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Waco-area news briefs: June 29, 2020

Waco-area news briefs: June 29, 2020

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City of Waco offices will be closed Friday in observance of Independence Day.

The Cobbs Recycling Center and the landfill will be open during normal business hours Friday but will be closed Saturday.

Friday’s trash will be picked up early, on Wednesday.

The Waco-McLennan County Library system will close all branches Friday and will reopen Monday, July 6.

The Cameron Park Zoo, the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, and the Waco Mammoth National Monument will be open Saturday.

Food distribution

The Central Texas Food Bank will distribute free food to help those in McLennan and Bell counties who are facing increased food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A drive-thru distribution in McLennan County will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at Waco ISD Stadium, 1401 S. New Road. A drive-thru distribution for Bell County residents will follow on July 18 at Temple College, 2600 S. First St. in Temple.

Attendees will receive a box of assorted produce, 1-2 gallons of milk and a protein box weighing between 8 and 20 pounds with chicken or pork products.

Anyone interested in volunteering should visit, and click on “Volunteer” to sign up. Volunteers proficient in Spanish are also needed for client intake.

To apply, email

West fireworks

The West Chamber of Commerce will host a Fourth of July fireworks show at 7 p.m. Saturday at Knights of Columbus Hall, 2547 Jerry Mashek Drive, in West.

Organizers ask that attendees adhere to COVID-19 precautions. There will be food, and the fireworks show will start at dusk.

Dr Pepper event

The Dr Pepper Museum, 300 S. Fifth St., will have a July First Friday event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.

The gift shop and soda fountain will be open late.

Golf tournament

Special Olympics Texas will host its annual Greater Bohemian Golf Tournament Aug. 1, at Cottonwood Creek Golf Course.

Anyone interested in playing in the four-person scramble or wanting more information can contact the Special Olympics area office at 230-4824 or email

Submit items in printed or typed form to Briefly, P.O. Box 2588, Waco, 76702-2588; fax 757-0302; or email

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