Greater Zion hosts Friday Food Giveaways

gingerbread houses

Kids in the Kitchen will be decorating gingerbread houses this December at the Greater Waco YMCA, 6800 Harvey Drive. Ages 6-12 will meet from 5:30-6:30pm December 2nd, and ages 3-6 will meet from 5:30-6:30pm December 9th. The cost is $20 for YMCA members and $30 for others. Registration ends one week before class.

For more information, email Crystal Hernandez at [email protected], or call 254-776-6612.

While many may be decorating their halls and homes, one woman gets into the Christmas spirit by turning her desk into a gingerbread house. Buzz60’s Mercer Morrison reports.

Food manager category

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, McLennan County and McLennan Continuous Education Department is offering a Professional Food Manager Certification course from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. December 5-12 at its McLennan County Extension office, 4224 Cobbs Drive.

The deadline for registration is Tuesday.

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The cost is $125, which includes training, materials, and the ServSafe National Food Manager certification exam.

To reserve a spot, call 254-757-5180.

Cameron Park Zoo lights

Cameron Park Zoo, 1701 North Fourth Street, will feature Wild Lights, a display of holiday lights, from Friday through December 31, except for Christmas and Christmas Day. The show will be open from 6-9pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and from 6-10pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Visits with Santa will be available through December 23.

General admission tickets are $15 for ages 13 and up, $12 for ages 3-12, and kids 2 and under are allowed free. Zoo members receive a discounted rate.

For more information, email [email protected]

Food giveaways on Friday

Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church, in partnership with Shepherd’s Heart Food Pantry, will be giving away the gift of groceries from 10-11 a.m. Friday at 2625 S. 18th St.

The giveaway includes meat, dry goods, preserves, produce, and beverages.

For more information, call 254-722-7429.

Charity shopping

FC Baylor will host McLane Stadium, 1001 S. Martin Luther King Jr. , a charity social shopping event at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays.

The fundraiser will benefit Isaiah 117 House, which aims to provide support in a safe and loving home for children awaiting foster care.

Tickets are $10, available at

Christmas parade

The City of Bellmead will hold its annual Christmas parade and tree lighting on December 1.

The tree lighting, with cocoa and cookies provided, will begin at 6 p.m. in front of the Municipal Courthouse at 3017 Bellmead Drive, and the parade will begin at 7.

Send printed items to Brief, PO Box 2588, Waco, 76702-2588; or email [email protected]

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