Each year around this time, people from across Limestone County, and even beyond, come together to raise funds to benefi t residents at the Mexia State Supported Living Center. Groesbeck residents have been signifi cantly present at the fundraisers, and will probably be so again at this year’s fundraising gala on Saturday, Aug. 8. The gala promises to be a night of good food, great fun and delightful entertainment; but most of all, the event will raise funds to buy the little niceties in life that are not available to MSSLC residents unless volunteers provide them. The gala will be held at the Christian Life Center of First Baptist Church, Mexia, and the Volunteer Council is asking people to save the date and make plans to attend. Advance reservations are being sold now, with individual tickets $25, or a table of eight for $200, though people can usually buy tickets at the door if space is available.