Carol Taylor, chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, says Dean Hallmark is one of the young men from Greenville and the surrounding area who should be remembered on the anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Hallmark did not lose his life at Pearl Harbor, but he was one of the pilots on the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo in 1942. Like many, he had to ditch his plane, and he was captured and executed by the Japanese. He was a member of the 1933 Greenville state championship football tea
Hunt County Master Gardener Wayne Bowman says December and January are good months to plant fruit trees in Northeast Texas, including peach, apple and plum trees. Wayne recommends planting bare-root trees because they're cheaper. He says trees may begin producing fruit within two or three years.
Paul Voss, Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager, relates plans for the Chamber's annual Christmas parade at 6 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 5). The parade will take a new and longer route this year, starting at City Park and going south and crossing Culver Street. It will then proceed to Sterling Hart Drive; Charity Road; Monroe Street; Live Oak; Washington; Main Street in downtown Commerce; and back to City Park. Paul says this will allow more space for social distancing.
Amy Stark, with the Merry Marketplace for Missions presented by the First United Methodist Church of Commerce, says the annual event is going online this year because of the threat of the coronavirus. Bidding on items -- many homemade -- will take place Wednesday through 3 p-m. Saturday (Dec. 3-5). The event raises money for local mission projects of the church.