Sickle Cell benefit 5K slated for Sept. 21/Around East Texas

Published on Friday, 13 September 2013 22:16 - Written by From Staff Reports

The African American Cultural Events Committee will host the Sickle Cell Youth Scholarship 5K Walk/Run from 9 a.m. until noon Sept. 21 at Woldert Park, 701 W. 32nd St. in Tyler.

The purpose of the event is to raise awareness in the community in which the sickle cell disease is prominent among African Americans. AACEC also wants to provide technical assistance to parents of underserved and deserving youth who desire to attend college. A portion of the funds raised will be granted to sickle cell research and awareness and college scholarships for local students.

The deadline for receiving sponsorships is approaching soon. Please contact Gregory Buckner at 903-592-8973, or email or for more information.



Christ Fest will be held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 21 at Kilgore City Park.

The event will feature music, speakers, an auction as a means to raise funds for the ministry, and the 1st Annual Alan Blackstone Memorial Car Show.

The car show will begin at 9am and the music will begin at 11am. There will be groups performing Blue Grass Gospel, Southern Gospel, Contemporary as well as Christian Rap. Call Robert Adams at 903-720-7546 for more information.



The House Of Prayer will host two nights of Gospel music.

At 7 p.m. Sept. 20, Brian Free, Assurance and Gold City will preform. At 6 p.m. Sept. 21, Palmetto State Quartet, and Jeff And Sheri Easter will preform. Tickets are $15 in advance each night, or $17 at the door.

Purchase tickets at or call 903-474-3327.

House of Prayer is located two miles east of Emory on FM 515.



South Main Church of Christ in Henderson will host a faith-based two-day event for teens and parents at the Henderson Civic Center to about sex. The event will be held from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Henderson Civic Center, and from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at South Main Church of Christ.

“It’s a fun, up-beat forum led by Steve Holladay, a professional counselor from Dallas and a former youth minister who himself had a pornography addiction which began as a teenager. Like many kids, although he was raised in the church, he struggled with it until he was an adult because most programs are geared for adults. Our kids see, hear, listen to it everyday but our churches avoid talking about sex in church.”

Visit southmainchurch. com for more information.



Holly Brook Baptist Church will host new Bible studies beginning Sept. 23. The men’s Bible study is titled “Kingdom Man,” and the women’s Bible studies are “Gideon: Your weakness. God’s strength,” and “Lord, Is It Warfare?”

The church is located at 3219 S. FM 2869, Hawkins, telephone 903-769-2091. The website is