Concert to benefit fallen and wounded officers Saturday

The “In the Line of Duty Benefit Concert” for the families of fallen and wounded Killeen police officers Charles “Chuck” Dinwiddie and Odis Denton will be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Harker Heights Event Center at 710 Edwards Drive.

The concert features the bands Silvergun, Black Water and ILL Caretta. Tickets are $15 at the E Center. Call 254-216-9618.

City kicks off summer food drive

The city of Harker Heights will host its second annual summer “Pack the Pantry” food drive July 1-31 to fill the shelves of the Harker Heights Food Care Center.

Last summer the drive collected 162 pounds of food. The goal this year is 200 pounds.

Donations can be dropped off at one of these locations: City Hall, 305 Miller’s Crossing; Recreation Center, 307 Miller’s Crossing; Library/Activities Center, 400 Indian Trail.

Items needed include baby food, baby formula, baby diapers, toilet paper, laundry soap, dish soap, paper plates, napkins, personal feminine items, canned food and boxed foods.

Call 254-953-5493 or send an email to

Ringing of the Bells to celebrate Independence Day

President John F. Kennedy proclaimed the ringing of the bells nationwide on July 4, 1963, with the words, “Let’s ring freedom bells!”

Harker Heights invites all community members to resurrect this tradition by bringing a bell to the City Hall flagpole, 305 Miller’s Crossing, at 2 p.m. on July 4. Call 254-953-5466.

Contact Vanessa Lynch at or 254-501-7567.

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