WEB EXCLUSIVE: 3 things to do this weekend

BRENT ADDLEMAN Managing Editor
The Somervell County Food Bank held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday morning as part of its two-day open house, which concludes on Saturday. Other events in town include the grand opening of Fossil Rim's Nature Store and the U.S. Veterans Navajo Code Talkers on Saturday evening.

While the cold, snow and ice have disappeared, spring break has come and gone, despite the rainfall pouring gently from this sky on Friday afternoon, there are three local events this weekend that should draw your interest.

On Saturday at 11 a.m., Fossil Rim Wildlife Center will unveil The Nature Store with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The project has been in the making for several months, after the organization’s previous facility burned in a structure fire.

The event will be held at the overlook, located at 1789 County Road 2009, Glen Rose. While details of the new facility are scant, the overall plan is for a bigger and better store.

The Somervell County Food Bank open house runs until 6 p.m. on Friday, and continues on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tours of the new facility, which is located on Bo Gibbs Drive across from the Somervell County Sheriff’s Office, will be given, and lunch will be catered by Hammond’s BBQ on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. and while supplies last.

The food bank open house has been a dream of the organization for some time, and has finally come to fruition.

Also on Saturday, the U.S. Veterans Navajo Code Talkers will be at the Somervell County Expo Center from 5 to 9 p.m. The evening includes a dinner package, which includes a dinner, Native American music and dance and personal testimony shared by the Code Talkers.

Cost of the event is $12, and includes general admission from 5 to 9 p.m., one upper-level stadium seat, a view of the Native American dance and music.

Brent Addleman is managing editor of the Glen Rose Reporter. He can be reached at 254-897-2282 or email to brent.addleman@theglenrosereporter.com. Follow him on Twitter: @GRR_Editor.