Local Events

Lakeside VFD fish fry set for this Saturday

The Lakeside Village Volunteer Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary will hold their last fish fry of the year Saturday, October 16, from 4 to 7 p.m.


The menu will include fried fish, onion-stuffed hush puppies, potato salad and pinto beans, along with onions, pickles and your choice of tartar or red sauce, homemade dessert and drink. Cost will be $11 for adults and $5 for children under 10 years of age.


“People tell us this is the best fish fry anywhere around the lake, so we take great pride in seeing to it that we keep our food and our service consistent,” said Vicki Johnson, Auxiliary President. “As usual we’ll have both eat-in and take-out service available, and our fire hall is air conditioned and we set it up so there’s plenty of room to spread out or to seat large groups together,” she added.


“We hold the fish fry dinners three times each year, and they are the only events where the firefighters and Ladies Auxiliary both participate and we’ve got the team work down to perfection. Our firefighters do a great job of preparing and cooking the fish, and the ladies get everything else done so we can give the community a great meal,” Johnson continued.


As with all of the organization’s events, this support is how they keep the fire department and community center funded. “We’re really appreciative of the community support we receive for our events,” Johnson said.


The fire hall is located at 136 CR 1275, just east of the FM 927 and FM 56N intersection, right next to the water tower.

covington fbc plans car show october 16

Covington First Baptist Church will hold a “Classics and Customs” Car Show Saturday, October 16, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.


In addition to the vehicles, the public will enjoy vendors, bounce castles and refreshments.


Registration is open for the show, with the fee of $20 donated to the Cleburne Pregnancy Center.


Car show entrants must have vehicles staged by 11 a.m., and judging will take place from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Register by emailing covcabin65@gmail.com or calling 817-308-8189 and asking for Lee.


The church is located at 10549 State Highway 171 in Covington.

salvation army taking angel tree applications

The Hill County Salvation Army is accepting applications for its Christmas Angel Tree, which will provide toys for children from birth to age 11.


Applications are to be filled out by appointment only, and appointments are available October 15, 19, 21 and 28 and November 4 and 11. November 11 is the last day that applications will be accepted.


For more information, call Carol at 254-707-1401.

Fossil & Mineral Expo planned for Oct. 22-24

The Hill County Fossil and Mineral Expo will be held at Historic City Hall in Hillsboro Friday, October 22, through Sunday, October 24.


Multiple fossil and mineral vendors from Texas and beyond will be featured at the event, and there will also be an auction, raffle and door prizes.


The Texas Through Time Museum will also have an educational booth and activities for children. Demonstrations and more activities are also planned.


Hours will be 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.


Admission is free. Historic City Hall is located at 127 East Franklin Street in Hillsboro.

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