Halloween Fun Fest
Halloween Fun Fest will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at the Lottie & Arthur Temple Civic Center.
The community is asked to donate a bag of candy toward this event. The city encourages all businesses in Diboll to participate either with a booth to pass out candy or by donating money to buy the candy or collect candy at your establishments.
Join T.L.L. Temple Library and the Diboll PTSA for a fun-time in October. The Library and PTSA will host a “Pumpkin Patch” for all students through second grade. Stories, face painting, and fun activities are planned for those attending.
As part of the fun, a scarecrow decorating contest is being held. All local businesses and organizations are invited to participate. Scarecrows will be displayed in the Library from Oct.21 until Oct. 31. Scarecrows can be picked up from the library on Nov. 1 for display at your business location during the month of November.
Judging for first, second, and third place will be held on Oct. 21. Winning scarecrows will be able to wear their ribbons while on display.
All organizations, businesses, and individuals are encouraged to participate. This is great advertisement at almost no cost. Have your Scarecrow reflect your business or organization.
Stands are available for $5 each. to order or for more information, call Jan Wilkerson at 936-829-4817 or email her at email@example.com.
A baying competition benefitting Taylor Franklin will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Corrigan rodeo arena.
Taylor, 11, a Diboll Intermediate Scholl student, has an inoperable heart condition. He is the son of Trance and Daisy Fenner. He has been in a Houston hospital for extended periods the last few months. He is home now, but faces several trips a week to Houston for doctor appointments.
There will be several competitions – Puppy Bay, Old & Young, One Dog, Two Dog, and Two Dog/Two Dog/Two Hog – and entry fee is $15 per dog. There will be trophies for all events.
Admission is $5 per person, and children under 10 are free. There will be a trail ride from Woodlake to the rodeo arena, beginning at 9 a.m., for $5 a horse. There will also be a pig chase and His Little Farm Petting Zoo, both for children. For more information call Larry Welch at 936-225-0017 or Terry Mason at 936-635-0518.
Scouts in need
Tiger Cub and Cub Scouts in Groveton are in need of uniforms and accessories for their needy troop members. Any donations of used Scout stuff such as shirts, shorts, patches, belts, neck ties and camping equipment is appreciated. For more information, call Matt Haggard at 936-209-6989.
Burke Chapter 1098, Order of the Eastern Star, is having a Baked Potato Lunch fundraiser for $5 on Friday, Oct. 18. They will deliver up to a 10-mile radius. To order or for more information, call Sue Johnson at 936-829-5973 or 936-676-7467.
The SPJST is having its regular third Friday night dance, Oct. 18 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the SPJST Lodge, 197 Hughes Road in Lufkin. Music will be provided by Nathan Ham and the Back Porch Band. This will be a Halloween Dance, and you can come in costume or regular clothes, but a $25 gift card to Outback will be given for the best costume. Please bring your favorite finger food for the food table.
Wakefield Baptist Church will have the Southern Plainsmen at its Singing at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. The church is located at 3253 FM 357 between Corrigan and Diboll. Call 936-398-2003 for more information.
The 6th annual Parent Conference, “Conscious Discipline for Parents … Creating Safe, Connected, Problem-Solving Homes,” will be from 8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Region 7 Education Service Center in Kilgore. The DISD Family Education Center will be taking a bus.! For more information on registration for this free conference, contact Carlye Morris at 936-829-6021 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Culinary Arts showcases
Diboll High School’s Culinary Arts cooking classes will host the next set of showcases in the fall of 2013. The dates are Oct. 14, Nov. 4 and Dec. 2.
The Diboll High School Culinary Arts Class works Diboll Family Literacy Center to share their talents and teach others how to make fun, family-friendly treats, tablescapes and decorations, etc.
The classes will be held at the Diboll ISD Culinary Arts Lab at the High School Room C6 from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $25 per person or $65 for all three classes, which includes everything needed for the evening. It is a great parent/child activity and fun for other adults who just enjoyed visiting and making the treats together.
The Registration form is posted at dibollisd.com, and then go to Departments, Adult Education/Family Literacy/Community Service Classes. You may mail the form in with payment or you may call or email your reservation and bring your payment the evening of the event. Mailing address is Diboll Family Education Center; 299 S .Neil Pickett; Diboll, Texas 75941. E-mail reservations to Carlye Morris at email@example.com or Jennifer Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diboll 4-H is having a drawing for a $300 Visa gift card. Chances are $1 each or six for $5. Prize to be awarded Nov. 15. Funds raised will benefit Diboll 4-H scholarships and 4-H programs.
The History Center staff members have begun to scan and make available online the earliest issues of the Diboll High School annuals. Take a look at what they have online so far: http://www.thehistorycenter
They still have a need for good quality copies of 1945, 1950 and 1954, and there will be more needed as they move forward, including good copies of the H.G. Temple High School annuals. For more information, call The History Center at 936-829-3543.
T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library in Diboll invites is organizing “Tangled Threads” for crafters of all ages. The program is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month. All skill levels are welcomed. Please bring your own hooks, yarn, and supplies. “Tangled Threads” will on the second Tuesday of the month in the Community Room at the library.
For more information call Mary Howell at 936-829-5497.
Lose weight with TOPS – Taking Off Pounds Sensibly. Check out the local TOPS chapter at First United Methodist Church, 805 E. Denman Ave., Lufkin. Weigh-ins are at 8:30 a.m. Fridays and the meetings are at 9:05 a.m. Fridays. For more information, call Sylvia at 936-639-4017. First visit is free. Check out www.tops.org.