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Waco-area news briefs: Salvation Army to serve community Thanksgiving meal Thursday

Waco-area news briefs: Salvation Army to serve community Thanksgiving meal Thursday

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Community meal Thursday

The Salvation Army will have its Thanksgiving Day Community Meal from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at 300 Webster Ave.

All are welcome for the traditional Thanksgiving Day feast.

For more information, call 254-756-7271.

Cameron Park Zoo lights

Cameron Park Zoo, 1701 N. Fourth St., will feature Wild Lights, a holiday lights display, Friday through Jan. 9, with the exception of Christmas, Christmas Eve and New Year’s day. The display will be open from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Visits with Santa will be available through Dec. 23.

General admission tickets are $15 for ages 13 and up, $12 for ages 3-12 and kids 2 and under are admitted free of charge. Zoo members receive a discounted rate.

Wild Lights tickets are date specific. For more information, email

COVID-19 vaccinations

The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District will offer free COVID-19 vaccination clinics at the following sites this week:

Waco-McLennan County Public Health District, 225 W. Waco Drive, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; Heart of Texas Goodwill Industries, 1700 New Road, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday; University High School, 3201 S. New Road, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday.

The Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, including boosters, are available. The Pfizer vaccine for children 5 to 11 years of age is available at all locations. Parents or a consenting adult must accompany their minor children to receive the vaccine. Walk-ins are welcome, and registration for a scheduled appointment is available at

All health district offices will be closed Thursday and reopen Monday.

Holiday specials Wednesday

The Waco Tribune-Herald will produce only an electronic edition Thursday. All holiday inserts will be included in the Wednesday edition.

Tribune-Herald offices will be closed Thursday in observance of Thanksgiving.

Submit printed or typed items to Briefly, P.O. Box 2588, Waco, 76702-2588; or email


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