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Waco-area news briefs: Mayborn cancels Christmas display

Waco-area news briefs: Mayborn cancels Christmas display

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Mayborn cancels Christmas display

The Mayborn Museum has canceled its Christmas lighting display in the Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village because of the local coronavirus outbreak.

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Free COVID-19 testing sites

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is partnering with state and city of Waco officials to offer temporary COVID-19 surge testing in McLennan County. HHS has allocated 40,000 COVID-19 tests for the effort. All tests are saliva-based, so participants should not eat, drink or brush their teeth for at least 30 minutes before their tests.

Testing will be available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the following sites:

Saturday-Sunday: Antioch Community Church, 505 N. 20th St., drive-thru.

Monday-Tuesday: Antioch Community Church; McLennan Community College, 4601 N. 19th St., Parking Lot N, walk-up.

Wednesday: Waco-McLennan County Public Health District, 225 W. Waco Drive, walk-up.

Thursday and Friday: No testing.

Nov. 30: West Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 114 Melodie Drive in West, walk-up.

Methodist Men fruitcake sale

The Waco Methodist Men’s group will sell Collin Street Bakery fruitcakes Monday through Dec. 24 at 4901 Cobbs Drive.

Hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Pecan halves will also be available for $10 per pound. Text 292-8848 for delivery. All proceeds support local charities.

Women’s Cubs selling poinsettias

The Waco Federation of Women’s Clubs is selling 6-inch poinsettias for $12 each. To place an order, call Pat at 855-0925.

The plants will be picked up after Thanksgiving at 2900 Bosque Blvd.

Free crisis counseling hotline

The Texans Recovering Together Crisis Counseling Program has established a toll-free counseling hotline, 866-576-1101, offering free service to anyone in need during the coronavirus pandemic.

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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