Park in need of tricycles

by GAYLE ADAMS KILGORE 276-275-1255 or


The Historical Society has taken on the task of revamping the Jackie Gilliam Memorial Park near the Town Hall. Lowes, Inc. has given several donations. Now, the Society is asking for tricycles. The following is what Margaret Sturgill asked on Facebook.
Tricycles For The Park—Who can help? We need 6 to 8 tricycles for the little children to ride when they visit the Jackie Gilliam Children’s Park. If your child has outgrown his/her tricycle, please donate it to the park. Or, if you can purchase and donate one, we surely would appreciate it. Our park is a safe, fenced-in area for the little ones to enjoy. The tricycles will be stored in a safe place during the winter and placed back at the park in the spring but there will still be several days the children can ride before winter. If you have a tricycle to donate, just drop it off at the park. Arrangements are being made to lock the park at night and open back up each morning. Thanks to all who can help.


The Pound Historical Society will be hosting its first annual Pound Craft and Vendor Festival on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the parking lot and surrounding area at the Historical Society at 8404 Main Street. Vendors/crafters can set up for free, but will need to register with Margaret at 796-5060 or Susan from The Fabric House at 796-4500. All crafters/vendors will need to provide their own tables and tents. Hopefully, this will be a great way to help promote our local crafters/vendors and a great way to do some unique holiday shopping. And, can become an annual event.


Remember that Pickin’ in the Pound occurs at the Town Hall every Thursday evening beginning at 6 p.m. You get to socialize, listen to good music, and even dance!


The Second Annual Red Fox Storytelling Festival will be held on October 25 and 26 at 8404 Main Street, Pound. This event is hosted by Appalshop.

On October 29, beginning at 7 p.m. at J. W. Adams Combined School Performing Arts Center, the Latin Ballet will present El Día de los Muertos sponsored by the Wise County ProArt Association. Before the ballet, a Halloween costume contest will be held. Categories are Cutest, Creepiest, Couple/Group, and Most Creative. Winners announced prior to the Latin Ballet’s performance! You are invited to add the names of your lost loved ones to the festive altar before or after the show to honor and preserve the memories of your departed friends and family members. There will also be authentic Mexican candies to share and sample. Tickets are $10 each; all students are admitted free.


The Lone Pine Chapel of the Almira section of the Pound will be blessed with the music ministry of the Redeemed during the 11 a.m. service on Sunday, Oct. 27. Brother Steve Countiss will deliver the message. Pastor Jimmy Bolling will deliver the message during the 6 p.m. service. Everyone is welcome.