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Wellington happenings

Public Meetings 

Wellington City Council will convene at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4 in a special meeting at City Hall. Collingsworth County Commissioners will meet at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 18 upstairs in the courthouse. 

Chamber Meeting

Collingsworth County Chamber of Commerce meets at 5 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church. Oct. 11 is the next gathering. For more information, contact President Karen Caldwell at 806-683-8147. 

Sprinkler fundraiser

Keep Collingsworth County Courthouse beautiful raffle drawing for a Ruger American 6.5 Creedmore rifle is set for Oct. 9 during the Living History Symposium. Proceeds go towards the installation of an automatic sprinkler system at the courthouse. Tickets are $20 each or six for $100. Purchase tickets from organizer Cliff Waller, 806-216-1050, by mailing a check to him at P.O. Box 27, Wellington, TX 79095 or dropping by the Wellington office of The Red River Sun.  

History Symposium

Sons of Confederate Veterans Charles Goodnight, Frontier Reg. Camp 2280 invites area schools to visit the life-like displays from the past on Friday, Oct. 8 at Powell Park. A chili cook-off will open events on Saturday, Oct. 9. History Symposium speakers will be featured Saturday afternoon at the Ritz Theatre.    

Schools, chili cook-off teams, history reenactors and vendors should contact Jody Coleman at 817-201-9009 or jody@wrightsok.com. 

Library News

Collingsworth Public Library’s Follett Book Fair, in person and online, will be Sept. 30 – Oct. 7. Family nights are from 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 and Monday, Oct. 4. Visit the online book fair at follettgift.com. Find the library on Facebook, email library79095@gmail.com, call 806-447-3183 or visit collingsworthpubliclibrary.info. 

Collingsworth Museum 

Visit the Ellis Art Center of the Collingsworth County Museum for a special display. Located at 824 East Ave. in Wellington, three historic buildings on the square house the Collingsworth County Museum. For special appointments, contact Director Doris Stallings at 806-447-5462. 

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