The Brownwood Quilters’ Guild, the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce and Mills County State Bank will be sponsoring the 8th Annual Quilt Show on April 28-29 at the Brownwood Coliseum. Show hours are Saturday from 10:00am-5:00pm and Sunday from 12:00pm-4:00pm.
Admission is $7 for quilters, husbands and children under 12 admitted free of charge.
There will be over 150 quilts on display, door prizes, a donation quilt (a portion of the proceeds benefits the Latch Key Program), vendors, demonstrations, old fashion bed turning, the Quilt shop hop, and a workshop and lecture.
Workshops are available Saturday and Sunday from 8:30am-12:00pm and cost $50 per person, cost includes a kit for the class. Kate Ackley from Bastrop, Texas will be teaching the workshops and also presenting a lecture and trunk show at 2:30pm on Saturday afternoon at the show on the history of quilting.
The Easter Bunny came to visit the Latch Key Program on Thursday before the children were out of school for the Easter weekend. Children in all grades were able to participate in an egg hunt.
Pictured above are children 4th grade through 6th who participated in the egg hunt.
The annual Brownwood High School Horticulture Department plant sale will be held Friday, April 13th, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the BHS greenhouse. BHS students have propagated and planted all plants that will be sold.
Southside Church members are preparing for a mission trip to the island country of Haiti through the North West Haiti Christian Mission and members are beginning to raise funds by selling Supersaver discount cards for their trip. These cards support the trip while giving great discounts for local merchants to those who purchase them.
Governor Rick Perry designated April 2012 as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) in Texas. The ARK joins rape crisis centers across the state in commemorating Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month to promote awareness and encourage support of this issue. This year’s theme, “Let’s Get Social,” is motivating your agency to host list of events or individual event this April.
According to a 2003 study conducted by the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault and the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work, nearly 2 million Texans have been sexually assaulted. That equals 1 in 5 women and 1 in 20 men in our state. Unfortunately, fewer than 20 percent of sexual assaults are ever reported to police.
Sexual violence is a form of oppression, and it is linked to all other forms of oppression. In order to create a world without sexual violence, it is imperative that each of us takes a stand against all forms of oppression – whether based on gender, age, race or ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity, ability or economic class.
Thousands of kids and parents attended Saturday’s 4th Annual Great Easter Egg Hunt and Candy Throwdown at Coggin Park. Wendlee Broadcasting, (KQBZ The Breeze 96.9 FM and NewsTalk 102.3/1240), hosted the event with the help of sponsors Brookshire’s, Bruner Auto Group, Schlotzsky’s, and Dr. Pepper.
Activities at the event included Easter egg hunts for three age groups (3 and under, 4-5 and 6-7), classic car show by the Heartland Cruisers, pony rides, Brownwood Fire Department trucks, Brownwood Police patrol cars, inflatable obstacle course, free fruit from Brookshires, food and drinks at the Dr. Pepper trailer, and Mr. and Mrs. Bunny were on hand.
Several organizations have scheduled family activities this Easter weekend including egg hunts and an Easter buffet, all of which are open to the public.
Saturday, April 7
*11:00-The Great Easter Egg Hunt- Coggin Park
Wendlee Broadcasting, KQBZ, The Breeze 96.9 FM, is hosting their 4th Annual Great Easter Egg Hunt in Brownwood at Coggin Park Saturday, April 7th for kids ages 7 and under. The first hunt will begin at 11:00am. Separate hunts for each age group will be held: 3 and under, 4-5 and 6-7. More than 2,000 children are expected. Be sure to bring an Easter basket or sack for each child participating.
All events are free thanks to sponsors. Children are sure to enjoy the Brownwood Fire Department’s fire trucks which will be on display, bounce house, the inflatable obstacle course, pony rides and refreshments from the Dr. Pepper trailer. Bring a camera to take pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Bunny. There will also be a classic car show by Heartland Cruisers. The “Bunny with the Money” will also be given away to a lucky winner at the event. The winner will receive a huge stuffed bunny with a basket full of candy and toys plus $100 cash.
Wednesday, April 4th, several BMS students embraced the motto, “Autism Speaks - Light it up Blue - To help make people aware,” and wore blue t-shirts to school in support of Autism Awareness Month.
Auditions for the Brownwood Lyric Theatre’s children’s play, Snow White and the Sebbendorfs, will be held on Monday, April, 9th at 7:00p.m. at the Howard Payne University Theatre.
Auditions are open to any person over the age of 12, and no preparation is necessary – come as you are!
The performances of the play will take place Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday May 21st, 22nd, & 23rd during the day at 9:00a.m., 10:30a.m., and 1:00p.m.