Horse show


The Ellis County Equine Youth Association invites all area horse kids to participate in the ECEYA fund-raiser horse show on Saturday, Aug. 18, at Flying Dollar Ranch in Italy.

The show begins at 9 a.m. and includes halter, western, English, over fences, leadline and speed events.

Proceeds from the show help the youth group to pay for year-end awards and a field trip.

“As a schooling show, this is a great place for inexperienced youth to show or run speed events as a beginner,” a spokesman said. “Formal show clothes are not required; however, boots or proper riding shoes are a requirement.”

The cost of the show is $6 per event or $35 to ride all day.

Ribbons will be awarded through sixth place in all events. Local sponsors have also donated prizes that will be awarded randomly through a drawing of all participants and first place winners.

Flying Dollar Ranch is located at 230 Chambers Drive, off of U.S. Highway 77 between Forreston and Italy. There will be a concession stand and restrooms available. Participants should bring their own lawn chairs.

Call Julie Hinz at (972) 483-7774 for more information.

Fund-raiser for Justin Mitchell

First Baptist Church of Avalon will host a benefit concert/Mexican food dinner to raise money to cover the medical expenses of former Ellis County deputy Justin Mitchell at First Christian Church Christian Life Center, 1109 Brown St., from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18.

Mitchell and his sons are at the Dumont UCLA Transplant Center in California, where he will undergo an intestinal transplant.

Tickets for the event are $10 for adults and $5 for children age 6 and older. Children younger than age of 6 eat for free. Ticket prices include the meal, drink, dessert and concert.

Musical entertainment will include local musician Casey Needham as well as Houston group Branded Duo.

To make a donation in Mitchell’s name, contact Vintage Bank, 300 U.S. Highway 77N, (972) 935-5200.

For more information about the benefit, contact Melissa Gill at (972) 483-6156.

Farmers Market

The Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and continues through Oct. 27.

The market is located at the south end of the Ellis County Courthouse on Franklin Street between Rogers and College. Vendors have fresh vegetables and fruits, plants, crafts and wares for purchase.

Smoothies and other refreshments are also available. Master Gardeners are on site every week to answer agricultural questions.

Teen Movie Saturday

Teen Movie Saturday at Nicholas P. Sims Library is from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Aug. 18. This month’s feature movie stars Ice Cube and Nia Long in this follow up to “Are We There Yet?”

TV Commercial Extras Needed!

Strategic Perception, a Hollywood production company, is shooting/filming several commercials Aug. 18-21 in Waxahachie.

“We are looking for 50 adult extras, both male and female, to be in the commercials with roles such as part of a courtroom audience, jail inmates, bank customers and more,” a spokesman said.

This is a non-union job that pays $75 per day plus meals.

Call times are 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, and 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21. No extras are needed Aug. 20. Participants can expect eight- to 10-hour days.

“Cash will be paid at the end of each day, but will only be paid to those who are with us at wrap,” the spokesman said. “Those leaving early will not be paid.

Anyone who is interested in working as an extra is asked to e-mail a photograph, available days and all contact information immediately to