Greater Shepherd Chamber of Commerce

Did You Know?
Yvonne Cones

    'Hug A Tree, Kiss A Fish' is the annual event created by Brenda Myers, founder of 'Community and Children's Impact Center.' This weekend, which stretches from Friday May 17 through Sunday 19, needs lots of helpers, volunteers and sponsors. You can find out all of the details about this weekend specifically for families with children, who cannot afford a weekend in the country, on their Facebook page and web site.
    One thing that caught my eye was this request for helpers for the 'Special Needs Fishing Tournament'. This will be on Saturday May 18. "Leaders who can assist with taking off fish and putting on bait" are needed. "Parents will assist. Also needed, sponsors for the awards and trophies. Sponsors for the food for 3 days, which consists of 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners are needed." For a full list go to Facebook. This is a great event for impoverished families. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit there last year!
    Coldspring Chamber holds the first quarterly lunch of 2019 on January 29. The guest speaker will be Michelle Moss, County Extension Agent, who will talk about conditions in our county and how the recent rainfall affected it. The meal will be catered by "A Taste Above", cost is $15 and will be served at noon. Come early to meet and greet other business owners and members.
    "Best of San Jacinto County Awards Banquet" is fast approaching! Tickets are $25 each. If you have a group, you can buy a table for 6 at $125 or a table for 12 for $250. Tickets can be bought or reserved at the Chamber office from Friday 1st.  The theme this year is from the 60's & 70's with the title 'Peace, Love & Best Of..." There will be a silent auction, door prizes, a photo booth in tune with the theme and great food.  The Banquet is on February 23.
    This event is a fund raiser for the scholarships given each year to high school students in the county. Last year Coldspring Chamber gave $3,000 to this worthy cause. Shepherd Chamber does the same with their funds raised from July 4th event and other fund raisers.

Shepherd Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 520, Shepherd 77371
Coldspring- San Jacinto County Chamber of Commerce
31, N. Butler St, Coldspring 77331