Bluegrass band set to perform Oct. 28
The east Texas Bethlehem Bluegrass Band will perform at the annual Saints Alive fish fry and gospel concert at Holly Brook Baptist Church on October 28. The event will begin at 5 p.m. Reservations may be made until October 22. Saints Alive is the church’s senior adult ministry.
In concerts the band plays and sings Christian music from contemporary, blues, spiritual, and traditional bluegrass styles. Band members include Fred Gebhardt (fiddle), Phil Rispin (banjo), Jim Johnson (mandolin and vocals), Sheila Small (vocals), Brian Dearborn (bass), and Dirk Coleman (guitar and vocals). There is no admission charge, but an offering will be accepted.
Blood drive Oct. 29
The church will hold its quarterly blood drive October 29 in the Family Life Center following the morning worship. Personnel from the Carter BloodCare Center will be at the church from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to accept blood donations from qualified donors.
A donor must (1) be at least 16 years of age (with parental approval), (2) be at least one day symptom-free of colds, ’flu, or not feeling well, (3) weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, and (4) not be taking antibiotics and certain other medications. Acceptable medications include vitamins or allergy medicine, blood pressure medicine, thyroid replacement, female hormones, anxiety or high cholesterol medications and many others. A list of guidelines is on the Web site: www.carterbloodcare.org/pdf/DonorGuidelines.pdf
HBBC has been holding blood drives since 2012 when a member had a serious need for blood.
Fall festival Oct. 31
As an alternative to “trick or treat,” Holly Brook will hold its 12th annual Fall Festival for children on October 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Those attending are asked to bring one can of food for Hawkins Helping Hands’ food bank. Sunday School classes will sponsor games and award prizes of candy donated by Holly Brook members.
The church is located at 3219 S. FM 2869, Hawkins; telephone 903-769-2091.