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The Annual Hope and Help Ministries Health Fair, Blood and Donor Drive is June 28th

About 10 years ago, Hope and Help Ministries Founder Dale Morrison was given a bone marrow transplant because he had cancer. On Saturday, June 28th at the Annual Hope and Help Ministries Health Fair and Donor Drive, Dale will meet his bone marrow donor for the first time. The event will take place at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church starting at 8:00am. The health fair includes a blood donation drive, an organ donor drive and blood screening.

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The Fort Griffin Fandangle is an Evening Full of Family Fun

The Fort Griffin Fandangle in Albany is coming up beginning June 19th. The event is the last two weekends in June. The Fandangle is a huge community/family event that you don't want to miss.

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Celebration of ‘Conan’ Creator – ‘Barbarian Festival’ in Cross Plains is June 14th

This weekend marks the 14th annual Barbarian Festival in Cross Plains. This is a fun time for the whole family with lots of antique cars, tractor show, kids booths, crafts and more. Why is it called the Barbarian Festival? Simple, the creator of Conan the Barbarian was from Cross Plains and this is a time to celebrate author Robert E. Howard.

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Best Places For A Kid’s Birthday Party In Abilene

If you have small kids, you may have a gathering of friends at your home for a little birthday party. However, when the kids get older you need something fun and entertaining for the kids to do. Here are a few places I found that are great for kid's birthday parties here in Abilene.

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Kids Eat Free in Abilene – Best Restaurant Deals

Going out to eat doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg, especially if you have a kids. All you have to do is find the places that allow kids to eat free. Yes, there are some restaurants that understand it's tough to go out to eat when you have a family of mouths to feed. In order to help you save a buck or two, I've compiled a list of Abilene eateries where kids eat free.

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Summer Camps at the Abilene Zoo

Kids driving you nuts yet? What if there was something fun and educational for them to do during the day? Well, there is and it's at the Abilene Zoo. They have their annual summer camp classes coming up with lots of fun in store

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Random Things to Do in Abilene When You’re Bored

You've all heard the jokes about Abilene being boring. Heck, there are t-shirts that say "Keep Abilene Boring" and people call this place "AbiLame".

Well, we decided to come up with a list of things to do to add a little excitement to your life in this boring town.

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Warmer Days Means More Bikes on the Road; Look Twice, Save a Life

When it's warm, the bikes come out. Simple enough. The spring, summer, and fall months are when you'll see the most bikes on the road.

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Worst Intersections in Abilene

We all know that Abilene has some really jacked up drivers. Add the fact that there are some really bad intersections in town, and it's a disaster waiting to happen. So, let's take a closer look at the worst intersections in Abilene, in no particular order

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas in Abilene

Sure, the gifts and the hype are not like Mother's Day, but Father's Day is just around the corner. It's another special time to show the dude who taught you how to ride a bike, throw a ball, or just be t

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Abilene’s Morgan Jones Planetarium Offers Fun and Education For Everyone

Did you know Abilene has a Planetarium? If you have elementary aged kids then you might; but did you know it's also open to the public? Only a handful of planetariums exist in Texas so this is a treat for Abilene. You don't have to be on a school 'field trip' in order to visit the planetarium either. It's very inexpensive and a great learning experience for the young and old.

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The 2nd Annual Summer Sizzle Cookoff and Dance is Set for July 18th & 19th in Baird

The Baird Chamber of Commerce (COC) is hosting the 2nd Annual "Summer Sizzle Cookoff" in historic downtown Baird in front of the old Train Depot. Christy King with the Baird COC says "I highly encourage all cook teams to get signed up because I'm afraid it's going to be huge this year, as it appears to be growing." Check out all the details.

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