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Les Cockrell: Pancakes, prizes set for Scout fundraiser

Boy Scout Troop 140 will have a pancake fundraising dinner and prize drawings from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall of First Christian Church of Denton, 1203 Fulton St.

Dinner tickets include all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage or bacon, and a beverage. Tickets may be purchased in advance from a member of Troop 140 or online at . Advance tickets cost $8 for adults and $4 for children 10 and younger. Tickets purchased at the door will cost $10 for adults and $5 for kids 10 and younger.

Tickets for the prize drawings are $1 each or six for $5 and may be purchased from a troop member, online or at the door. The drawings will begin at 6:30 p.m. One prize will be awarded every 10 minutes; winners need not be present to win.

Prizes include a handmade fire pit valued at $500, one year of residential pest control from Alliance Pest Solutions valued at $500, a round of golf for four at Oakmont Country Club valued at $250 and a drag strip racing package for four at North Star Dragway valued at $250.

Other prizes include gift cards, a framed print from Bass Pro Shops and fishing gear from Cabela’s.

For more information, visit .



‘Quilt as Art’ lecture scheduled Friday

Master quilters Barbara McCraw and Teresa Sherling will present a lecture titled “Quilt as Art” from 12:15 to 1 p.m. Friday in the Commissioners Courtroom at the Courthouse on the Square, 110 W. Hickory St.

In honor of Black History Month, the quilters will showcase pieces with an emphasis on African-American quilts, including the Underground Railroad quilt.

All Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum exhibits and lectures are free and open to the public. The courthouse has parking for the handicapped and accessibility through the north entrance, and an elevator is available for public use.

For more information, call 940-349-2850.



Fundraiser to support woman’s cancer fight

A barbecue dinner to support an area resident’s cancer fight is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Aubrey Area Library and Community Center, 226 Countryside Drive.

Kenneth Looper and his Aubrey Area Cookers are putting on the event, said Janet Brockett, one of those helping to promote the fundraiser.

Tickets will be available at the door for $5.

Proceeds will help with the medical expenses of Debbie Garner, who was diagnosed with cancer in October, Brockett said.

Friends throughout the community have joined to help, Brockett said, and members of Aubrey First Baptist Church have played a key role in organizing the event.

“There will be an auction afterward with items from different businesses that have donated,” Brockett said. Donations will be accepted, and to-go plates will be available.



Tour of restored pioneer residence slated

Visitors to the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area on Saturday will have an opportunity to tour the Minor-Porter Log House, which has been restored and furnished with items from everyday frontier life, circa 1870.

All ages are welcome to tour the house between noon and 3 p.m. Volunteers will guide visitors through the structures and answer questions.

Cost is regular gate admission of $5 per person or free for children ages 5 and younger.

The learning area’s entrance is at 201 E. Jones St. (intersection of Jones and Kealy streets) in Lewisville.

For more information, call 972-219-3930 or visit .



Annual Trivia Night event to benefit library

The Little Elm Friends of the Library organization is sponsoring its annual Trivia Night fundraising event Tuesday at Lakeside Middle School, 400 Lobo Lane in Little Elm.

Teams will compete for a $500 first-place prize to benefit the Little Elm Public Library.

Concessions will be available at 6 p.m., and registered team members must be seated at their designated tables by 6:45 p.m., organizers said. Awards will be given for best team costume and best team spirit, and drawings and a silent auction will also be featured.

Table registrations can be made at the library by Saturday or submitted at the event.

Online registration is available at .

For more information, e-mail or call 469-285-0930.



Retired Secret Service agent to speak at banquet

The Pilot Point Chamber of Commerce will have its annual banquet at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, and featured speaker will be Mike Howard, a retired U.S. Secret Service agent who was in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, according to a chamber press release.

The banquet will be at the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church parish hall, 925 N. Charcut St. Tickets cost $25 per person, and reservations are required.

The banquet also will include recognition of community leaders and a scholarship presentation. A cash bar will be available.

Call the chamber at 940-686-5385 or e-mail  to reserve seats.



Master Gardeners remind of scholarship deadline

The application deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, for the Tom Harpool Horticultural Scholarship, which is offered by the Denton County Master Gardeners Association.

The $1,000 scholarship was created to assist and encourage students enrolled in the study of horticulture or related major and is awarded to a Denton County resident who is enrolled at a college or university. Association members fund the scholarship through projects that include garden tours and plant sales.

To review scholarship requirements and download an application, visit .

Completed applications and two letters of recommendation should be mailed to: DCMGA Scholarship Committee, 306 N. Loop 288, Suite 222, Denton, TX 76209.

For more information, call the Texas AgriLife Extension office at 940-349-2883.

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