Buncombe Creek: Heat index rising; fishing great


Lake Texoma is still fulfilling most fishermen’s limits, even though the heat index is rising. I have heard the fishing is excellent, so be sure to try your hand at it for a relaxing time on the lake.

The local eateries are teaming up to prepare for the busy weekend ahead. Be sure to try our Anchor Inn restaurant near the Buncombe Creek Marina. They have a full menu with awesome food.

Jurassic Park has been a busy place for the last few weeks. Swimming, picnicking, fishing and just enjoying the beautiful surroundings is sure to satisfy anyone’s appetite.

An abundance of activities is scheduled for this July 4 weekend here in Buncombe Creek. They were listed a few weeks back but will give a brief description for those of you that want to venture out.

On Friday, July 3 the 18th Annual Golf Cart Regatta will line up at the Texoma Southern Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m. with the parade to follow at 7:00 p.m.

The 15 th Annual Mickey Brown Memorial Fishing Derby will be held at Twin Ponds on Saturday, July 4 with registration from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Derby will follow at 7:00 p.m. There will also be free hotdogs and drinks.

Following the Derby, the 12 th Annual Turtle races hosted by Twin Peaks Water Works will be the event to watch. Bring your own turtle. No Water Turtles please. The Lakewood Manor Fireworks will bring an end to the evening beginning at dusk. Be sure to join us for a fabulous time.

The Buncombe Creek Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting their first annual Rummage/Bake Sale to be held on Saturday, July 4 at the Shay Community Center. The proceeds help to support the community. Also, in attendance the Buncombe Creek Volunteer Fire Dept. will be hosting their Cookbook Fundraising event. Be sure to stop by.

On Sunday, July 5, the Texoma Southern Baptist Church will be hosting their Red, White & Blue Cookout to be held right after the Sunday service. The proceeds help benefit the youth and their trip for summer camp. Please stay safe and practice caution with a higher number of folks down enjoying the lake.