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By Chris Edwards
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Trey AllisonTrey AllisonWOODVILLE – Some tasty meats, good fellowship and live music will be the order of the evening come Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Family Life Center of Woodville’s First Baptist Church.

The church is hosting its annual Wild Game Dinner, a free event, which raises money for Caring is Sharing.

Doors open at 6 p.m., and attendees will get to eat a wild game meal and have the opportunity to bid on several auction items.

According to Mark Tolar, who serves the church as its associate pastor of worship and community outreach, the event has morphed, through the years, into an opportunity to raise money for Caring is Sharing, which is the Woodville-based food pantry that has long served the people of Tyler County.

All of the items up for auction, according to Tolar, have been underwritten by generous donors, and include several top-of-the-line firearms, such as a Mossberg Patriot .270 rifle with synthetic bolt action. In all, there are 14 live auction items. Door prizes will also be given.

The special guests at the event include Trey Allison, who will serve as the speaker. Allison serves as the president of the East Texas Region for Citizens State Bank. Allison, who has long served CSB and the Tyler County community, was named to his current position last year, following the acquisition of CSB in 2021 by Graham JB6.

Greg Stewart and Catahoula Drive will provide the music for the event. The bluegrass band will also perform in the church the following morning for the worship service.

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