Greater Shepherd Chamber of Commerce

Shepherd Chamber of Commerce

16 N. Liberty St, Shepherd, TX 77371


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Yvonne Cones

Coldspring Chamber of Commerce

31 N. Butler St., Coldspring, TX 77331


The weekend was beautiful!  Perfect for the Wolf Creek Car Show and hundreds of people came out to see the vehicles and vendors as well as check in to see if they had won the ‘Rifle Raffle’ held by Coldspring Community Center. The winners were all notified. The James Avery pendant went to Ms Bromley; the Tent Kit was won by Ms Henke,  and Mr Niederhoffer won the Mossberg Shotgun!  President of the Community Center Board, George Garrett, said that the profit on the raffle was much higher than expected and commended all the helpers who gave their time to volunteer to sell tickets and man the booth on the day.

George Garrett also commended three local merchants who stepped up to help the Center.  e said,” At the Board of Directors meeting on October 11 the Board was surprised when Helenmarie Johnson and Mary Taylor of Paradise on the Square, Margaret Lynn of Coldspring Trading Company and Patty Rayburn of Joy-Full Living, presented a check for $500. They got together to contribute from the proceeds of the recent ’Thankful Thursday on the Square’.  ”This" he added “is an outstanding example of merchants assisting the community. Let us support these local merchants."

The Coldspring Chamber of Commerce had worked long and hard to make this weekend a success. The total number of attendees and winners of the Car Show will be announced next week. Now it is onto Halloween and Christmas celebrations for both Chambers of Commerce and other local organizations. Vendors are signing up for both dates. Shepherd’s Christmas event and Parade is on December 4 at Shepherd Community Center, Kris Kringle’s Cornhole Tournament will play at the Pavilion outside while retail vendors can enjoy being inside the Center. Food vendors will be outside. The event will open at 9 AM and since the Parade will start at 6 PM, the Community Center will be closed at 5 PM so that all can come downtown to see it and the Christmas Maze at The Impact Center. This will continue after the Parade and the Concert at the High School. Sponsors are invited to decorate a room, visitors will see Princesses, the Grinch, Gingerbread House and the Elves Workshop and more. After visitors have walked through the rooms they will come to see a live Nativity scene complete with animals.

This year our Grand Marshal will be a good friend to our town and community, owner of TD’s Store and Gas Station. This store has a Luncheon Counter with a great variety of hot food, pizza, burgers, fries and so much more. The owner, Naam Maredia is a long time resident of Shepherd who has helped with generous donations to many events, especially those connected to youth and sports. Board member Brenda Myers has invited 4 of her celebrity friends to ride along with him.  Members of the Wolf Creek Car Show will drive Termite Watkins; former Detroit Lion’s Derek Woods; Reggie Dixon Allstar Coach and former Harlem Globetrotter and Reggie Johnson three times world Boxing Champion.  Want to join this Parade? Forms are available at Shepherd City Hall and Library. Vendors can pick up forms there too!

Coldspring’s Christams is the following week December 11. Vendors round the Square are signing up to get their place and the Parade will, as always be from Jones Campus to the Fairgrounds. This event starts earlier at 8 AM and the Parade starts at 6 PM. Call the Chamber for forms and information.  Many vendors have already signed up for this event. There will be a Kidz Corner hosted by the Baptist Church and lots of great music and food. Two weekends of Christmas cheer to mark down in your diary!

Shepherd Library starts its Gigantic Book Sale all week from October 18-22. Ladies from the Clearlake Center for Spiritual Living came again to spend a day sorting and pricing hundreds of books. Make sure to buy some to help the Library buy new equipment.

Like Gumbo?  Know how to cook Gumbo and would like to enter the Gumbo Cook Off at Coldspring Community Center on October 23 at 10 AM to 3PM. Rice, cups and spoons provided, just bring your favorite recipe. Entry forms are available at local businesses or call 936-442-1218.  Hosted by the San Jacinto County Democratic Party, all are welcome. It is $5 to taste and vote for the best!

Volunteers from  Clear Lake Center for Spiritual  Living with Director Terri sorting some of the hundreds of books to be sold.

Blue skies and lots of vehicles to look at at Wolf Creek  Car Show. Hosted by Coldspring Chamber of Commerce