The third annual Night of Giving at Big Creek Crossing for the United Way of Ellis County will be from 6 to 9p.m. Friday. Join the community in supporting and meeting United Way Partner agencies throughout the evening. There will be live music, food, drinks and opportunities to win prizes, with the top prize from Riddle’s Jewelry of a diamond ring valued at $1,570. Need not be present to win.

With the purchase of a ticket, you will get one entry to the drawings with an opportunity for extra chances by showing proof of receipts from the mall merchants during the 6 to 9 p.m. time frame. There will be opportunity for exclusive store specials for that night only. Participating retailers also will have appetizer tables with a contest for the best “Superhero” decorated table. Tickets for the event can be purchased at United Way of Ellis County or online at or at Big Creek Crossing.