WHS hosts Black History Month

“The History of Black Economic Empowerment” is the theme of the 11th annual Waxahachie High School Black History Month Community Day Celebration, which gets under way in February.

The event, which is free to the public, will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 27 in the school’s Fine Arts Center.

Co-chairing the event are WHS teachers, Cynthia High, resource math instructor, and Beverly Swett, content mastery instructor.

Swett said space for approved displays of creative expressions and community outreach programs would be available throughout the event.

Interested individuals or groups need to complete a participation form by Feb. 10. All approved participants are requested to attend a rehearsal from 4-6 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Fine Arts Center.

For information about how to obtain a participation form or for more details, call High at 972-923-4600, ext. 135, or Swett at 972-923-4600, ext. 140. To receive a registration form, e-mail Swett at bswett@wisd.org.

Crockpot cookoff

Help fight cancer one bite at a time by entering the Crockpot Cookoff to be held from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Getzendaner Park Pavilion. Entries from the public are welcome. Categories include pinto beans, soups and chili. Entry fees are $15 per crockpot. “The public is invited to come for all you can eat and sample the wonderful tastes of Waxahachie,” a spokesman said.

Admission is $5 per adult and $2.50 for children. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. There will be a bounce house and kids games. Make checks payable to the American Cancer Society. RSVP to enter to 972-825-1589. Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Mr. & Ms. Red Oak pageant

The stars will be shining bright on Saturday, Feb. 27, for the 2010 Mr. & Ms. Red Oak Pageant. This year, the event will feature five women and four men working to earn the title of Mr. & Ms. Red Oak.

“The pageant is heating up as contestants from schools around Red Oak ISD are preparing to bring the crown home to their school or department,” a spokesman said. “The event is a fun filled night of laughs, laughs and more laughs as dedicated staff members the Red Oak area strut their stuff.”

The annual fundraising event benefits the Project Success Drug Education Program. The pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, in the Red Oak High School cafeteria and tickets can be purchased at the gate.

Tickets are $5 adults and $3 for students, with younger than 6 and older than 65 free.

For more information, contact Red Oak ISD Police Department at 972-617-4607.

Crochet class

Sabrina McDonald will teach a beginning crochet class for adults in the meeting room at Nicholas P. Sims Library from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 27. Class and materials are free to participants. Register at Nicholas P. Sims Library, 515 W. Main, Waxahachie, or call 972-937-2671.