Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

June 24, 2013

Summer nutrition and ‘100 Years of Perrin’


— By Kay Mealio | Special to the Index

Wasn’t that rain nice? I think officially we got a little over 2 and one-half inches and we have a chance for more on Wednesday. You know you are in Texas when while eating in an upscale restaurant, someone says, “It’s raining!” and everyone rushes over to the window to see! It’s been a long time since we’ve had runoff and big puddles to contend with; but we don’t mind; we’ll take anything we can get when it comes to moisture.

The First Baptist Church in Perrin is planning a big July 4 celebration at the church with fireworks and refreshments. The program will begin when it gets dark. Everyone is invited to attend.

The Sparks Spring Advent Church will be having their VBS July 24-26 from 7-8:30. The theme of the VBS is “God’s Mighty Kingdom.” The program is for all ages of kids and there will be a break and snack time. On the last night, July 26, there will be a program with a picnic following. Everyone is encouraged to come.

The Summer Meals for Kids program at the school is for all kids 18 and younger. They are invited to come have lunch at the Perrin-Whitt CISD cafeteria for FREE. They don’t have to be a student at the school to come eat. Time for the meals are Monday through Thursday, 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., and meals will be offered until July 11 (closed July 4th). The Summer Nutrition Program is paid for by the USDA and program sponsors. www.summerfood.org

Don’t forget to be planning on celebrating the “100 Years of Perrin” Centennial Celebration. To celebrate the 100th birthday of the Perrin School District, all in the community are invited to participate in the festivities. All churches, community groups and interested individuals are encouraged to attend. On Thursday, Sept 26, there will be a Citywide Festival with booths and games to be held on the concrete parking lot between the school’s new gym and the ag barn. At dark there will be a bonfire in the grassy area west of the ag barn. The parade will be Friday, Sept 27. We encourage all exes, clubs, churches and businesses to be planning on an entry in the parade.

We will give further details on all of the events as time nears.



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Thought for the week: It may be true that every man has his price, but too many people seem to be holding bargain sales.