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  • Mark your calendar now! The 13th Annual Heritage Day Celebration in historic downtown Bonham, one of the oldest towns in the Lone Star State, is set for Saturday May 4. Free entertainment for all the family, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. The festival committee is also adding a parade that will begin from Powder Creek Park and continue to the square and back to Powder Creek. The parade will start at 4:00 p.m.
  • During Arts In Bloom, the streets of historic downtown McKinney come alive April 12-14 with fascinating sights and sounds as fine artists, dancers, performance artists, musicians, Texas wineries, and food vendors take part in the three-day celebration. There’s also a hands-on interactive area for children, the Kids Creation Station, where young Picasso's can learn about art processes and create their own masterpieces.
  • Saturday, March 30, the Fannin County Master Gardeners will host their 15th annual Garden, Lawn and Home Expo at the Bonham Civic Center. The event features knowledgeable speakers who address horticultural topics of use to those interested in all aspects of home gardening. Door prizes will be given away at each speaker session. In addition, vendors will be present offering a variety of plants, garden art, home and lawn care products and services, and a Silent Auction will also be available. Admission to the Expo and to the speaker sessions is free.
  • The Austin College 2019 Public Administration Symposium will address city planning for communities like Sherman and Denison that are facing an inevitable surge in growth. The event, "In the Path of Growth: How Change Drives City Planning," is scheduled for April 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Wright Campus Center. The symposium sessions are free and open to the public but reservations are required. Those wishing to attend should email frohmer@austincollege.edu by April 1.
  • The Fannin County Hospital Authority Board is conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment for the residents of Fannin County. Stroudwater Associates, a national healthcare consultancy, will be holding a workshop on behalf of the Board on the evening of April 2, 2019. Participants will be asked to develop a list of action items that will address the health needs of the Fannin County community, based on data collected and presented by Stroudwater.
  • 1938 – birth of Hoyt Axton, American singer-songwriter and actor. Hoyt Wayne Axton (March 25, 1938 – October 26, 1999) was an American folk music singer-songwriter, guitarist, and a film and television actor. He became prominent in the early-1960s, establishing himself on the West Coast as a folk singer with an earthy style and powerful voice. As he matured, some of his songwriting became well known throughout the world. Among them were "Joy to the World," "The Pusher," "No No Song," "Greenback Dollar," "Della and the Dealer," and "Never Been to Spain." Born in Duncan, Oklahoma, Axton spent his pre-teen years in Comanche, Oklahoma, with his brother, John. His mother, Mae Boren Axton, a songwriter, co-wrote the classic rock 'n' roll song "Heartbreak Hotel," which became the first major hit for Elvis Presley.