Local Events

‘Small Business Saturday’ to be observed

Since 2010, the Saturday after Thanksgiving has been known as Small Business Saturday. The annual event encourages people to kick off the holiday shopping season by supporting stores in their own community.
In honor of Small Business Saturday, the Whitney ISD Fine Arts Booster Club will set up a booth in downtown Whitney, serving hot cocoa, popcorn and baked goods. Bags filled with coupons for local stores and “shop small” stickers will also be handed out. The Grinch will also be in attendance at Small Business Saturday.


American Express created Small Business Saturday during the recession in 2010, stating that small businesses are at the core of every thriving neighborhood. Shopping locally can support neighbors, build community and help create demand for local jobs. Additionally, shopping at a local business keeps your money in the community. For every dollar spent at a small business, 67 cents stays in the local community, with 44 cents going to the small business owner and employees’ wages and benefits and 23 cents being reinvested in other local businesses.

When shopping locally, sales taxes go toward necessary city funds, such as infrastructure, fire and police protection and street repairs. Shopping locally can also be more convenient, and it can reduce your carbon footprint since drive time will be reduced. Furthermore, small business owners often have more product knowledge and expertise to share than larger retailers since they have a more specific focus area.
Come support local shop and restaurant owners by participating in this year’s Small Business Saturday. lemaker in the businesses.


American Express created Small Business Saturday during the recession in 2010, stating that small businesses are at the core of every thriving neighborhood. Shopping locally can support neighbors, build community and help create demand for local jobs. Additionally, shopping at a local business keeps your money in the community. For every dollar spent at a small business, 67 cents stays in the local community, with 44 cents going to the small business owner and employees’ wages and benefits and 23 cents being reinvested in other local businesses.


When shopping locally, sales taxes go toward necessary city funds, such as infrastructure, fire and police protection and street repairs. Shopping locally can also be more convenient, and it can reduce your carbon footprint since drive time will be reduced. Furthermore, small business owners often have more product knowledge and expertise to share than larger retailers since they have a more specific focus area.


Come support local shop and restaurant owners by participating in this year’s Small Business Saturday.

Santa to visit Veterans Pardners


Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting Veterans Pardners starting Saturday, November 26 and continuing on the following Saturdays: December 3, 10, and 17, from 10 a.m. until noon and from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. They will also be there December 21 through December 23. Veterans Pardners is located at 105 North Colorado Street in Whitney. Those interested can RSVP for free photo opportunities.


Santa’s Angels in Laguna Park


West Shore Civic Association has kicked off the 2022 Santa’s Angels of Laguna Park and food drive program. WSCA is taking applications, which may be obtained at the Laguna Park Library or by emailing wscatex as@gmail.com. They are due by December 8. Families assisted must live in Laguna Park. Donations may be made to West Shore Civic Association, 560 FM 3118, Clifton, TX 76634 or made via PayPal. Email the address above for more information.

Food bank sets holiday hours


Our Daily Bread, the Lake Whitney food bank and benevolence office, will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Tuesday, November 22, through Sunday, November 27. It will also be closed Friday, December 16, through Saturday, December 31. The food bank will reopen Monday, January 2, and benevolence will reopen Monday, January 9.

Angel Tree information announced


Early sign-up for the Hill County Salvation Army Angel Tree and Christmas assistance programs will begin in November, and the organization has announced important dates and application pickup locations.


Registration for the Angel Tree program will start November 1 and continue through December 5 for youth ages 13 through 18.


Applications may be picked up at Eastland Title, located at 69 West Franklin Street, or Texas Through Time, located at 110 North Waco Street, both in Hillsboro, as well as the Hill County Salvation Army Office, located at 108 North Colorado Street in Whitney.


Hill County Salvation Army will also be accepting applications for Christmas assistance for children from birth through age 12 at the Salvation Army office, located at 108 North Colorado Street in Whitney, starting November 8 and continuing through December 1.

Hill County Salvation Army
to offer help at Christmas


Hill County Salvation Army is asking families in Hill County who need a little extra help in providing Christmas for their kids to contact them to set an appointment to fill out paperwork.


The phone number is 254- 707-1401, and the address is 108 North Colorado Street in Whitney.


Applications for newborn to 13 will be accepted at the Hill County Salvation Army Office through December 2. Hillsboro Walmart will accept applications for these ages from November 1 through December 2.


Families with teenagers ages 13 through 17 may apply for Angel Tree assistance at Eastland Title Company, located at 69 West Franklin Street in Hillsboro, and Texas Through Time, located at 110 North Waco Street in Hillsboro.

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4 thoughts on “Local Events

  1. Hi. I was trying to get some information about the 5k race on the 2nd of July. The article says that it starts at 6:30 am, but I was wondering where the starting line is. The last few races have started at the elementary school, is this one also going to be there. Any information would be great. Thanks.

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    1. Tom, I just called the City of Whitney, and they told me that they are not doing a 5K race this year anymore. I apologize for the confusion. At the time that the flyers were circulating, a 5K was planned.

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  2. Aprile,
    Please publish this NEW EVENT for Laguna Park in your next issues:
    WEST SHORE Community Association will be hosting their inaugural Youth Halloween Trunk or Treat & Costume Contest and Halloween Movie FREE! Parents are encouraged to costume dress to impress as well! Awards given to the top 3 contestants selected by a spooky panel of judges.
    Refreshments will be served!
    It’s all located at the WSCA center on FM 3118, in Laguna Park.
    Halloween Night (10-31-22) 6:30 to 8:30pm

    Bring a goblin with you🎃

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