The Hugo Parkinson Support Group is not meeting in April due to the Coronavirus. We will notify members of the next meeting, which hopefully will be May 9.
Friday (Apr 17), the Lamar County Homelessness Coalition presents the Homeless Summit. The Homeless Summit is a half-day event featuring presenters on various topics related to Homelessness. There are three breakout sessions with three presenters in each. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about different issues about Homelessness. Topics include Mental Health, Lived Experience, Youth Homelessness, Criminalization of Homelessness, Law enforcement perspective, current local services, as well as presenters from across the state discussing how their communities are working to end Homelessness.
Faught VFD Annual World Famous Pancake Breakfast is all you can eat pancakes, bacon, and Faught VFD sausage. It is Saturday (Apr 18) from 6:00 am til Noon. Please mark if you are interested or going. See you there on Apr 18 at Faught VFD, 197 CR 43420 Paris.
Saturday (Apr 18), it’s Paris Harley-Davidson’s 18th Annual Chili Cook-Off + TCL Corn Hole Tournament. It is back and bigger than ever! Kicking the weekend off with a Pre-Party on Friday (Apr 17) from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm, and then it’s All things Chili on Saturday (Apr 18) from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm.
Wednesday (Apr 22), join fellow advocates for the “Sixth Annual Walk of Hope,” to raise awareness for Victims of Crime. The event is from 11:30 am until 1:00 pm and is at the Plaza in downtown Paris. There are a free hot dog lunch, music, and a program to give our local Crime Victims hope, courage, and empowerment. If victims of crime feel the community support is behind them, they are more likely to report the crime, and that is the first step to get out of the cycle of abuse. We serve free Hot dogs at 11:30, the program begins at noon, and then the walk for about a mile around downtown area starts at 12:30. Signs supporting crime victims will be held by People participating.
We want to take this opportunity to invite Lamar County to join Fannin County’s Relay For Life. It will be at Bonham High School football field on Saturday (May 16) from 2:00 pm til 10:00 pm.
We have a purple challenge Saturday (May 9) through Saturday (May 16). It is where people will decorate. It can be your front door, porch, yard, car, the windows in your home or work, etc., Anything you can think about decorations. All they will need to do is send me a picture of their masterpiece. We judge entries Friday (May 15), and announce the winners the night of Relay.
You can sign up a team, join a group, or sign up as a Survivor, Caregivers, or a participant, by going to www.relayforlife.org/fannincotx.
Our theme this year will be Survivor, the TV show. We reward the best team site, spirit stick, and the purple challenge. We will notify winners to pick up their awards after the night of Relay. We will be having many games, including volleyball, dodgeball, and Cornhole. So make sure to sign up on our website!!
We will be having a Survivor lunch on the day of the Relay at the Bonham High School Cafeteria, which is across from the football stadium. It is from 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm. They will need to RSVP to the number, which will be at the end of this message.