Local Events

This Local events page is updated each Thursday following the Wednesday delivery of our printed publication.

Master Gardeners to host plant sale

The Hill County Master Gardeners Association will host its annual plant sale Saturday, April 8, starting at 8 a.m. at the Hill County Fairgrounds Exhibits Building in Hillsboro.

Networking hour set in Hillsboro

A Networking Happy Hour will be hosted by the Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce and the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at Branded Burger in Hillsboro. The event is open to all members of the public who would like to eat, socialize and network.

Emergency sirens under repair in town

Whitney Fire Chief David Gilmore recently reported that the emergency sirens for the City of Whitney are not functioning due to a motor issue.

Emergency management personnel has been contacted so that steps can be taken to make the necessary repairs.

In the meantime, Gilmore recommended that Whitney citizens rely on social media, weather reports and news to stay informed.

Hill County also has an emergency notification system to keep residents informed in the event of severe weather and other emergency situations.

Residents can sign up to receive phone call, text or email updates as needed by registering with the Office of Emergency Management at http://www.hilloem.com.

Woodbury VFD selling tickets for fund raiser

The Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department will host its second annual spring fund raiser Friday, March 31.

The event will feature drawings for gift certificates and an array of firearms. The event will also offer pulled pork sandwich plates for a suggested donation of $10. Live music will be provided by Chris Perez.

The annual fund raiser for the department will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. with drawings for prizes starting at approximately 7 p.m. Tickets for drawings are being sold for a $20 donation.

Tickets are being sold in Hillsboro at Branded Burger and T&A Firearms. Tickets are also available at Bosque Resort Restaurant in Laguna Park and Shooky’s on the Lake in Whitney.

Proceeds from the event will go toward maintenance, equipment, gear and training.

The Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department is located at 1523 County Road 1313, Hillsboro.

The Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department is a 501 c (3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.

For more information, contact event coordinator Bekah at 254-205-3836.

Chamber award nominations being accepted

The Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for its 67th annual awards banquet to be held Thursday, April 13.

Nominations will be accepted for the categories of citizen of the year, chamber member of the year, educator of the year and young person of the year.

Those who would like to make a nomination should submit information including: why the person should receive the award; how the person has made a difference in the community; examples of the person’s volunteerism or advocacy; and any other information that they feel should be shared with the committee.

Nominations can be emailed to info@lakewhitneychamber.com, delivered to the chamber office at 101 East Jefferson Avenue in Whitney or mailed to the chamber at P.O. Box 604, Whitney, TX 76692.

All nominations must be received by 4 p.m. Thursday, March 30. The person making the nomination will be asked to introduce the winner on the evening of the awards banquet, which will be held at the HILCO Event Center in Itasca.

LW Needle Arts Club to meet

Established in October 2014, the Lake Whitney Needle Arts Club is a local social charitable group for adults interested in needle arts. Meetings are held Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. at the City of Whitney Annex. Membership is open to adults only from the greater Whitney area interested in needle arts, such as bobbin lace, crochet, embroidery, knitting, quilting, sewing, tatting or weaving.


Hook and Needle Friends, a newly formed group, invites area adults to a needle craft get-together. The group will meet every Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Lake Whitney Senior Center, 503 North Colorado Street in Whitney. There are no dues, just people with common interests. Organizers encourage people to come and bring their latest works-in-progress.


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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.


    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.


  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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