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FBC-Omen hosts brunch

The Brotherhood of First Baptist Church-Omen is hosting a community wide fellowship brunch at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. The public is encouraged to join in celebrating community with fellowship, food and prayer. All are welcome. FBC-Omen is located at 17912 CR 285, Arp. For more information, call (903) 859-1082.

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. 

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.

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, Dec. 7: 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., TASCA Activity Center. Pinochle, 8:30 a.m.; Line dance lessons, 9 a.m.; Mah Jongg, 12:30 p.m; Hand and Foot, 12:30 p.m.; 42 group (straight), 1 p.m.; Beginner bridge, 1 p.m. Open to the public.

Friday, Dec. 8: 9 a.m., Coffee social group; 9:30 a.m., Fitness exercise with Certified Instructor for Older Adults, 9:30 a.m.; Practice bridge, 12:30 p.m.; Sing along/jamming, 1:30 p.m. Open to the public.

Monday, Dec. 11: 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, Dec. 12: 9:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m., TASCA Activity Center. “84” group, 8:45 a.m.; Christmas potluck luncheon, 12:30-4 p.m.; Joker and Hand & Foot, 5:45-8:15 p.m.; Mexican train, 7:30 p.m.; Ballroom dance lessons, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Open to the public.

Wednesday, Dec. 13: 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.; Writing workshop, 12:00 p.m.; Bridge, 12:30 p.m. Open to the public.

Youth/School Activities

Whitehouse Cheerleaders host mini-camp

The Whitehouse High School cheerleaders are hosting a mini holiday cheer clinic from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Dec. 16, in the WHS gym. The clinic is open to students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Registration is at the door beginning at 8:30 a.m. and the cost is $20 per person. A $5 discount is being given to families signing up more than one participant. The clinic fee includes free admission to the basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 19, to perform with the WHS cheerleaders, picture with WHS cheerleader and mascot and a holiday snack.

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