The Volunteer Services Council of Texoma Community Center is hosting the eighth annual Kids Entertaining Kids Entertainment and Silent Auction on Saturday, August 13 at the Sherman Municipal Ballroom, 405 North Rusk in Sherman. The event runs from 2 to 4 p.m. and tickets will be sold at the door at $1 for children and $2 for adults.

The event is in memory of Patrick Bellermann, and the proceeds will benefit Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) hosted by Texoma Community Center. The afternoon will be fun-filled for families and children.

The entertainment will feature the Neblett Elementary Drummers, Musical Hands, Chloe Walker of Jill Brown Studio, Cooke County 4-H Share the Fun, University of Gymnastics Cheer, Emily Ellis of the Sherman High Choir, and the Bonham High War Dancers. Refreshments, face painting and other children’s activities will be a part of the festivities. A huge silent auction is also part of the event with items for everyone.

A raffle will be held for prizes of $500 cash, a handmade quilt, $200 Shell gasoline gift card, $200 Wal-Mart gift card, and $100 Belk gift card. Tickets are available by calling 903-957-4865. The drawing will be held the day of the event, and you do not have to be present to win. Tickets are available for a donation of $5 for 1 or $20 for five. Also, a huge silent auction will be part of the event. The silent auction has something for everyone.

ECI’s mission is to support families of children birth to 36 months of age with developmental needs by providing or helping access services that support family choice and promote independence within the context of the family’s natural environment and daily routines. The program is designed to encourage and assist parents with an infant or a child who appears to be slow in development or who has organic deficiency and/or medical conditions that usually result in developmental delay.Early intervention is the most effective strategy to enable the child to live as a functional adult and is the most cost-effective time. This intervention helps avoid more extensive and expensive intervention as the child progresses through the school system and later in life.