Greater Shepherd Chamber of Commerce

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Yvonne Cones

          Coldspring Chamber of Commerce has a new member, Hilltop Ice House in Point Blank. Their Ribbon Cutting ceremony will take place on July 11 when the       If you are feeling hot and sweaty, looking at cooler times, perhaps a look forward to December might help you feel better! Plan to be in Coldspring on July 27 for Christmas in July! Santa is on vacation on that day and will have Bernard the Elf with him for company. They will be there for photo ops and probably eating ice cream or food from other vendors who will be set up around the Courthouse Square. There will be an Art Camp for Kids, hosted by CAAL. You can record your own karaoke with Starlite entertainment! You can visit Old Town and see how things looked several generations ago. There's the Jail Museum, Schoolhouse, Depot, Post Office, Grist Mill and more! Did you know all of this was just a short distance from the Jones Campus?

       To keep you cooler, the Fire Dept. will spray the crowd with a fun 'over spray'! So, all of that and food, vendors with great bargains for Christmas gifts (or something for yourself perhaps?) music and art camp for kids, this will be a day to remember! Call Danielle at 832-646-9888 or Barbara at 936-653-2332 for more information. A vendor who brings another vendor gets their space free! This event, from 9 AM till 4 PM,  is hosted by Coldspring Area Business and Merchants Association and the Historical Commission of our county.

       Coldspring Community Center had their new chairs delivered and they look good. They are lighter to lift and wider for comfort. The Center also have a new flag of our country, courtesy of State Representative Ernest Bailes. The old flag was looking really shabby and now we have a beautiful new one to go with all the other improvements in the Center. Look on the Facebook page for the Center or the web site for more information, the new phone number for the Center is 936-433-6783.

       Library summer reading programs are filling up, in fact some are already full. Shepherd Library has Toddler Day on July 31 and August 6. The age range is 3-5 years old and runs from 2 PM- 4 PM. Look for more information on Facebook pages for both libraries.

       Last week Coldspring Chamber had a ribbon cutting for Hill Top Ice House located in Point Blank on Hwy 190. The owner, Janey Wood, showed Chamber members around and her manager Josh Daniels made sure everyone was well looked after. Janey has redone upstairs with sofas and chairs for cosy talking areas and downstairs the large back deck is a great place for music and on Friday for Karaoke from 7 PM till midnight. There are two billiard tables and two dart machines and of course a Juke Box.

       Travis Kitchen chose the Hill Top for his 'meet and greet' and his celebration on his win. They serve Texas wines, draft beer and Mexican Imports. If you like champagne, they have it too. Add orange juice for Mimosas. The Hill Top Ice House is closed on Mondays, open other days at 11 AM except Sundays when it opens at noon. It closes weekdays at 10 PM, except Fridays and Saturdays -when it closes at midnight; Sunday it closes at 10 PM.  We all ate there, the sliders were delicious (great bread!) but of course you can have hamburgers, Tacos, wings, salads and Philly Cheese Steak sandwiches and more. Call them at 936-377-2506.

       Coming in September- Career Connection 2019, a Workforce Solutions hiring event. It will be in Jones Educational Complex on September 11. More details soon!

                                                                                                           Shepherd Chamber of Commerce
                                                                                                             PO Box 520, Shepherd 77371

                                                                                             Coldspring-San Jacinto County Chamber of Commerce
                                                                                                          31, N. Butler St. Coldspring 77331