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Flip Flop Foundation gives back with four family fundraisers

It began as a group of six friends getting together for a crawfish boil. Over time, however, this dinner quickly progressed from an evening at Lake Texoma with 20 people into a massive event with 350 individuals in attendance. With these kind of numbers, the six friends banded together to create the Flip Flop Foundation, a nonprofit located in Frisco with the intent of giving back to Grayson County.

Hot Summer Nights schedule announced

The Sherman Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday announced the upcoming schedule for its Hot Summer Nights Concert series, which brings a bevy of bands to Sherman on Thursdays in June and July. After last year’s foray into Pecan Grove Park, Hot Summer Nights will return this year to the Sherman Municipal Grounds.

Music fest focuses on homelessness

Raising awareness of homelessness in Grayson County will be the goal of a special music fest this Saturday at Midway Mall in Sherman. The event, which runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., is being sponsored by the non-profit Share, Taking It To The Streets programs, along with other local organizations.

Contests and Promotions

The Wedding Expo
The Wedding Expo
Herald Democrat Wedding Expo 2015

Local libraries offer more than just books

“Unlimited possibilities @ your library” is this year’s theme for National Library Week, being observed Sunday through Saturday. Grayson County’s many community libraries exemplify that theme in a variety of ways, all providing not just books in various forms, but CDs, DVDs, computers and Internet access. Below is brief information on the county’s libraries and the many opportunities that await inside their doors. For greater details, contact the libraries.

Whitesboro summer track accepting registrants

WHITESBORO — The Whitesboro Parks and Recreation Department is now registering participants for its Summer Track program. The deadline to register is May 8. The program is open to children from the first through 12th grades. The track program is open to the first 100 registrants. Registration forms are available at the PARD office at 400 Wilson St. and on the website at . The fee is $25. Registration form, fees and a copy of a birth certificate should be returned to the PARD office.

Stand Up for Kids planned for Friday in Bonham

BONHAM — Make plans now to wear blue and come to Simpson Park Friday for “Stand Up for Kids.” This annual event hosted by the Fannin County Children’s Center is designed to be a free, family fun day. Activities will run from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. In case of rain or too much mud, the event will be postponed until April 17. Check the Center’s website or Facebook page for any notice of postponement.

Tobiah Blackburn born March 24

Clements UT Southwestern, Dallas — William Andrew and Renee Blackburn of Hearst, Texas had a son, Tobiah Alexander Blackburn, born March 24, 2015. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces. Tobiah’s grandmother is Anna Blackburn and his great-grandmother is Anne Blackburn, both of Sherman.