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Sean of the South performing in Mineola

The Flint and Steel Coalition is hosting an evening of storytelling and music with Sean Dietrich “Sean of the South” for belly laughs and good ole Southern hospitality on Dec. 3. … more

Wood County Arboretum holding annual benefit fall barn sale

Celebrate cooler temperatures this week with a visit to the fall barn sale at the Wood County Arboretum and Botanical Gardens in Quitman. Bargain hunters are invited to shop from 8 a.m. to 1 … more

Church marks anniversary of 1853 founding

The Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church between Hainesville and Pine Mills celebrates its 170th anniversary Sunday, Nov. 19 with a special service and meal. The church started as Holly Springs Baptist … more

Benefit set for Dubbs Saturday

The Mineola community is coming together to give back to one of its own who has given so much to the community for over 35 years. Wanda Dubbs, who has set a high bar for volunteerism, has been … more

Hainesville VFD holding annual stew, auction

The 45th annual Sam White stew and gumbo dinner and auction benefiting the Hainesville Volunteer Fire Dept. is Saturday, Nov. 11 from 5-9 p.m. at the fire station, 3312 FM 49 on the west side if … more

County plans to honor its veterans

Wood County will acknowledge the contributions of military veterans with a variety of events. Veterans Day is Saturday, Nov. 11. The annual Veterans Day parade in Mineola will be Saturday, … more

County Democrats plan murder mystery

Who killed Malachai Stout and why? That’s the question Wood County Democrats will try to answer when they host their fall fundraiser, a murder mystery, Saturday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. at the … more

Tree sales benefit youth camp

This is Wind Song Farm’s 11th year to donate all proceeds from the Christmas tree farm to East Texas youth. Folks can cut a live Christmas tree and make a donation to the youth department … more

Senior center sets spud sale

The Forever Young Activity Center in Quitman will host a fundraising baked potato lunch on Friday, Nov. 3 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at 404 S. Main St. A super-sized potato with pulled pork and all the … more

Library friends hosting book sale

The Friends of the Quitman Public Library is hosting a Fall Book Sale to be held Oct. 31-Nov. 3 in the library’s Thurman Shamburger Community Room. Proceeds support library book-buying … more

Car show benefits Blue Santa

A car show and festival Saturday, Nov. 4 at Meredith Memorial Stadium in Mineola will benefit the Blue Santa program in Mineola, which distributes toys to children at Christmastime from local law … more

Arts, crafts sale at Holly Brook church

The door will open at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 for the annual arts and crafts sale at Holly Brook Baptist Church, Hawkins, and close at 3 p.m. featuring 44 vendors offering delicious food items, … more

DA’s office sponsors first responder event for the fourth year

The Wood County District Attorney’s Office has partnered with UT Health East Texas to host the Fourth Annual First Responders Co-Ed Softball Tournament, Saturday, Oct. 21 in Quitman. The … more

Churches partner to host revival for community

Two Mineola churches welcome the community to bring in the autumn season, partnering to host a Fall in Love with Jesus Revival. St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church and the First Methodist Church … more

For 40 years, Golden has honored sweet potatoes

The Golden Sweet Potato Festival returns with activities scheduled Oct. 24-28 in downtown Golden.

This marks the 41st time for the festival celebrating the sweet potato harvest in the Golden area. more

Monster fall concert set by symphony

The Lake Country Symphonic Band will present its fall concert, “A Monster of a Concert” on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. at the Historic Select Theater, 114 N. Johnson St. in Mineola, under the direction of Kelly Bennette.  more

Quitman schools hosting solar eclipse watch party

Wood County is in the path of the first of two solar eclipses within six months this Saturday starting at 10:25 a.m. and continuing to 1:30 p.m.

Observers must wear eye protection to directly view the partial eclipse, since a part of the sun will be visible throughout the eclipse. more

Holly Lake Church sets yearly arts, crafts sale

The annual Arts and Crafts sale at Holly Brook Baptist Church, Hawkins Oct. 21 will offer more than 40 booths of local crafters’ wares for sale in two large multipurpose buildings – the … more

Quitman Rotary Club hosting blood drive

Quitman Rotary Club will host a blood drive with Carter BloodCare on Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 pm. at the Quitman First United Methodist Church, 406 Lane St. Photo ID is required. … more

Arboretum planning annual fall plant sale

Plant lovers celebrating autumn can harvest a bounty of blooms when the Wood County Arboretum and Botanical Gardens kicks off its annual fall plant sale. more
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