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Rockin’ Christmas

The Whitehouse Christmas parade begins 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. Those who want to participate in the parade must submit an entry form and must be signed up by Nov. 30. Forms can also be picked up and dropped off at Kelly A/C and Heating, 208 Highway 110 South, or Kay Taylor – Farmer’s Insurance, 1008 Highway 110 South. Forms can also be found on the Whitehouse Chamber of Commerce website, www.whitehousetx.com.

Christmas in the Park

Whitehouse’s Christmas in the Park will immediately follow the Christmas parade and conclude at 3 p.m. There will be vendors, food, games, activities and pictures with Santa at the Whitehouse City Park, 309 East Main Street. For more information, visit www.whitehousetx.com.

Arp Christmas Parade

The city of Arp will host its Christmas parade beginning at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4. Those wishing to participate may sign up by calling Arp city hall at 903-859-6131.

Meals on Wheels seeks donations

Meals on Wheels, 118 Railroad Avenue, is collecting donations to give as gifts to homebound clients. Items requested include blankets, robes, house shoes and toiletries. Donations can be taken to Meals on Wheels and left in the collection box on the porch. All donations must be dropped off by Wednesday, Dec. 20. For more information, call (903) 570-5837.

Troup Christmas Parade

The city of Troup is hosting its annual Christmas parade beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14. The grand marshal, Connie Switzer, will lead the parade beginning at the intersection of Carolina and Duval Street. The parade will continue down Duval and end when it turns right onto Front Street. Those interested in entering the parade should contact Gene Whitsell at genewhitsell@gmail.com. 

Recycle-Recycle-Recycle

Republic Services in Whitehouse picks up recycling on Wednesday. Recyclable items include paper, newspaper, cardboard, plastic, aluminum cans and tin cans. 

Troup has a self-service recycling receptacle. The Allied Waste Recycling bin is located at the corner of W. Bradford and N. Georgia.

Jam session and sing along

Jam session and sing along runs from 1:30 to 4 p.m. each Friday. Everyone is welcome to attend and participate. Acoustic instruments only. Music includes Country, Bluegrass and Gospel. TASCA members are free. Guests are $1 each. TASCA is located at 10495 CR 2167 (Jim Russell Rd), in Whitehouse. 

American Legion weekly events

American Legion in Troup at 301 Magnolia has pool tournaments beginning at 7 p.m. each Wednesday night. 

Senior Activities

The Tyler Area Senor Citizens Association schedule includes the following events:

Thursday, Nov.23: 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., TASCA Activity Center. TASCA Thanksgiving potluck luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Friday, Nov.24: TASCA Activity Center will be CLOSED.

Monday, Nov. 27: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., TASCA Activity Center. Coffee/social Group, 9:30 a.m.; 42 group, 12:00 p.m.; Mah Jongg, 1 p.m.; Beginner Bridge, 1 p.m. Open to the public.

 Tuesday, Nov. 28: 9:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m., TASCA Activity Center. “84” group, 8:45 a.m.; Joker and Hand & Foot, 1 p.m.; Mexican train, 5:45-8:15 p.m.; Ballroom dancing lessons, 7:30 p.m. Open to the public.

Wednesday, Nov. 29: 9:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m., TASCA Activity Center. Fitness exercise with Certified Instructor for Older Adults, 9:30 a.m.; 42 group, 9:30 a.m.; Ballroom dance class, 11 a.m.; Writing workshop, 12:00 p.m.; Bridge, 12:30 p.m. Open to the public.

The TASCA activity center is located at 10495 CR 2167 in Whitehouse. For more information on TASCA events or activities call (903) 871-3217 or email info@tasca.org.

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