MeetYourNextMayor

The Friends of Bonham City, Active Bonham Neighbors, Oak Street Club for Gentlemen and Ladies, Fair Heights and Academic Park neighborhood associations have come together to sponsor a mayoral candidates’ forum, to be held November 25 at Bonham State Middle School.

The evening will kick off with a spaghetti dinner at 7 p.m., to be followed by the candidates’ forum from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. The first half hour of the forum will feature ten-minute presentations by Mayor Silas Glenn, Supervisor John Dickerson, Assessor Preston West, former Police Chief Joshua Cobb, and Supervisor Sophie Hines.

From 9 to 10 p.m., candidates will respond to questions that have been submitted in advance by the sponsoring groups.

And during the final half hour, the floor will be open to questions from the public.

Tickets to the spaghetti dinner ($4: free for children under 7) can be picked up at Middle School, 2116 Oak St., in advance. The dinner, which is sponsored by the Makes The Day Coffee Company, will include a beverage, garlic bread, green salad, meat and vegetarian sauces, and dessert. Proceeds will go toward Bonham State Middle School’s student awards programs, Friends of Bonham City Rhoda May Porter and Margaret Skinner of Active Bonham Neighbors are heading up the event, and volunteers are still needed to help with planning, publicity, clean-up, and correspondence.

All of the state organizations that have their representatives in the city are welcome to join the meeting and help actively before the forum as well.