Eagle Boxing Gym car wash

Eagle Boxing Gym will host a car wash beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 30, at Chicken Express on U.S. Highway 77 North in Waxahachie.

Funds will help send participants to the amateur world boxing championship in Kansas City, Mo., this summer.

National Boxing Association and U.S. heavyweight champion Kendrick Releford of Fort Worth would be on hand at 11 a.m. to meet the public and be available for photos during the car wash. For more information, contact J.B. Hurd at 972-825-2424.