WHITE SPRINGS — A handful of events to close out 2019 have been scheduled by the White Springs Special Events Committee.
The committee met Aug. 22 and set events for October through December.
A joint breast cancer awareness and domestic violence awareness event is scheduled for Oct. 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the White Springs Community Center.
The event will include cancer survivors speaking as well as speakers, who have survived domestic violence. There will be food at the event as well as goodie bags with informational packets and miscellaneous trinkets.
There will also be a signup sheet during this event to sign up for a self-defense class to support domestic violence awareness and help the community be better prepared.
The town is hosting a Veteran’s Day dinner Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the community center, which will include a free meal for all veterans that served in the Armed Forces.
Two events were scheduled for December.
First will be the annual Christmas parade on Dec. 6, starting around 5:30-6 p.m. The parade will run from Adams Memorial Drive by Ogburn Ballfield up U.S. Highway 41 and into the Stephen Foster Folk Cultural Center State Park.
The following weekend will feature “Breakfast with Santa” on Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. in Nelly Bly’s Kitchen in the state park.
The Special Events Committee is also looking into creating a cookbook, available for purchase, to raise money to help sponsor the special events that take place in White Springs, which will include recipes from various families, people and churches from White Springs. The goal is to be able to add onto the cookbook yearly, adding new entries into the cookbook, to continue the Taste of White Springs, and its unique culture, history and cuisine.