Greater Shepherd Chamber of Commerce




Shepherd Chamber of Commerce

P O Box 520, Shepherd, TX 77371

936-628-3890

www.greatershepherdchamberofcommerce.org

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by
Yvonne Cones

Coldspring Chamber of Commerce

31 N. Butler St., Coldspring, TX 77331

936-653-2184

www.coldspringtexas.org


       Shepherd celebrated Christmas on December 7 and thankfully the weather was lovely, sunny , cool and very pleasant. Santa was on hand to give children, (and some adults!) Candy Canes. Santa is very popular, and will appear in Shepherd Library and other places over the next week or two.  DJ 'Foxtrot' Goffney played all day and Shepherd Chamber wants to thank both Santa and Foxtrot for their efforts to make the day a happy one. The Parade went well and first prize went to a combined effort on the float of Dee Dee Adams, who is our County Treasurer, Shepherd Library, Layla's Hair and Spirit Whispers. Everyone wore a costume from childrens' stories. Ms Adams was 'Jack in the Box' and waved from her large box surrounded by Bo Peep, a huge Dinosaur, and many other figures. Second and third prizes went to the United Methodist church and the Baptist Church. Both featured children who sang and both had beautiful floats with many hours of hard work paying off for their efforts.

       Both Chambers of Commerce work hard preparing for their events and much planning goes into making things safe for the Parades and in Coldspring, for the vendors who set up round the Square. Thanks to our law enforcement officers who do this for us! Sheriff Capers has his team making sure the roads are closed for the Parade and vendors round the Courthouse Square and Deputy Constable Ray Atchely looked after Shepherd with his fellow officers helping. We appreciate all their efforts!

       Coldspring held a ribbon cutting for new member Matticks Realty of Coldspring. Their office is on Hwy 150, just behind Joe's Italian Restaurant. The firm has been in business for 37 years and the owner, Tisha Matticks, has offices in Houston and the Katy area also. Tisha is a broker and instructor with a tremendous amount of experience in all aspects of her business, which includes property management as well as buying and selling homes. Call her at 281-578-8881.

       Shepherd Library helped put together 30 children's bikes on Tuesday December 10. The bikes were a very generous donation from Pro Star Waste for those children who would otherwise not be able to own one. The bikes arrived at Shepherd Community Center with Pro Star Joseph Walker and Casey Valdarey who made this whole event possible. Refreshments were supplied by City officials and High School students arrived to help assemble the bikes. The ages of the recipients ranged from 4 years old through 16 years and the pleasure felt by the adults watching them was equal to the excitement of the children getting their bikes! Thank you people of Pro Star Waste!