The 15th annual ’Roo Boo at Austin College, hosted by the local chapter of Alpha Phi Omega national service fraternity, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 29 in Sid Richardson Center of the Robert T. Mason Athletic-Recreation Complex, off Brockett Street and just east of the football stadium.
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Austin College’s Kappa Gamma Chi sorority will hold its 24th annual 5K ’Roo Run and Joey Walk Nov. 1, with proceeds supporting Women Rock!, a Sherman organization that provides education to encourage early breast cancer detection. Cost for the race is $15 per person or $10 each for a team of three or more. Participants receive a T-shirt and are included in a raffle after the run.
The cast of Strays The Musical has been rehearsing since late September, preparing for the Nov. 6, 7 and 8 performances at 7 p.m. in the Honey McGee Playhouse in Sherman. Strays is an original show by Amy Shojai and Frank Steele that explores furry foibles from the pets’ point of view. Proceeds will benefit two local, non-profit animal rescue groups - the Animal Refuge Foundation in Sherman and the Red River SPCA based outside of Whitesboro.
Ten Thousand Villages (TTV), a non-profit organization, will bring its International Artisan Fair to Sherman this Friday and Saturday. The event, hosted by the Mission Team of First United Methodist Church, will be held in the church’s Community Life Center. Hours will be 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday. All proceeds will directly benefit the artisans from 38 countries.
Life was not easy for Trenell Walker growing up in poverty in North Texas. But back in 1995, the 14-year-old had a plan for how he was going to rescue his mother from a life spent floating among shacks and collapsing tenements.
Hospice has pumpkin contest
Fred and Marilyn Zickrick talk to Jenna Roper, center and Cadey Vickers about bluebonnet seeds the girls were selling as a 4-H Club fundraiser at the Grayson County Master Gardners Garden Show at Loy Lake in Denison Saturday afternoon.
Ride benefits VFDs
Courtesy photo Helping others, Charley Carter, left, and Ron Engelke, right, of the Sherman Elks Lodge work to paint the eaves on the home of Art and Elaine Olsen. This was the lodge’s first community service project of this type. Art Olsen, a veteran, worked for the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office and was a long-time educator, as was Elaine Olsen. Also aiding in the project was lodge member DeQuita Engelke.
The Sherman Noon Lions Club’s “White Cane Days” is set for Sept. 25. Club members will be posted at Chase Bank in downtown Sherman and at the Sherman Town Center, accepting donations to help fund the Lion’s sight conservations projects.