By Julia McMichael
A million thanks to all the local people who attended the Culpepper/ Merriweather Circus Thursday night. The Boys and Girls Club netted about $1200.00 from this circus and $400.00 from the Carson and Barnes Circus. Thank you so much, T.J. Henley, at the Risin’ Sun Cowboy Church. This was a win-win situation. We turned lemons into lemonade.
I hope to give you an awesome report on the SAAFE House Bingo Bash and the Boys and Girls Club Turkey Shoot that took place this past weekend. The Turkey Shoot was at 9:00 am Saturday morning, and The Bingo Bash was at 5:00 pm Saturday evening, so I hope you attended both, had fun, and supported both events.
I can tell you I attended the grand opening of the new Trinity Clinic on October 20, downtown and it was awesome. Dr. Woodrome and Dr. Price have decorated and corrigrafted the waiting room, offices, and patient facilities professionally and comfortably as well as lovely. You must go by and take a tour of the new clinic. The refreshments were provided by family, friends, and local medical service businesses. Many October type plants and ferns were gifted for the grand-opening, and well wishes were abundant. The Trinity Peninsula Chamber of Commerce officiated for the ribbon cutting, and the Trinity Standard Newspaper was there to photograph and welcome the new business.
It is hard to believe that Dr. David Price has been taking care of Trinity’s citizens for over 25 years and has elected to stay in Trinity for I hope another twenty-five years. Also, he has brought us another doctor with different skill sets to tend to our community’s health needs. We are so grateful for him and his wife Connie for how much they do for our community.
Another medical doctor we are grateful for is Doctor Lawrence Quan. He has also been in Trinity for over 20 years and has dedicated his life to medicine and our community. Both men and their wives have volunteered and donated to Trinity in so many ways. Each has started organizations that benefit our older citizens and our younger citizens, and they never say “no to helping anyone” unless they are on duty. We are lucky to have these two individuals and need to say thank you to them whenever we can.
“The Pumpkin Patch Opens Saturday, October 21, 2017, Downtown.”
The Wildwood Sisters will host their vintage rummage sale downtown on November 2, 3, and 4, from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. The public is invited.
GREAT NEWS!!! The Boys and Girls Club of Trinity is hosting a Haunted House for everyone on FRIDAY, Oct. 27, MONDAY, Oct. 30, and TUESDAY, Oct 31, 2017, at the Boys and Girls Club on 100 San Jacinto Street from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Food, candy, games and scary critters abound. Entry fee to the Haunted House is $5.00. There is a costume contest, and face painting is available. Tickets are used for each activity. 4 tickets = $1.00, 50 tickets = $10.00, and All Access is $15.00. For more Information, please call Andrea or David at 936-594-0778.
GREATER NEWS!!!! The Trinity Police Department’s “Treats on the Street” is Tuesday, October 31, at 6:30 pm on Elm Street. How awesome is it that Trinity, Texas has its own “Elm Street”? The event was started four years ago for children to have a safe place to have fun and receive free candy by Police Chief, Steve Jones. Since Chief Jones started this event, the event has grown bigger and bigger, and now he has had to expand the celebration to another city block and put up additional lights for safety and more vendors.
Trinity businesses and organizations set up booths to give candy to the children of Trinity free, and provide entertainment and fun to the older children. A Haunted House is provided by the Firehouse Pizza Place and free hotdogs are provided by Trinity Café. Each year they hold contests for best-dressed costumes and best-decorated booths. Extra special this year is the prize for these contests and the selection process. First prize for decorated booth is $500.00. First, the second, and third prize for costumes is $100.00 each. The contests will not be judged, but each contestant will receive a raffle ticket to be drawn before the event is over at 8:00 pm. A ticket for each contest will be drawn from registered entries for a chance to win these prizes. You receive only one ticket for each drawing. Only registered participants can win. You may not have the best costume or the best-dressed booth, but if you are lucky, you will have the biggest smile on Elm Street when your name is drawn.
The events that will be highlighted in my tidbits’ column next week are: The Trinity County Veterans “Wall of Honor” Fundraiser on October 28, 2017; The VFW Ladies Auxiliary’s Arts and Craft Show on November 4, 2017; The Presbyterian Women’s annual Fall Bazaar on Saturday, November 11, 2017; and the Methodist Church’s 145 year old anniversary celebration on Saturday Nov.18, and Sun. Nov.19, 2017.
As you know, the Trinity Peninsula Chamber of Commerce has moved from 702 Robb Street to 103 Stadium Street west of McDonald’s drive-through. The Trinity Economical Development Committee voted to move the Chamber to this location and to financially save this 68-year-old organization. Most of the councilmen, committee members and founders of Trinity, Texas have served on the chamber board or been business members at one time or another and have also been integral partners in the growth and development of our community.
Last week electricity and water were restored to the building. We especially need to thank Entergy and the City of Trinity for this in-kind service. Without their help, our re-opening would not have taken place for many months. We will have a grand re-opening ceremony later in November. We hope the public will attend and thank our community-minded servants, as well as our members.
The Buttercup Cottage is now open in Huntsville, Texas at 1117 12th Street. It is located on the Square. Good luck Lisa Haynes. See you, Julia