Veterans Day and craft fair: 5 things to do in McKinney, Nov. 10-12


In honor of Veterans Day, a variety of ceremonies will be held across McKinney this weekend.


1. Custom Dental of McKinney offers free dental care for veterans
Custom Dental of McKinney will offer free fillings, cleaning and extractions for military veterans to thank them for their service. Appointments are required. 8 a.m.-noon. Free (for veterans). Custom Dental of McKinney, 6351 S. Custer Road, McKinney 469-907-1041.

2. McKinney Dance Band performs Veterans Day Tribute concert
The McKinney Dance Band’s third annual Veterans Day Tribute concert includes swing music and jazz. The concert will feature the full dance band and vocalists performing Count Basie classics. 7-9 p.m. Free. McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee St., McKinney.


3. Veterans Day ceremony held at Ross Cemetery
This ceremony includes the Buffalo Soldier Cavalry Group, Allen High School U.S. Marine JROTC and Collin County Judge Keith Self who will act as the “Master of Ceremonies.” Guests should enter through Pecan Grove Cemetery. 9 a.m. Free. Ross Cemetery, 1701 S. McDonald St.

4. Two events honor veterans
Two ceremonies are taking place to honor veterans. A missing man formation flyover occurs at the daytime tribute. The sundown ceremony includes the reading of names on a wall of honor. 11 a.m. (tribute), 5:26 p.m. (sundown ceremony). Free. Veterans Memorial Park, 6053 Weiskopf Ave.

5. Craft fair held at Country Lane Seniors Community
This holiday craft fair will have roughly 40 local artists and craftsmen. There will be handcrafted and vintage items for sale along with jewelry, clothing and baked goods. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Country Lane Seniors Community, 2401 Country View Lane.

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Cassidy Ritter
Cassidy graduated from the University of Kansas in 2016 with a degree in Journalism and a double minor in business and global studies. She has worked as a reporter and editor for publications in Kansas, Colorado and Australia. She was hired as senior reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano edition in August 2016. Less than a year later, she took the role of editor for the McKinney edition.
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