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Waco-area news briefs: St. Joseph's Catholic Church picnic Sunday

Waco-area news briefs: St. Joseph's Catholic Church picnic Sunday

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Public health district HIV testing

The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District will celebrate National HIV Testing Day from 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday at the health district office, 225 W. Waco Drive.

Free rapid testing will be available, and gift cards and goodie bags will be given away while supplies last. Walk-ins are welcome.

For more information, call 254-750-5499.

Greater Zion grocery giveaway

Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church, in conjunction with Shepherd’s Heart Food Pantry, will have a grocery giveaway from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at 2625 S. 18th St.

The giveaway will include dry goods, canned goods, produce items and drinks.

For more information, call 254-722-7429.

Bosqueville UMC ice cream social

Bosqueville United Methodist Church will have an ice cream social and bingo event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the activity center of the church, 7327 Rock Creek Road, directly across the street from Bosqueville Cemetery.

Perry UMC hamburger sale

Perry United Methodist Church will have a hamburger drive-thru from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the fellowship hall, 193 County Road 127, south of Riesel.

Plates are $8, including dessert, until sold out.

West cleanup day Saturday

City of West cleanup day will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, or until the containers are full.

Containers will be at the city garage, 205 W. Pine St. Proof of West residency is required for the cleanup day.

Items that will not be accepted include tires, batteries, paint, oil, refrigerants, electronics, gasoline and hazardous or biomedical waste.

Gardening and canning class

The local National Women in Agriculture Association chapter will have a garden and canning class from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at NeighborWorks, 922 Franklin Ave.

Registration is required. For more information, call 254-227-2488.

St. Joseph’s picnic Sunday

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 9656 Elk Road in Axtell, will have its annual picnic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

A barbecue lunch with all the trimmings is $12.

The picnic will also feature a live auction, bingo, children’s games, country store, jewelry booth and refreshments.

For more information, email or call 254-709-2222.

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

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