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Dairy Queen will officially open on Wednesday.

Road closures planned around Chick-fil-A

The City of Kilgore announced temporary one-lane road closures near the intersection of North Kilgore Street and Texas 42 beginning Wednesday as construction on the Chick-fil-A continues.

The city said Texas 42 will have the outside southbound lane closed for a longer period because of additional work. The lane is expected to be closed until April 10.

"Please use caution when traveling through this area," the city's notice said.

Kilgore Dairy Queen to open Wednesday

Dairy Queen will have its official opening Wednesday at 10 a.m., the restaurant announced. The DQ is located at 600 N. Henderson Blvd. in Kilgore.

The restaurant also announced a grand opening giveaway: the first 100 people to buy a DQ ice cream cake will get a punch card for one free hungr-buster combo every week for a year.

A family and friends event was held Monday ahead of the grand opening.

Kilgore Public Library plans Kids Hobby Fair

The Kilgore Public Library will host a Kids Hobby Fair for those aged 5-17 beginning April 5 through April 30.

Students who want to participate are asked to bring displays of scientific experiments, arts and crafts, collecting, sports, or performing arts. Participants will be entered into weekly prize drawings.

The start date to bring displays is April 5, with the deadline to stop bringing displays April 9 at 4 p.m. Pick up displays April 26-30, and any items that are not picked up will be considered a donation.

Displays should be creative, not wider than 22 inches and not contain anything that is special or valuable to the entrant. Do not bring food items; the library says to take a picture instead.

Contact Kay or Kaitlin at (903) 984-1529 for questions.

Kilgore High School Prom Committee hosts fern sale

The Kilgore High School Prom Committee is taking orders for its annual fern sale, with proceeds benefitting the prom.

To order a Texas porch fern, see a prom committee member. Ferns are $17 each and orders must be paid for by March 31. Delivery day is April 15..

The 2021 Prom Committee members are Kayla Anthony, Tessa Audas, Shanna Casayuran, Kayla Cedillo, Alex Cervantes, Ashley Chavez, Cason Cox, Alicia Garcia, Kinley Hampton, Abby Hattaway, Eryka Hopper, Whitney Hunt, Kailey Jones, Kylee Lakey, Avery LeBlanc, Alejandrina Leon, Carley McEntire, Summer McGee, Carla Paredes, Jaycee Pierce, Roberto Rangel, Katherine Shupe, Analyse Thomas, Riley Thompson, Italy VanZandt, Vanessa Velasco and Averi Wood.

Please e-mail abates@kisd.org or cmurphy@kisd.org if you have any questions.

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