Julia's Tidbits - November 2, 2017

Well, I know how it feels to have one foot in and one foot out. Next week I will celebrate Halloween, but the next day I will start planning my Thanksgiving Dinner bash and Christmas at the Crossroads’ Festival. In between this, I need to have a grand re-opening for the Trinity Peninsula Chamber of Commerce to celebrate our good fortune, and to thank the people who are responsible for it.
However, the celebration will probably take place after the Christmas Show because the committee wants to fix our roof and siding. We are so blessed. So watch this space for details. Refreshments and door prizes will be given away at this time, and the public will be invited. It will make for a wonderful Christmas party.
By the time you read this article, the “Wall of Honor,” the Haunted House, the Pumpkin Patch, and the Treats on the Street will have taken place. Please thank the wonderful people of Trinity who volunteer their time and efforts to make our community a special place. I have talked to a lot of people from other communities who say they have no events like Trinity and express disbelief we have so many!
I will begin with the second weekend of November and come forward, only because I don’t know how to cut and paste. Remember it only took me ten years to be able to reset the blinking light on the clock when the electricity went off. Technology is wonderful if you are under twelve years old.
If you don’t believe me that we have so many events in our community, look what’s coming up next. The VFW Ladies Auxiliary Arts and Craft Show, the Eastern Star Spaghetti Dinner, The Wildwood Sisters Vintage Sale, the Presbyterian Annual Fall Bazaar and the 145th Anniversary Year of the establishment of the First United Methodist Church are all taking place in the coming weeks of November.
By next week, people will have notified me about more activities they want to be listed in the Tidbits for November and December. Four events are listed below in detail:
It’s here, my favorite bazaar in November where everything is homemade, from quilts to decorations, to the food. The Presbyterian Women’s Annual Fall Bazaar will be held on November 11, 2017, at 405 North Elm Street from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. There is an art, and craft sale, quilt raffles, donated items, and Christmas raffles along with a bake sale that is held from 10 am until 3:00 pm. The bazaar luncheon of homemade soup and sandwiches will be held from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm. Raffle tickets are a $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. The Luncheon tickets are $7.00 for Adults and $5.00 for children. The ticket price includes one bowl of homemade soup, salad, drink, and dessert. The awesome thing about this lunch is the large variety of soups, salads, and desserts. They are extraordinary. This is the best deal in town. For more information call Bertie Burke.
The first weekend of November is no less extraordinary. Read on! The Trinity Chapter #186 Order of the Eastern Star is hosting their Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on November 4, 2017, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. The public is invited to attend, and the Masonic Lodge is located at the corner of Jefferson Street and Highway 19 across from Old Red. The spaghetti dinner costs $7.00 a plate, which includes spaghetti, salad, dessert, and a drink. In addition to the dinner, a silent auction will take place, and for more information, please call Kim Tullos Wheeless at 936-661-1568.
Before or after the Eastern Star Spaghetti lunch, you need to attend the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Arts and Craft Show on November 4, at the VFW Hall. It starts at 10:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm. The hall is located at 512 West Caroline Street. The public is invited to attend and support your local veterans organization’s activities.
If you would like a booth space to rent, vendor spaces are $40.00 each. Food and baked goods will be available for purchase also. IF YOU RENT A BOOTH AT THIS EVENT, IT WILL ENTITLE YOU TO A FREE BOOTH AT THE TPCC CHRISTMAS SHOW DOWNTOWN ON DECEMBER 2, 2017. For more information, please call Karlene Chambers at 936-594-9875.
On Thursday, Noldanavember 2, you can hone up on your shopping skills by stopping by the Wildwood Sisters Rummage, and Vintage Sale downtown across from Dairy Queen, and shop from 9 am to 4:00 PM. In addition to Thursday, they will be open on Friday and Saturday, November 3rd and 4th at the same time for our shopping enjoyment.
Last month I high-lighted the 145th Year Anniversary of the First United Methodist Church which will take place on November 18, and 19, 2017. It is an all-day celebration on Saturday, November 18, with a Quilt tour, silent auction, food vendors, live music, and much more. It takes place on Elm Street that will be blocked off for this celebration. For more information call Joyce Reinhart at 281-782-5618.
In the up-coming articles for Julia’s tidbits, I will be promoting the Christmas Show on December 2, 2017, held this year at Old Red. I moved to Trinity in June 1997. My first appreciation of Trinity was the Street Dance held on the 4th of July preceded by a fireworks display. I was shocked to see all the people bring their chairs to listen to the music. Coolers abounded with beverages to enjoy the evening, and it didn’t seem to bother these people, young and old that it was over 90 degrees outside. If that was not enough, you could imagine my delight when I came to the Christmas show downtown at the Crossroads with the weather under 50 degrees, and the people were there again. I was so happy to know I had moved to a community that still liked to have fun and celebrate the holidays and support their friends.
However, the lighted Christmas parade really hooked me into this community. I knew I had to be a part of this community and volunteer to be a part of the activities. I learned from the best, and some have passed on, but allow me to indulge in thanking people who have gone on, my mentors, and others that are still carrying the community torch. Sidney Connell, Lorene McCollum, Lanora Ainsworth, Girlie Mae Simmons, Kimberly Connell, Cindy Wilkinson, Genice Rice, Ron and Jo Conatser, Irene Sanders, Jo Ann Rawlings, Buddy Johnson, Richard Dennis, Susanne Waller, Dee Dee King, Rich Scott, Lois Edwards, Billy Goodin, Jaimie Gentry, Linda Pettit, Butch Gibson, Bill Reeves, Carolyn Baxter, Larry Grant, Neal Smith, Roland and Delores Kane, Lois Sa, Julian Weslow, Mary Anne Tyler, and many other people who have moved on.
My memory fails me when I want to give credit where credit is due, but the next issue I will recall more and more names that you will need to know because these names let you know when and where Julia McMichael became a “Trinity-ite.” Until the next time, Julia.