La Vega High School’s football team will play Carthage High School in a 4A Division I state semifinals game on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco. A bus has been chartered for fans and will depart at 3:30 p.m. from the athletics field house.

The cost is $25 per person, and light refreshments will be served. Game tickets are not included with the bus trip but can be purchased through Ticketmaster for $12 or at the gate for $15.

The deadline for reservations is noon Wednesday. Make reservations by calling Earline Keys at 722-7429 or Tony Torres at 424-1452.

Toys for Tots

Friday is the final day to donate toys for families in need through the Salvation Army’s Toys for Tots program.

Contact the Salvation Army at 756-7271 for drop-off locations.

Mayborn puppet show

Enjoy a special holiday puppet show with Santa and his hyper elf, Ringle Dingle, at the Mayborn Museum Complex, presented by Ware House Puppets.

Delight in Ringle’s escapades as he is chased by a cast of characters and searches for Santa’s missing magic bells. Following the puppet show, holiday-themed hands-on activities will be available throughout the museum.

Showtime is 2 p.m. Dec. 19, 20 and 21.

Free pet adoption

Limestone Animal Rescue and Adoption Shelter in Mexia is waiving the adoption fee on all pets, Dec. 23 through Jan. 1.

The LARAS House is located at 1517 Hwy 171 North in Mexia. For more information, or call 292-9552.

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

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