Lions Club selling pecans

The Whitney Lions Club is selling fresh pecans at $15 per pound – halves or pieces. To purchase pecans and assist the club with its annual fund raiser, visit Qwik Pack & Ship in Whitney or contact a Lions Club member.

Gardener apps still available

Gardeners interested in becoming a Hill County Master Gardener have until Saturday, December 15, to apply. Applications are available online at under the Master Gardeners tab. For more information, call the Hill County Extension Office at 254-582-4022.

Museum to be open Saturday

The Whitney Area Museum will be open Saturday, December 8, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The museum is located at the corner of North Brazos Street and West Jefferson Avenue near downtown Whitney. Admission is free.
Jingle & Mingle at LW Chamber
Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce will hold a “Jingle & Mingle” meet and greet Thursday, December 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The chamber is located at 106 North Colorado Street. For more information, call 254-694-2540.
Blood drive to be held locally
A Carter BloodCare blood drive will be held Monday, December 10, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Family Home Health Care of Whitney will sponsor the drive on the Carter BloodCare bus in the Brookshire’s parking lot. Donors will receive a long-sleeved Santa shirt. For more information, call Karla Clift at 254-707-0385.
Support offered to veterans
In order to show appreciation, Veterans Pardners of Whitney would like to offer support to veteran families in need. Email your name, address, phone number, number of people in your family and proof of service to or stop by the office at 111 North Colorado Street in Whitney.
Secret Santas for veterans
Brazos Street Market in Whitney is organizing “Be Santa For a Vet” this Christmas. Cards are available at the store, located at 207 North Brazos Street in downtown Whitney, that contain a list of items that can be purchased. Secret Santas can buy as many items as they choose and return the items to Brazos Street Market by Saturday, December 15, and they will be delivered to veterans.
Holiday grief support offered
Providence Hospice of Whitney is offering grief support, “Getting Through the Holiday Season,” Monday, December 10, from 1 to 2 p.m. at King Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 502 South Colorado Street in Whitney. This support group is open to anyone struggling with the loss of a loved one. Call Laura Webb, social worker, at 254-659-0186 with questions or to register.