The Old Settlers & Veterans Association of Falls County will host a Veterans Day Celebration from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the historic nonprofit Old Settlers & Veterans reunion grounds at Tomlinson Hill, between Lott and Marlin west of the Brazos River.

The event will include a veterans recognition, cowboy poet Jim Cathey, live music, barbecue plates for $10, a silent auction, raffle and horseshoes. The event is free and open to the public. From Texas Highway 320, turn south on Farm-to-Market Road 2027. The grounds will be on the right in half a mile, at 2965 FM 2027. For more information, call 493-0567.

Waco Veterans Day Parade

This year’s Veterans Day Parade through downtown Waco will be held Friday, with close to 4,000 participants and 180 units including floats, school bands, drill teams and veterans.

The parade will start at 13th Street and Austin Avenue at 11 a.m. and proceed down Austin Avenue to City Hall. Residents are encouraged to line Austin Avenue to show their support and appreciation for men and women who have served our country.

SuperHero SuperRun

Special Olympics Texas Area 12 is sponsoring a SuperHero SuperRun on Saturday at the Cotton Belt Trail, 1119 Harris Creek Road in McGregor.

The event is free for Special Olympics of Texas athletes and $25 for friends, family and community supporters. There will be a .25-mile, 2-mile and 5-mile event.

Superhero costumes are highly encouraged. For more information, call 749-1307.

Democratic Women

The Texas Democratic Women of Central Texas will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday at the East Waco Library, 901 Elm Ave.

The agenda includes election of officers, honoring veterans and a presentation on recycling and landfills by Anna Dunbar with the city of Waco.

Zoo honors veterans

In observance of Veterans Day, all veterans and active duty military members will be admitted free to Cameron Park Zoo on Saturday and Sunday with appropriate ID. Family members will receive the zoo’s military discount rate of $9 for adults 13 and older and $6 for children from 4 to 12. Children 3 and under get in free.

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