Wednesday afternoon people in Grayson County were busy getting ready for their Thanksgiving feasts and festivities. From folks shopping at local grocery stores to those taking the time to do some retail therapy with family, most who were asked listed family the No. 1 thing from which they are thankful.
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COLBERT, Oklahoma - The Colbert Historical Society (CHS) will host its annual “Cocoa & Carols” event on Dec. 6 in downtown Colbert. The public is encouraged to attend this free program which will begin at 6 p.m. and will continue for approximately two hours.
Denison residents in need are encouraged to apply for holiday food and gift assistance from the Denison Goodfellows program. The program is overseen by Denison Lions Club Charities, Inc.
VAN ALSTYNE - Jacob Williams of Van Alstyne was recently awarded first place in the senior division, short story category in the EPIC (Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition) New Voices Young Writers Competition.
A fashion fundraising sale is being held by the TMC Volunteers next week. Proceeds will benefit the group’s healthcare projects at Texoma Medical Center and in the community.
BONHAM - The Glaser Family Charitable Foundation Scholarship Program has awarded scholarships totaling $20,850 to area students for the spring 2015 semester. Due to the success of the GFCF Golf Tournament that was held in August at Legacy Ridge Country Club, the foundation was able to increase the award amount this semester.
Beginning Dec. 1, the community can honor the lives of loved ones in a special way when Home Hospice of Grayson, Fannin and Cooke Counties officially begins its annual “Light Up A Life” tree. Located in the atrium of Kelly Square in downtown Sherman, the tree is decorated by the community each year in remembrance of patients and their special life-long journey. Each light and each dove is placed on the tree by family members or friends in remembrance of their loved one. Proceeds benefit the work of the non-profit Home Hospice organization.
Friday might be black for the morning hours, but the hours after the sun sets will be anything but dark near Loy Park in Denison as Grayson County Holiday Lights gets under way for the 2014 season.
Thanksgiving is a time for families, food and fun. For one Texoma family, it is also a time for giving and remembering. This week the 18th annual Bob Skaggs Memorial Food Drive is taking place on the parking lot of WalMart in Sherman.
A major part of the draw of the Thanksgiving holiday is the act of gathering together with other people. Food figures prominently, to be sure, but the act of joining together is more than just the dessert in this feast of all feasts.