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Stuffing stockings for needy children

Wednesday, December 6

Whitehouse Food Pantry will be giving filled Christmas stockings to clients’ children in our community who are in need of some extra Christmas joy for ages 2-12. These children receive very little and we are asking our community to please help us in bringing smiles and happy hearts to these children in need. We are needing donations of candy canes, Swiss Miss packets, Hot Wheels, girl’s hair clips and bows, play dough, crayons and coloring books, socks, knit gloves and caps, apples and oranges, colored and designed pencils, stickers, etc. Please help us in this project as we try to fulfill our mission of meeting the needs of those children who are our top priority.

Local holiday events blowing in

Wednesday, December 6

December holiday events are in full swing but there is still much to see and do. • Troup has announced its 2017 Christmas parade will take place beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14. Serving as grand marshal is Connie Switzer who will lead the parade from the intersection of Carolina and Duval Street down Duval until it turns right onto Front Street. Following the parade, Santa will be found at the Cameron – J. Jarvis Library parking lot where candy and prizes will be given out. More information can be found at www.trouptexas.org.

Women share fellowship and faith

Wednesday, December 6

New Creation, a ministry led by Greg and Lisa Fleck, held its annual Christmas Elegance dinner for the ladies of Bethel House. The candlelight dinner was hosted at Henry’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Troup Friday, Dec. 1, and included decorated tables, Christmas music, a testimony, a guest speaker and fellowship among the ladies.

WHS Wildcat Events

Wednesday, December 6

• Thursday, Dec. 7 – Times TBA, 9th/JV/Varsity Ladycat basketball tournament, Brownsboro High School; Times TBA, 9th/JV Wildcat basketball tournament, Palestine High School; Times TBA, Varsity basketball tournament, Burkburnett High School

Lady Tigers breeze past Carlisle, 56-26, improve to 7-1

Wednesday, December 6

Ty Moon contributed 13 points and five assists and Asia Parker scored 15 points and grabbed seven steals to help propel Troup to a 56-26 victory over Carlisle in varsity basketball competition last week. Troup improved to 7-1 for the season and was slated to play All Saints Tuesday, Dec. 5. The Lady Tigers will play in the Harleton Tournament Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 7-9. District 15-3A competition will start Tuesday, Dec. 12, when Troup hosts Arp. The varsity game will start at 6:30 p.m.