AROUND TOWN (Sept. 14, 2022)

Booster Club fundraiser

The Marlin Bulldog Booster Club is selling Adrenaline Fundraiser Food Cards for all kinds of restaurants. Cost is $20 per card. Contact Michael Magouirk at the Chamber office or contact any Booster Club member to purchase.


St. Paul Garage Sale

St. Paul Church is holding a giant garage sale on Friday and Saturday, September 16 & 17, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  It will be held in the church parsonage at 212 FM 2307 (5 miles north of Marlin off Hwy. 6).  Furniture, clothing, tools, toys, kitchenware, and much more!


Community Health Fair

Falls Community Hospital and Clinic will host a Community Health Fair on Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at FCHC at 307 Live Oak St. in Marlin. Bring the family for fun, food, shopping with local vendors and to learn about the services offered in the community. Contact Alexis Parsons for vendor information at (254) 803-3562 Ext 2504 or


Farmers Market

The Riesel Lions Club has several events coming up that we are still accepting vendors for Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Farmers Market and trade days. We have indoor and  outdoor booths available. Oct. 15 - Spook-tacular Farmers Market and Trade Days from 9-2. 

Community Public Health Expo

A Community Public Health Expo is set for Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to  p.m. at the Booker T. Washington Alumni Bldg., 216 Falls Street in Marlin. All ages are invited for free health screenings. Featuring the Public Health Region 7 with AgriLife Extension for rural counties. Come see if you are eligible for any services. Don’t miss the event. Need a ride? Call (254) 292-1873. Hosted by Heart of Texas Area Agency of Aging, Falls County Judge Elliott, and in partnership with Public Health Region 7 and AgriLife.


Senior Fun Day

Marlin Seniors will sponsor a day of fun, fellowship and games on Sept. 29 at the Marlin Senior Civic Center, 104 Hay Street, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome.



St. Paul Church is planning a trip to the Schulenburg area on Oct. 4 to see the highly acclaimed Painted Churches of Texas. These beautifully adorned churches, built more than 100 years ago by Czech and German immigrants, have been featured in numerous publications and television programs.  The day trip, led by M&M Tours of Hewitt, will pick passengers up at St. Paul Church, 212 FM 2307, 5 miles north of Marlin.  It includes transportation in a deluxe motor coach and lunch at the Oakridge Smokehouse in Schulenburg.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the restoration of the historic St. Paul church building.  For more information, call 1-800-700-9620 or email


Marlin High School Class of 1972 50th Reunion

Marlin High School Class of 1972 will hold its 50th Reunion on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, at 5 p.m. at Marlin Men’s Civic Association, 116 N. Business Hwy 6, Marlin, TX 76661. Cost is $40 per person in advance, $50 at the door. Includes Dinner and Setups. BYOB. Other Classes Welcome. Pay by Check:  P. O. Box 163, Marlin, TX 76661. Make payable to MHS 1972. Pay by card: email for payment link. 




A fundraiser for the Marlin Senior Civic Center will be held on Friday, Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 104 Hays Street in Marlin. Pork loin plates with pork loin and gravy, spaetzle, green beans, dessert and tea for $12 donation. Eat  in or carry out. 


Local Youth Program

Gospel Lighthouse Church invites all youths within the community to Foundation Youth, an hour and a half long time of games, food, fun, and fellowship. It takes place each Sunday evening from 5-6:30 p.m. at 1009 Live Oak in Marlin.


Computer classes

Computer Classes continue at the Marlin Library on Mondays at 10:30 a.m.


Story Time

Children’s Story Time returns to the Marlin Library on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.


American Legion

Falls County American Legion Post 31 meets the second Monday of the month at 1 Mesquite Tree Lane at 6 p.m. Their phone number is (254) 883-5056.


Veterans Assistance

Caritas of Waco Inc. will be in Marlin every first and third Monday of the month as part of their Veterans Case Management Program: Assistance For Veterans / Outreach. This will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 365 Coleman St, Marlin. For more information, call (254) 832-5971. To make an appointment please call Jason McCarty at (254) 640-0906. Dates subject to change due to holidays etc.


After School 


The Boys & Girls Club of Falls County has an after school program that offers things such as homework help, health and life skills, and individual tutoring. It is $20 per child. The program takes place at Marlin Elementary School. For more information please call Sandra Jackson-Armstrong, Unit Director, at (254) 523-8735 or




NAACP will meet every fourth Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Falconer Stamp Center on Durr Street.


Lions Club meeting

Lions Club of Marlin will meet every second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 12 p.m. at the Chicken Place. 


The Marlin Democrat

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Marlin, TX 76661
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