It is around this time on Thursday that some of us start thinking about what is coming up for weekend fun in Gatesville. If you just can't wait until the official start of the weekend (5 o'clock Friday) you can get out tonight and enjoy some live music with Ed Leonard at The Junction on 36 or Taylor Branch at The Bar Somewhere Else.
Get up early Friday and learn about Gatesville's latest claim to fame - The Collosus Pizza at Studebakers will be featured tomorrow morning KWTX News Ten This Morning and one of their reporters is going to take the Colossus Challenge and try to FINISH this 28 inches and 7lbs of deliciousness in an hour! Be watching between 6-7am. You are also welcome to head on down to the restaurant in the morning if you want to see it in person and maybe get your 15 seconds of fame on the news!
There are plenty of options for music lovers on Friday night. The family friendly Country Music Hall of Fame Show will be held at the Gatesville City Auditorium at 7pm. Admission is free. The American Legion invites you out for their Friday Fish Fry and entertainment by Ed Leonard from 7-10pm. The Bar Somewhere Else welcomes a country music duo from Burnet known as Texas Crossing. They start at 8pm.
If you tried the Collusus Pizza for lunch, you might need to check out The Feed Mill's new salad bar sometime this weekend! Tana says to remind everyone that they are closed this Sunday, the 22nd, but they'd love to see you Friday or Saturday and will be back to their regular schedule next week.
Saturday morning is about our little ones at these events:
Tiny but Mighty Fun Run - 9am at McKamie Stadium- Come out to support 5 year old Layla Evetts in her fight against cancer. She has been disgnosed with a DIPG (brain stem) tumor. All proceeds will be given to the Evetts family to help with medical expenses and travel cost. Events will include: 1K Kids Inflatable Obstacle Course, 5K Run/Walk, Silent Auction & Bake Sale, Music & Fun!
Day of the Child - 10am-1pm in front of Walmart. This event is sponsored by the Gatesville Exchange Club. There will be free activities for the kids and information for parents.
Rodeo fans will want to get down to Leon River Mercantile between 11am-4pm to meet some professional Bullriders, enjoy some hot dogs, win prizes and tickets to the May 5th Bullriding event, courtesy of Lily G Productions. And don't forget to get you some new western wear while you are there!
April is financial literacy month and The Boys and Girls club will be offering a FREE Increase Cash Flow and Debt Management workshop for families on April 21st from 3-5 pm. If you are interested please call and sign up today at 254-865-8347.
Saturday is also San Jacinto Day, a day of state pride for Texans. Each year we commemorate the Battle of San Jacinto between the Texan army and Mexican forces, which took place on April 21, 1836. The battle was a turning point for Texas' independence from Mexico. How do you plan to show your Texas pride on Saturday?
Sunday is Earth Day. Do your part in making this place just a little better. Pick up some litter, reuse something, pledge to recycle, plant something, teach a child what it means to care for the earth. Every small action counts!