Shepherd Chamber of Commerce
16 N. Liberty St, Shepherd, TX 77371
Did You Know?
by Yvonne Cones
Two events coming up soon are great favorites with many people. First is the Coldspring Library Garage Sale! I mentioned this last week but here are more details to help you decide which day you will choose to go to the Coldspring Community Shelter. Opening on October 11 at 5 PM till 7 PM, is ‘First Pick’ of the items on sale. The pre-sale entry fee is $20 for this privilege and it will be first come gets to pick the special bargains. After that October 12 &13 have regular hours 8 AM till 5 PM. October 14 opens at 8 AM and closes at noon. Donate items now to the Library and help this wonderful facility fund raiser. Call 936-653-3104 for more information.
The other annual event which attracts thousands of people to our area is the Wolf Creek Car Show on October 21 & 22 at Wolf Creek Park, a beautiful setting by the lake. The event starts at 8AM on October 21 and finishes around 4 PM on Sunday, October 22 with the trophies being awarded. The T-Shirt design this year is exceptionally good and there will be all the fun, music and wonderful cars, trucks and bikes to admire. Food and vendors selling their products are almost fully booked. Call the Chamber for more information at 963-553-2184.
Here is another event to mark on your calendar! Coldspring VFD ‘’Fire Fest’ Fundraiser.This will be on November 4 starting at 10 AM- 6 PM. The Fire Department is on Hill Ave, parking is available at the Jones Complex. This day will be filled with a Chili Cook Off, Music and Dancing, Kids Games, with food and sweet treats available. The money raised is for equipment and tools as well as fire fighting gear. These are essential for the safety of the fire fighters who have worked this summer in conditions unbearably hot as they fought fires all over the county. All fire fighters helped when the large forest or grass fires burned hundreds of acres. Some of the money raised will help with the training needed for new recruits as well as special conditions they face now with the very dry weather. Hopefully we will soon be able to relax with rain and cooler weather approaching! Call Katheryn Hall at the Fire Station, 936-718-7436 for information or to make donation.
Women’s League held their first lunch of the new season 23/24 on Thursday September 14. The Community Center was full as ladies ate lunch catered by Lucy’s Country Kitchen. The event opened with a ribbon cutting as the Women’s League joined the Coldspring Chamber of Commerce. It was a fun lunch time with a chance to catch up on what everyone had done during the hiatus. If you go by the Chamber office, you will notice we have work being done on the entry way. This work is being done by new member Philip Allison of All-Curbs Concrete Curbing. He is able to create wonderful designs in concrete curbs, call him at 936-247-2963.
Woodland Park Nursing and Rehab in Shepherd have joined Coldspring Chamber. We look forward to their ribbon cutting. This is a very well run Nursing Home, recently featured here when they renewed membership in Shepherd Chamber. Rebecca Harrell is the liaison and can be reached at 936-628-3388. www.woodlandparkcare.com . Shepherd Chamber of Commerce- 210-995-7420.
Motorcycles for Missionaries is a fund raising event to provide missionaries in Africa and India where it is impossible to drive a car. Often there are no roads, only miles of wilderness between towns and villages. Motorbikes can escape a predator, lions, hyenas, etc. in such conditions where other vehicles cannot. This Christian non-profit believes in helping those who carry out this work and say that 41 per cent of the world’s population is unreached. Their event is on October 7 from 9 AM - 3 PM at Shifters Roadhouse on Hwy 156 leaving Coldspring. There will be BBQ plates, raffles and live music by Heirborn. The raffle prizes are fabulous! Trinity Armory Gun Range Package with Bronze membership is first Tickets are $10. There are many more prizes, go to the web site for all the details. Their organization, founded by Mark and Sherry Mears, is called Harvest Reach International. Call 832-810-3301 to know more!
Coldspring Chamber of Commerce
31 N. Butler St., Coldspring, TX 77331
Women’s League Ribbon Cutting. President Kay Capers with Chamber President Barbara Justice, Board members and League Ladies.
Founder Mark Mears and Elder Chris Lee with fundraising event motorbikes for missionaries.